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

Image – Josie Nawia, Fiona Elisala and Flora Warria from Moa Arts. Photo – Rhett Hammerton for Koskela.

Koskela Celebrates 10 Years Collaborating With Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander Communities

26th August, 2019

See handwoven lighting pieces at Koskela made by artists from six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

Australian design brand Koskela has collaborated with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on an extraordinary lighting collection. 

The exhibition, titled Ngalya, features handwoven lighting designs developed with artists from six art centres around the country: Bula’Bula Arts, Durrmu Arts, Milingimbi Art and Culture, Moa Arts, Ngarrindjeri Weavers, and Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Each piece combines ancient and increasingly rare craftsmanship techniques with modern interior design while providing an economic platform to Indigenous artists. 

All the products in Ngalya have been crafted ‘on country’ (meaning the site of each artist’s ancestral land and place of residence) using locally harvested plant fibres and natural, handmade dyes in a labour-intensive creative process. The exhibition is showing at Koskela’s Rosebery store before travelling to the South Australian School of Art as part of Tarnanthi, an annual national celebration of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. All works will be available to purchase. 

2019 marks 10 years since Koskela began working with Indigenous artists. As a registered member of the Indigenous Art Code, the brand is committed to preserving and promoting ethical trade in the industry. Koskela has been committing one percent of all product sales since 2017 to the development of these opportunities, equating to roughly 10 per cent of the company’s profits. In the same year, Koskela became the first Australian furniture and lighting company to be granted B Corp certification. This certification means the business balances purpose and profit and is legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

Look out for our most our next podcast episode with Koskela founder Sasha Titchkosky to be released later this week!

Ngalya
Wednesday August 28th – Wednesday September 18th
Koskela
1/85 Dunning Ave
Rosebery NSW

26th August, 2019

This Week

News

Jardan's Stunning New Perth Showroom Is A Terrazzo Palace!

The champions of modern Australian furniture design open the doors on their first West Coast flagship.

Shopping

Create Your Own Salon Wall With These Affordable, Vintage-Inspired Artworks

Interior designer and stylist Jono Fleming pioneers a new affordable art alternative, with the launch of his limited-edition, stretched-canv...
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Local Post Office Transformed Into A Meaningful Family Home

How photographer Alexandrena Parker, and carpenter Michael Riseley, turned a rundown former post office in Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria, int...

Art

Announcing The Finalists For The Record-Breaking 2020 Archibald Prize

From 1068 entries, the 55 shortlisted artworks for Australia's most prestigious portraiture prize have been unveiled!

Homes

A Creative Couple's Lovingly Renovated 1950's Home

Lucy Spartalis and Alastair Innes of She Takes Pictures He Makes Films share their renovated 1950s home in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.
Lucy Feagins
  3 hours ago

Art

Intricate Bark Artwork From The 'Top End', On Show At Koskela

'Top End Bugi' at Koskela showcases 36 incredible bark artworks from three art centres in Arnhem Land.

Gardens

A Dreamy, Generous Coastal Garden

This Mollymook property's incredible front garden by Dangar Barin Smith has inadvertently become a local tourist destination.

News

This Wiggly Coatstand Can Be Anything You Want It To Be

Student designer Brigitte Owers-Buccianti has launched her furniture brand Real Non-Real with a versatile piece of industrial-inspired furni...

Architecture

An Action-Packed, Compact City Home

A formerly unliveable art deco house in Northcote gets a major overhaul by Rob Kennon Architects.

Architecture

An Open-Plan Home Partially Inspired By A Hitchcock Film!

Modo Architecture challenge the standard open floor plan in this Melbourne family home – taking partial inspiration from the house featur...
Amelia Barnes
  19 hours ago

Food

Julia's Salmon + Potato Spring Salad With Yoghurt Dressing

A versatile salad of salmon, potatoes and vibrant zesty greens from Julia Busuttil Nishimura.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Building Better

The Best Building Materials For A Sustainable Home

From rammed earth to concrete, which building material is the most environmentally friendly? The answers may surprise you...

Interiors

A Spectacular, Art-Filled Home In Melbourne's Outer Suburbs

Interior design extraordinaire Chelsea Hing conducts a sweeping transformation of this sprawling family home in the Victorian suburb of Park...
Sasha Gattermayr

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Inner-Suburban Home, Designed To Be Deconstructed + Reused

Rammed earth and recycled timber come together in this creekside Melbourne home by Breathe Architecture.

Interiors

The Cosy New Australian-Made Sofa Range, Inspired By Togetherness

Jean-Pierre Biasol talks us through his lush new collection of locally manufactured sofas - inspired by the feeling of companionship!
Sasha Gattermayr

A month of TDF News. Keeping you up to date on art & cultural events, design awards, and other great happenings across Australia.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Jardan's Stunning New Perth Showroom Is A Terrazzo Palace!

The champions of modern Australian furniture design open the doors on their first West Coast flagship.

