This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

Morocco Meets Byron Bay In This Modern Bohemian Wonderland

Shopping

When visitor after visitor is asking if they can move in, you know you’ve pulled off an authentic and inspiring homewares showroom.

For her first bricks-and-mortar venture, founder of Tigmi Trading Danielle McEwan has created a wonderland in which to peruse a unique range of hand-loomed rugs, art, furniture, and objects from around the globe.

13th February, 2019

Inside Tigmi Trading’s studio/showroom. Photo – Alicia Taylor.

Tigmi’s first bricks-and-mortar venture is located in Byron Bay’s Habitat Commercial Precinct. Photo – Bridget Wood.

The store opened in late 2018. Photo – Alicia Taylor.

The pared-back fit-out heroes Tigmi’s unique range of hand-picked from around the globe. Photo – Alicia Taylor.

There is also a swoon-worth edit of art objects and furniture. Photo – Alicia Taylor.

Wares on display at Tigmi Trading, including ceramics by LRNCE. Photo – Alicia Taylor.

‘The vision was simple and one led by the product taking centre stage,’ explains founder Danielle McEwan. Photo – Alicia Taylor.

She wanted to create a backdrop using sculptural, natural materials. Photo – Alicia Taylor.

Danielle was inspired to launch Tigmi after travelling to Morocco 15 years ago. Photo – Bridget Wood.

Elle Murrell
Wednesday 13th February 2019

‘It’s a space that exudes soul through earthy textures of the nomadic rugs and handmade artifacts within an authentic atmosphere,’ – Danielle McEwan.

It all started on a trip to Morocco, 15 years ago. On a trip with her partner, Danielle McEwan fell in love with rugs hand-loomed by nomadic craftspeople from the High Atlas Mountains. ‘I was particularly drawn to their history, their abstract nature and the way they brought so much soul and character to contemporary spaces,’ she recalls.

A few years later, the start of her family and a move to Byron Bay gave Danielle the space and freedom to bring these rugs to Australia, through the launch of Tigmi Trading. As her business has grown, Danielle has been able ‘to indulge in various other passions – including working with artisans who share the same ethos, and whose pieces blur the lines between art, beauty, and function’.

A more recent milestone came in October last year, when Tigmi Trading opened it’s first showroom/studio in Byron’s Habitat Commercial Precinct. Danielle had been searching for over a year for the right space. ‘It was beautiful and light and, being such a melting pot of young creatives who share the same vision for life and business, it’s a very welcoming and nurturing work environment to be a part of,’ she tells.

Off the back of one busy buying trip from Morocco, the pared-back fit-out was completed in just four days – hat tip to the team at Forty Four Construction. ‘Our vision was to transport every person into our modern bohemian wonderland,’ welcomes Danielle. She also emphasises the backdrop of sculptural, natural materials, translating the timeless beauty of these aged, vintage rugs and other antique pieces into a contemporary context.

Tigmi’s hand-selected vintage and contemporary rugs take pride of place, while newly-acquired Pierre Jeanneret re-editions are another key feature. Danielle highlights ‘iconic design classics and a mix of simple functional pieces, such as the Moroccan stools, LRNCE ceramics, recycled Beldi glassware, and wonderful bespoke pieces by our good friend, sculptor Steve Clarke‘. And that’s not all, exclusive Tigmi designs will be added later in the year – watch this VERY swoon-worthy space!

Tigmi Trading Studio and Showroom
10-11/1 Porter Street
Byron Bay, New South Wales
Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-3pm

This Week

Architecture

The Epic Contemporary Revival Of A Pre-Federation Homestead

An 1839 Georgian-era mansion in Tasmania undergoes a specialist update and sympathetic extension by Cumulus Studio.
Sasha Gattermayr
  4 hours ago

Shopping

A Sunny New Range Of Planters From Capra Designs

Capra Designs debuts a new collection of planters inspired by ancient Roman architecture.
Sasha Gattermayr

Modernist Australia

A Fond Farewell To Modernist Australia!

Going, going... GONE! We bid a sad adieu to Trish Callan, and look back at some highlights from Modernist Australia, the website that raised...
Sasha Gattermayr

Art

TDF Collect Presents 'Devotions' By Lucy Roleff

The much-anticipated debut solo show from the Melbourne realist painter is here!

Architecture

A Gloriously Verdant Inner-City Extension

BKK Architects design a contemporary addition around its luscious, sprawling garden for a pair of self-declared introverts in North Fitzroy....
Sasha Gattermayr

Sustainable Homes

An Unbelievably Energy Efficient 100-Year-Old Workers’ Cottage!

With the expertise of Altereco Design, this cute cottage in Yarraville is now an ultra sustainable homed home, powered predominantly by sola...
Amelia Barnes
  12 hours ago

Architecture

Two Buildings + Two Courtyard Gardens = One Clever Inner City Home

This Fitzroy North house by Rob Kennon Architects turns the traditional house and backyard model on its head!

News

An Exhibition Weaving The Past, Present + Future Of First Nations Textiles

Distinguished textile artist Elisa Carmichael reimagines traditional weaving practices in today’s contemporary context.

Homes

A Quirky, Contemporary Harbourside Penthouse, For Stylish Downsizers!

The Neutral Bay penthouse apartment of Tracy and Peter Fleming, renovated by their son Jono Fleming with Strutt Studios.

