When we embarked on our Rosebery showroom, a 2,000 square metre, 100 year old warehouse building, it was really exciting. It was like there had been a real renaissance in Australia for Australian made and designed product.
On this episode of People of Purpose, Johanna speaks to Sasha Titchkosky, co-founder of much loved Australian design brand, Koskela. Sasha talks about about creating a business with a mantra “Follow your heart. Trust your judgement. Do it with joy.”
She is a design lover and a book lover, with a passion for Australian products and people. She shares her passion for Yuta Badayala, a collaboration between traditional weavers from Elcho Island Arts in Arnhem Land and Koskela. She also talks about the pair’s new project, Koskela Kitchen, the challenges they’ve faced in pursuing a purpose-led business, and the joy she gets out of producing good quality products.
Sasha Titchkosky, is co-founder of Australian design powerhouse Koskela, with husband Russel Koskela.
The pair are renowned for their unique contemporary-but-natural-Australian style, their commitment to design for social change, their dramatic Rosebery showroom and their habit of doing things just a little bit differently – especially when it comes to running a business.
Values are front and centre here at Koskela, a place that is not only aesthetically beautiful, but a shining example of what happens when good taste, quality and purpose meet.
Traditional Yolngu weavers from Elcho Island Arts in Arnhem Land, partners in Yuta Badayala.
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