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Pieces of Eight CBD


14th February, 2011
Lucy Feagins
Monday 14th February 2011

Pieces of Eight brand new store and gallery in the CBD - Love the giant custom Flatland OK mirror on tbe left!  These shots by Ben Glezer.

Beautiful details in store - custom handcrafted Bridget Bodenham cups for offering clients a cup of tea!  On the right, meeting area with chairs and that light fitting from Diesel for Foscarini (available from Space) and a Konstantin Grcic table.  Photos by me.

Beautiful illuminated cabinets.  Also seriously loving the shard-like acrylic sculptures by Phillip Low.  Top shot by Ben Glezer, bottom shot by me.

Many moons ago, not long after I first started this little blog, I interviewed the very inspiring Melanie Katsalidis - Melbourne jeweller and owner of jewellery gallery and retail space Pieces of Eight.  A unique retail space showcasing the work of various super talented local jewellers, at that time Pieces of Eight's North Fitzroy showroom also served as a shared studio space for a busy collective of 6 local jewellers (including Melanie herself).

This year Pieces of Eight is looking all grown up (and very polished!), in a brand new space in the CBD!  Housed in the new Little Hero building on Russell Place, the space has been purpose-designed by Melanie in consultation with her Dad, well known architect Nonda Katsalidis.  This stunning new store is the perfect extension for Melanie's growing business - it's truly inspiring to see all her hard work and determination pay off as the business goes from strength to strength!

The CBD store showcases an exclusive collection of local and international jewellery and object-based work, and will also host regular exhibitions and events.  Upstairs Melanie has set-up a brilliant multi-purpose office and small workshop - whilst the old North Fitzroy space will continue to serve as a studio space for local jewellers, many of whom Melanie represents in store.

NOW FELLAS (yes, all 5 of you), I am not going to say the V-word, but if you haven't wowed your lover with a Flower 'Love Bomb' yet today, perhaps you should consider a little visit to Pieces of Eight on your lunchbreak!?  Come on now, you know she deserves it!  Alternatively - LADIES, why not take matters into your own hands with a well deserved gift-to-self, Independent Woman style?  That's certainly the only way I'll be getting any bling today.  :)

Pieces of Eight
28 Russell Place
ph. 9497 8121

Unique neckpieces by Peta Kruger (top) and incredible hand linked chains by Tamara Dixon

Incredible delicate geometric sculptures by Charles Wyatt, and new ceramic vessels by Bridget Bodenham.

Beautiful necklaces by Tessa Blazey

Details from Melanie's office upstairs

Upstairs office

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