When it comes to Australian furnishings and design, Adelaide’s JamFactory is nothing less than an institution. Established in 1973, JamFactory has spent the last 43 years acting an unsurpassed creative hub for Australian talent, nurturing up and coming makers and designers with mentoring and teaching programmes as well as providing a much needed platform for young creatives to showcase their work.
Now for the first time it’s JamFactory itself that’s taking centre stage, with the release of their first ever furniture collection. A small but perfectly formed capsule of design delights, the nine-piece collection features furnishings designed by a cross section of Australian artisans, from such established names as Jon Goulder, Henry Wilson and Emma Aiston of Daniel Emma to emerging talent Daniel Tucker and Rhys Cooper.
To showcase the collection, throughout November and December JamFactory will open its first-ever a pop-up shop. Located in Sydney, the concept store will be based in the Rosberry showroom of Sydney design and lifestyle brand Koskela, and will be showcasing JamFactory’s new furniture collection, as well as a curated selection of products by 20 independent South Australian artists and designers.
Bringing the Adelaide buzz to New South Wales, the focus on the collection itself is squarely centred on South Australian design. While producing small runs of limited-edition designs in-house at JamFactory’s own studios in Adelaide, even large-scale production has been kept as local as possible, stimulating the local economy and supporting South Australian artisans. Working closely with local manufactures, JamFactory’s entire collection is Australian made, the majority being manufactured in Adelaide with a few pieces produced by artisans in Tasmania. To those who still are outsourcing large-scale production projects overseas, JamFactory is proving that for the highest standards in furnishing manufacture, companies need look no further than their own state.
With new pieces set to be added throughout the year, the expansion possibilities for this capsule collection are limitless. This may be JamFactory’s first furniture collection, but we predict it certainly won’t be its last.