Creating Contemporary Style
The revitalising transformation of Cremorne and Richmond is very evident when you stroll around the top end of Church Street. The first to move in were the advertising agencies, lured by the warehouse space which adapts so well to creative industries. Then it was the website designers and architects, and you’ll notice, in your walks along the laneways behind 381 Cremorne boutique accommodation, many business nameplates by the doors of otherwise anonymous brick and iron buildings.
Now, it’s clearly “design central”, with all the prestige names well established in this stylish and interesting precinct.
When you wind down Cremorne Street, turn into Balmain Street, under the railway bridge to emerge onto Church Street, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice – from the renowned contemporary style of Poliform furniture to the sought-after bespoke creations of the famous Designer Rugs.
Designer Rugs, commissioned to create carpets for visits by the Pope and the Queen, moved in to Church Street in 2014, part of the influx of upmarket design outlets that has given the precinct its flair.
Here’s just a selection of what else you’ll find in the vicinity: King Living at 559 Church Street, Misaru at 610, Arthur G at 618, Rugs Carpet & Design at 620, Space at 629, PAD at 630, Meizai at 658.
King Living is a big story about Australian design success, from their beginnings in Sydney to expansion across the country. Their new showrooms in Church is a perfect example of the gradual but now accelerating transformation of the precinct.
PAD Furniture, too, is a success story that is taking advantage of Cremorne’s optimistic shift towards quality and style. They started out 20 years ago in an outer suburb, but stepped up to Church Street about a decade ago, then into bigger premises in Church Street quite recently.
That business aims at being “original, distinctive and tasteful”, with a dash of difference. Very Cremorne!