News

Fab Face Masks Made By Women From Refugee Backgrounds In Melbourne

Second Stitch is a homewares and fashion enterprise offering training certificates and employment to women from refugee, migrant, and asylum...

On The Market

Permaculture Expert Ben Shaw's Gorgeous Geelong Home (+ Garden!) Hits The Market

A 1920s house with Geelong's best suburban garden (we're calling it!) created by permaculture expert Ben Shaw is up for sale.

News

Seljak Brand Releases A New Wool Blanket Made From Recycled Jumpers

The pioneering Australian label releases a new recycled blanket spun from old woollen jumpers and garments.

TDF Design Awards

Presenting The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020 Residential Architecture Finalists!

From an off-the-grid cottage to a sustainable urban commune, these are the best residential architecture projects in Australia.
Lucy Feagins

Regional

A Micro Flower Farm In Trentham, Decades In The Making

A florist devoted to holistic botanical living has transformed this dilapidated miner's cottage into boutique accommodation - with its own f...
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Totally Transfixing Concrete Retreat

This contemporary family home in Kew by Architects EAT is totally secluded, yet bright, breezy and open!
Sasha Gattermayr

View Comments

Similar Stories

Creative People

7 Australian Ceramicists You Should Know!

Irina Rybakov of Pépite shares some of her favourite local ceramicists!
Irina Rybakov

Shopping

Ooh La La! Our Art Director's Picks From Parisian Design Fair Maison & Objet

Annie Portelli's top discoveries from a whirlwind trip to Paris, at the world's biggest trade fair for interior design.
Annie Portelli

Interiors

Modern Mediterranean Is Having A Moment

Our resident interiors expert translates the latest contemporary interiors craze, inspired by all things Mediterranean.
Lauren Li

This Week

News

Seljak Brand Releases A New Wool Blanket Made From Recycled Jumpers

The pioneering Australian label releases a new recycled blanket spun from old woollen jumpers and garments.

News

An Exhibition Weaving The Past, Present + Future Of First Nations Textiles

Distinguished textile artist Elisa Carmichael reimagines traditional weaving practices in today’s contemporary context.

TDF Design Awards

Presenting The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020 Residential Architecture Finalists!

From an off-the-grid cottage to a sustainable urban commune, these are the best residential architecture projects in Australia.
Lucy Feagins

Shopping

A Sunny New Range Of Planters From Capra Designs

Capra Designs debuts a new collection of planters inspired by ancient Roman architecture.
Sasha Gattermayr

On The Market

Permaculture Expert Ben Shaw's Gorgeous Geelong Home (+ Garden!) Hits The Market

A 1920s house with Geelong's best suburban garden (we're calling it!) created by permaculture expert Ben Shaw is up for sale.

Sustainable Homes

An Unbelievably Energy Efficient 100-Year-Old Workers’ Cottage!

With the expertise of Altereco Design, this cute cottage in Yarraville is now an ultra sustainable homed home, powered predominantly by sola...
Amelia Barnes
  12 hours ago

Art

TDF Collect Presents 'Devotions' By Lucy Roleff

The much-anticipated debut solo show from the Melbourne realist painter is here!

Architecture

The Epic Contemporary Revival Of A Pre-Federation Homestead

An 1839 Georgian-era mansion in Tasmania undergoes a specialist update and sympathetic extension by Cumulus Studio.
Sasha Gattermayr
  4 hours ago

Architecture

A Totally Transfixing Concrete Retreat

This contemporary family home in Kew by Architects EAT is totally secluded, yet bright, breezy and open!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

Two Buildings + Two Courtyard Gardens = One Clever Inner City Home

This Fitzroy North house by Rob Kennon Architects turns the traditional house and backyard model on its head!

Modernist Australia

A Fond Farewell To Modernist Australia!

Going, going... GONE! We bid a sad adieu to Trish Callan, and look back at some highlights from Modernist Australia, the website that raised...
Sasha Gattermayr

Regional

A Micro Flower Farm In Trentham, Decades In The Making

A florist devoted to holistic botanical living has transformed this dilapidated miner's cottage into boutique accommodation - with its own f...
Sasha Gattermayr

News

Fab Face Masks Made By Women From Refugee Backgrounds In Melbourne

Second Stitch is a homewares and fashion enterprise offering training certificates and employment to women from refugee, migrant, and asylum...

Architecture

A Gloriously Verdant Inner-City Extension

BKK Architects design a contemporary addition around its luscious, sprawling garden for a pair of self-declared introverts in North Fitzroy....
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Quirky, Contemporary Harbourside Penthouse, For Stylish Downsizers!

The Neutral Bay penthouse apartment of Tracy and Peter Fleming, renovated by their son Jono Fleming with Strutt Studios.

Similar Stories

Creative People

7 Australian Ceramicists You Should Know!

Irina Rybakov of Pépite shares some of her favourite local ceramicists!
Irina Rybakov

Shopping

Ooh La La! Our Art Director's Picks From Parisian Design Fair Maison & Objet

Annie Portelli's top discoveries from the world's biggest trade fair for interior design.
Annie Portelli

Interiors

Modern Mediterranean Is Having A Moment

Our resident interiors expert translates the latest contemporary interiors craze, inspired by all things Mediterranean.
Lauren Li