Sarah Ellison is an Australian local designer and maker based in the resort town of Byron Bay, the easternmost point of the mainland. With a background in fashion, clothing design and ten years as a magazine stylist, Sarah Ellison launched her eponymous furniture and home accessories brand in 2017. Her aesthetic is in line with international trends, but also precisely suits the tastes of her design-minded clientele: Sarah Ellison is now sold throughout Australia and has gained recognition in New York.
Jean Royer, Koloman Moser, Pierre Paulin, Angelo Mangiarotti, Mario Bellini… – the list of designers who inspired Sarah to create the 2023 SOL collection can be continued for a long time. But despite the obvious borrowings, Sarah Ellison has an emotional message that comes from the energy of her location – the sunny surfer’s paradise of Byron Bay.
Earthy tones, natural materials and sculptural shapes define the offering, including plump sofas, glass-top tables, polished oak dining sets, and ceramic vases and table lamps.
The SOL collection has fashion codes: bouclé upholstery and glass top, column bases and low bolster armrests, concrete and velvet. And also the ideas of animated luxury of the 1970s, as in the furniture of the Italian diva Gabriella Crespi, and the ease of modular compositions, which is inherent in the modern Japanese design of Oki Sato. Sarah Ellison definitely understands that her clothes look great on camera today. Whether you’re looking for a warm hug or just the next home item to freshen up your onions.