Koskela has had over a decade's experience working with First Nations artists, art centres and artist collectives, collaborating to create unique design products. This experience and the relationships we have built which span the nation, coupled with our industrial design skills ensure we are uniquely placed to work with corporate and institutional clients to bring to life projects that can:
Koskela’s scope includes:
Iuk at EY
A bespoke lighting piece designed to reflect the significance of the eel trap and its importance to both traditional and artistic Koorie practices.
Client – Ernst & Young
Collaborator – Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (NGKM)
Interior Designer – Gensler
Completed – 20
Location – Melbourne
The Alice Range at Maker’s Dozen
Client – Lendlease
Collaborator – Centre for Appropriate Technologies (CfAT)
Completed – 2019
The Reflection Pods at Westpac
Client – Westpac
Collaborator – Lucy Simpson of Gaawaa Miyay Designs, Elcho Island Arts and Milingimbi Art and Culture
Interior Designer – Geyer
Completed – 2018
Location – Sydney
Koskela has an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2018 – 2020 to support the national reconciliation movement.
Indigenous Art Code
Koskela are members of the Indigenous Art Code; a system to promote and preserve ethical trading in Indigenous Art.
For our everyday customers
Koskela takes our own initiative to develop First Nations design products that are available to everyone via the Live sector of our business. Products include fabrics by the metre, cushions, blankets, upholstered furniture, and art sold via our bi-monthly exhibitions.
Bespoke design services
Koskela has the unique capability to design, manufacture and install highly integrated bespoke furniture for workplaces and institutions. With over two decades of local manufacturing experience and a skilled industrial design team, we know off-the-shelf products aren’t always a perfect fit for a project.
Koskela are specialists in this type of solution. As an Australian company that manufactures locally, we have a skilled team on the ground that can oversee a bespoke project from start to finish. Talk to us about your ambitions and needs, and we can realise them: