FRITZ + KITTI HOME FURNISHINGS
Fritz + Kitti Home Furnishings is a Melbourne based designer and maker of vintage retro inspired home furnishings and clothing. Featuring gorgeous rustic vintage German linens, recycled denim fabric and cool retro pinup reproduction prints, the Fritz + Kitti range currently includes vibrant cushions, cool and comfy PJ-shorts for guys and girls, unique hand painted tees for boys and the not so girly girl, versatile small purses/bags and beautiful throw rugs.
Fritz + Kitti's products have been designed to appeal to both men and women, young and old, and to the lovers of all things retro, vintage, modern and eclectic. When Fritz + Kitti sees the smile, hears the giggle or the memory shared, it knows it has succeeded in creating something that will become part of their customers' homes.
Committed to creating sustainable products, Fritz + Kitti only uses 100% recycled cushion inserts to complement its vintage and recycled range of cushions.
DESIGNER + MADE IN
Where do you get your inspiration?
"I find inspiration in many ways - what I see, hear and remember. Having lived in the country, city and by the sea, I'm influenced by all environments. I love the decor, furniture and vibe of the 50s, 60s and 70s and the fusion of old and new."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"My favourite pieces produce a smile, a laugh, or evoke a memory shared between the customer and myself. I love witnessing the embrace of a cushion as though it were an old teddy bear. I know they have understood the feeling I have tried to convey in making it!"
What is your favourite material to work with?
"I love working with the natural fibres of linen, cotton, wool, leather, hide, and denim. I fell in love with the history, rustic feel and adaptability of vintage German linen mangle cloth, and it evolved from there. A sucker for retro and vintage...the pinups, cars and caravans stole my heart!"
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"I plan to add a small jewellery range, which would carry through the retro iconic feel. Aim to appeal to both sexes, a wide range of ages, and would stay true to the fusion of old and new using fabric, wood and leather to create simple yet striking pieces."
Describe your products in three words...
"Retro. Vibrant. Functional."
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