Scoring their first high school jobs together at their local store, best friends Stephanie Candelli and Loren Carbone always had big dreams of working alongside one another.
But with Stephanie an interior designer and Loren a teacher, specialising in visual arts and P.E., their fantasy always seemed unlikely… until one fateful trip. “It all started with a casual discussion we had on a plane trip home from Greece after an overseas holiday together,” explains Loren. “It soon got very serious as we were full of inspiration from our travels and suddenly had aspirations to create. We virtually started Chased Designs the next day.”
A homewares business specialising in handmade prints, paintings, cushions, candle holders and decorative blocks, the entire Chased Designs range is made by the duo in their hometown of Adelaide. Embracing contemporary designs in two contrasting styles: geometric abstraction and instinctive free-flow art, one style is cool, composed and controlled, the other intense, wild and untamed.
Their latest instalment is their decorative Mini Blocks, which can be used as coasters or styled under a candle or jewellery. Starting from $10, each hand painted piece is one-of-a-kind and is protected against heat and water. Perfect for getting creative with, they come in two bold styles: Geos and Paints.
Also new in store, are Chased Designs’ latest prints of original fluid paintings. Available in A5, A4, A3 and A2 and as an instant download online, you can also get an original painting as a custom order commission piece. Their hand-sewn cushions (available as just covers or pre-filled) are similarly worthy of note, coming in a range of colours, prints and fabrics with hidden zip closures.
All wares are available through Chased Design’s Etsy store. Shop online.