From today, discerning shoppers around the country will now have the opportunity to own quality products made by WA’s most talented makers as FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre launches its online store.
FOUND has a long and proud tradition of showcasing the best in local design and craftsmanship, stocking Perth’s biggest range of homewares, artwork, jewellery, clothing, textiles, books, toys and gifts made by WA artists and designers.
These products are uniquely Western Australian, of the highest quality and represent the best in contemporary craft and design trends.
“FOUND represents more than 130 artists from across Western Australia and we’re absolutely thrilled to broaden the shop’s reach,” said Fremantle Arts Centre Director Jim Cathcart.
“With today’s launch, local customers will have the added convenience and flexibility of shopping online when it suits them and customers from outside WA will be able to get their hands on these beautiful items, in many cases for the first time.”
With around 300 products available, FOUND online features works by Shaun Tan, Julie Holmes, Robin Wells, Blue Lawn Designs and many more. The range will expand in the coming months to showcase more artists and mediums.
Blue Lawn Designs is a local Fremantle business which designs and prints linen tea towels and tableware featuring images of Fremantle and Rottnest. Their designs are very popular with locals and visitors alike.
“We have been selling through FOUND for more than a decade,” said Chris McDonald, Blue Lawn Designs co-owner. “It provides an excellent place to showcase our work.”
“A national online presence will bring the work of the state’s artisans and creatives to a receptive audience more broadly. Having our own work showcased for a national audience, beside the work of other designers and makers will, we think, contribute to a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Launching just in time for Mother’s Day, FOUND online offers standard and express national shipping, and free click and collect options for those in the Perth metropolitan area.
FOUND is online now at shop.fac.org.au
Top image: photography by Bo Wong