Homewares Product Design & Development
1. How long ago did you join Coco Republic and what was your first position?
My journey began mid 2015. My role at the time was Design Consultant for Max Sparrow Rosebery showroom.
2. What other positions have you held since that position?
The next role I held while still at Max Sparrow was Showroom manager and a year later I was promoted to Product and Merchandising Manager. I crossed over to Coco Republic in 2019 as Homewares Category Manager and moved into my current role, Product Design and Development early in 2021.
3. What do you love about your current position?
From a design perspective, I enjoy the feeling I have when I see a concept or an idea become a product in our showrooms. I love being able to put my creativity on show and feel a sense of pride when I see the products in our showrooms and knowing that our customers are taking our pieces into their homes to enjoy. I relate it to the feeling that I get when I go out and buy something, and the excitement of bringing that item home and how that piece can change the way you feel and change the way the home is represented – what drives me is that sensation is sparked or ignited by our designs.
4. What do you enjoy most about working with Coco Republic?
First and foremost the Coco Republic brand, its aesthetics and the people who work here! I love working alongside so many talented and creative people who assist me to strive for greatness and who push the creative boundaries to continually evolve. Finally, being taught and guided by Coco Republic’s Creative Director is something that is priceless.