Koskela Live - Australian made furniture & ethically-sourced homewares, art, rugs, lighting and gifts.
Koskela is a design company selling Australian made modern furniture, as well as ethically sourced art, floor rugs and homewares that nurture a meaningful connection with space. By investing in diverse makers who share our beliefs, and focusing on natural materials and sustainable practices that embrace the circular economy, we ensure all our products have a rich, rewarding narrative.
Maningrida Art and Culture
Made in Australia
Products that are manufactured in Australia. Buying Australian-made supports local businesses and jobs, supports our community, and strengthens our economy.
Products where the manufacturer invests in the technology and innovative practices to reduce carbon emissions during production. The company is also committed to Net Zero emissions targets.
Products that incorporat recycled materials. Diverting materials from landfill reduces the demand for raw materials and utilising waste as a resource contributes towards the circular economy.
Sustainably certified products that have at least one of the following certifications: Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), ISO 14001:2015, OEKO-TEX® or Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
Traditional Craft Preservation
Products that support the preservation of heritage crafts which often embody culture and intergenerational knowledge. These products enable artisans to create sustainable livelihoods using these skills.
Supports First Nations peoples and communities
Approximately 70% of the value of these product goes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned organisations. This income, independent of Government welfare, supports First Nations cultures and self-determination.
These products do not contain any ingredients shown or suspected to harm human health including but not limited to parabens, phthalates, PEGs, DEAs, SLS, Triclosan, Formaldehyde, ethanolamines, chemical sunscreens, synthetic fragrance, BHT, and BHA, hormone disruptors and carcinogens.
The company that makes these products is transparent in its business practices and reports annually on how it’s furthering its values and achieving its impact goals.
Nature and Wildlife Conservancy
These products contribute to nature preservation efforts, including wildlife and their habitats, biodiversity, or ecosystems.
These products are made by a female owned and operated business. Supporting female businesses has trickle-down benefits for the entire community which includes education, employment, and economic opportunities.
Sub Base Platypus
118-120 High Street
North Sydney, NSW, 2060
Monday & Tuesday (by appointment only)
Wednesday to Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Koskela Live - Australian made modern furniture & ethically-sourced homewares, art, rugs, lighting and gifts.
Koskela is a design company selling Australian made modern furniture, Sydney, as well as ethically sourced art, floor rugs and homewares that nurture a meaningful connection with space. By investing in diverse makers who share our beliefs, and focusing on natural materials and sustainable practices that embrace the circular economy, we ensure all our products have a rich, rewarding narrative.
We’re about making change in the design world by giving back to the communities that have been underserved and promoting sustainable design that is good for people and the planet. Koskela’s own brand of modern furniture, Sydney, has been developed and manufactured over many years and used in homes across the country. Our furniture is designed for a circular economy rather than a linear one. Our aim is to in encourage a movement of sustainability and responsible production and to inspire people to make a change with how they choose to furnish their homes.