NATIONAL

This Wiggly Coatstand Can Be Anything You Want It To Be

Student designer Brigitte Owers-Buccianti has launched her furniture brand Real Non-Real with a versatile piece of industrial-inspired furni...

VIC

This Heritage-Nominated Pavilion In Fairfield Is Under Threat Of Demolition

Sign the petition started by Kennedy Nolan to prevent the site’s destruction!

News

Find Amazing Aboriginal Art From Central Australia At Desert Mob 2020

Celebrate the diverse range of Aboriginal artists in Central Australia at Desert Mob – a multi-faceted art event running online and in-per...
Sasha Gattermayr

News

This Is The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Creative Small Business!

Side-step hustle culture and create something more meaningful with this practical and personable business book from former TDF columnist, Fi...

NATIONAL

Attention All Student Ceramicists – Win $10,000 And A Paid Internship At Mud!

The Australian homewares brand has just launched The Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize, offering a 3-month paid internship at Mud Australia and...
Sasha Aarons

NATIONAL

Thomas Maxam’s ‘Abomination’ Vases Are Ugly On Purpose

The fledgling Melbourne practice launches a line of unique, handblown glass bud vases, in a vivid range of colours!

NATIONAL

Get Your Hands On These Delectable Posters + Support Food Relief!

Lucy Folk alum Gemma Leslie has launched Food For Everyone – a not-for-profit organisation selling illustrated recipes by local chefs as l...

NATIONAL

A Weird And Wonderful New Online Design Shop Has Landed!

Sisters Emma and Lou Smith launch Jolie Laide with an impressive curation of local and international designers and artists.
Sasha Gattermayr

NATIONAL

Help Artists Rebuild Studios In Beirut + Win Goodies from Maison Balzac, Bobby Clark, Baina + More!

Artists and designers from Australia and New Zealand have donated jewellery, homewares, textiles, art and bed linen to recuperate funds for

NATIONAL

Amp Up Your Accessories With The New Heide x Gorman Collaboration

Iconic fashion label Gorman creates a new art-inspired print exclusive to Heide Museum of Modern Art.

This Week

Art

Announcing The Finalists For The Record-Breaking 2020 Archibald Prize

From 1068 entries, the 55 shortlisted artworks for Australia's most prestigious portraiture prize have been unveiled!

Shopping

Create Your Own Salon Wall With These Affordable, Vintage-Inspired Artworks

Interior designer and stylist Jono Fleming pioneers a new affordable art alternative, with the launch of his limited-edition, stretched-canv...
Sasha Gattermayr

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Inner-Suburban Home, Designed To Be Deconstructed + Reused

Rammed earth and recycled timber come together in this creekside Melbourne home by Breathe Architecture.

Architecture

An Open-Plan Home Partially Inspired By A Hitchcock Film!

Modo Architecture challenge the standard open floor plan in this Melbourne family home – taking partial inspiration from the house featur...
Amelia Barnes
  19 hours ago

News

Jardan's Stunning New Perth Showroom Is A Terrazzo Palace!

The champions of modern Australian furniture design open the doors on their first West Coast flagship.

Interiors

A Spectacular, Art-Filled Home In Melbourne's Outer Suburbs

Interior design extraordinaire Chelsea Hing conducts a sweeping transformation of this sprawling family home in the Victorian suburb of Park...
Sasha Gattermayr

Food

Julia's Salmon + Potato Spring Salad With Yoghurt Dressing

A versatile salad of salmon, potatoes and vibrant zesty greens from Julia Busuttil Nishimura.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Interiors

The Cosy New Australian-Made Sofa Range, Inspired By Togetherness

Jean-Pierre Biasol talks us through his lush new collection of locally manufactured sofas - inspired by the feeling of companionship!
Sasha Gattermayr

Art

Intricate Bark Artwork From The 'Top End', On Show At Koskela

'Top End Bugi' at Koskela showcases 36 incredible bark artworks from three art centres in Arnhem Land.

Architecture

An Action-Packed, Compact City Home

A formerly unliveable art deco house in Northcote gets a major overhaul by Rob Kennon Architects.

News

This Wiggly Coatstand Can Be Anything You Want It To Be

Student designer Brigitte Owers-Buccianti has launched her furniture brand Real Non-Real with a versatile piece of industrial-inspired furni...

Homes

A Creative Couple's Lovingly Renovated 1950's Home

Lucy Spartalis and Alastair Innes of She Takes Pictures He Makes Films share their renovated 1950s home in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.
Lucy Feagins
  3 hours ago

Building Better

The Best Building Materials For A Sustainable Home

From rammed earth to concrete, which building material is the most environmentally friendly? The answers may surprise you...

Homes

A Local Post Office Transformed Into A Meaningful Family Home

How photographer Alexandrena Parker, and carpenter Michael Riseley, turned a rundown former post office in Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria, int...

Gardens

A Dreamy, Generous Coastal Garden

This Mollymook property's incredible front garden by Dangar Barin Smith has inadvertently become a local tourist destination.
CONNECT WITH TDF

The Design Files acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files – we would love to hear from you.

Please email us here.