It started with a dream
Two girls (well middle aged women really), a desire for financial independence and a dream of doing work we are passionate about. Six months on the vision changed and two became one. The dream flowed and morphed slowly into a bright and colourful reality.
Take Your Seat is a family company managed by me, Susanne. Mother Creative Wife Buyer Dreamer.
My husband Rob looks after contracts and assists with the shop and shipping. Our son Richard helps where possible with trade shows and the warehouse. At heart it's about one family working with other families.
The first flutters of the dream were around upcycling and reupholstery. Giving 'old bones' a new life.
The dream is still there but has now blossomed and the vision has shifted to focus on colour and texture in textiles.
I still reupholster chairs but the direction for Take Your Seat is now working with fabrics and handicrafts from India. I travel to North India one or two times a year if possible to meet with the families I source from. I draw inspiration from architecture and everyday culture. I'm passionate about colour, pattern and texture and want to bring the glorious vibrancy of Indian colour into people's homes. I'm in awe of the skills artisans employ working in fabric, stone and wood. It is only by supporting these people that the skills will survive. Many of the textiles are vintage and upcycled into new products.
My passion is to bring you designs that are out of the ordinary - with a dash of whimsy and a look which is eclectic. I have also brought together furniture from some of our favourite ranges, focusing on pieces that have an interesting story. There are tea towels from a boutique Australian manufacturer, reclaimed timber chests and tables and the most beautiful textiles from Australia and India.
Take Your Seat has a boutique at Tamborine Mountain on the Gold Coast hinterland .... 2/130 Long Road (Gallery Walk), Eagle Heights.
We are usually open 6 days a week (closing Wednesdays), but please call in advance if you are coming as we sometimes have to swap days.
We also wholesale Australia wide.
Take Your Seat (A.B.N. 98161291434)