Industry On Arthur St - 2017 editionSep 18, 2017

Well that was fun!

The 2017 edition of Industry on Arthur St was a huge success, thank you to all of you who took the time to call into Unique - old friends and newbies! I hope to see you here again soon. We had such a busy evening and are still busy sending out samples and following up on requests. What a fabulous event to be involved in.

Below are a few shots before we were rushed off our feet. And thank you to everyone who supplied us with the goodies - from food to flowers, furniture pieces to projector equipment and of course the stunning lilac gin. Thank you to the following companies and people for your support...  The pretty pansies and floral pieces were supplied by Lynches Market Flowers and Phoebe Stevens respectively. The lighting and projector equipment were from BJ's Sound & Lighting. The delicious food was catered by Harveys. And didn't the Ink Gin look stunning! It was supplied by Husk Distillers. The stylish drinks trolley caught a number of people's eye, it was from Interior Motives. Finally the edible flowers were supplied by Pretty Produce.








food ioa


Thank you again for taking part in Industry On Arthur St x

Steph, Karen, Harriet and Margaret

Hello Spring! Hello new ZR!Aug 31, 2017

Next week we're kicking the new season off in impeccable style with new releases from Zimmer+Rohde, Ado, Travers, Ardecora and Hodsoll McKenzie. These fabulous new collections will be presented in our showrooms by Matthias Fuchs, Zimmer+Rohde's International Sales Manager. We hope you can join us. Dates and times below - please get your RSVP's to the branches asap!

Melbourne: Wednesday 6 September at 10am and 1pm

Sydney: Thursday 7 September at 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm

Brisbane: Friday 8 September at 10am, 1pm and 3.30pm

Christchurch: Monday 11 September 11am, 3.30pm and Tuesday 12 September at 10.30am and 12.30pm

Auckland: Wednesday 13 September at 10am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm

Here's a quick rundown of the collections. It's an incredibly broad selection so something for everyone.

Talents is the release from Zimmer+Rohde. It's a broad selection of sophisticated, expressive fabrics. Designs range from innovative, textured weaves to large scaled prints and everything in between. All of them exceptional! See the brochure HERE.

ZR 1

ZR 2

ZR 3

Discovery is the new collection by Hodsoll McKenzie. As the name suggests it's a collection inspired by artisan traditions, featuring beaded motifs, intricate jacquards and tribal touches...

Discovery Bed

Discovery Sofa

Pair Chairs discovery

Travers has added to their stunning passementerie lineup. The collection is called Boutique and it's brimming with luxurious textures and finishes.

Boutique 1

Boutique 2

Aren't they gorgeous! The colour palette runs from a large selection of chic blues through to naturals, ivory and blush.

Ado is working an Endless Summer theme with lots of whispy lines and fresh, dappled colours. There is a book of upholsteries along with 18 wide width drapery designs...

Ado 1

Ado 2

Ado 3

Finally for those who like their interiors lavish with an Italian influence Ardecora has released Palio di Siena. Inspired by this amazing Tuscan city, Palio di Siena introduces modern interpretations of classic motifs...




Call into your nearest Unique showroom to see the samples and display drops of these stunning collections. Better still send your RSVP into our Showroom Managers and see the collections with Matthias. We look forward to seeing you!


Our Melbourne team are looking for you!Aug 25, 2017

We have that bitter sweet feeling... We're so thrilled for Sarah, who will soon be on maternity leave. It's an exciting time for Sarah and Pete and we wish them best of luck!

Trinh, our Melbourne showroom guru, is currently learning the ropes alongside Sarah and will soon be taking on her position.

This of course means we are looking for a new Showroom Account Manager. It's a fabulous job working with interior designers, helping them achieve their creative visions! We have a huge focus on quality - both service and product - and are looking for someone with attention to detail, great communication skills, shows business development initiative and good computer skills. Email your CV to , our VIC Branch Manager. He looks forward to hearing from you.




Pre-order 2017's Design ReviewAug 24, 2017

We are now accepting pre-orders for Volume 21 of Andrew Martin's glorious Interiors Design Review - email or to find out more.

This morning we received the press release for the publication. I thought I'd share it with you...

AM Press 

Inspirational interiors brand Andrew Martin, is celebrating 21 years of the very best of global interior design. Founded in 1978 by Martin Waller, the renowned British company is a global authority in the world of interiors

Martin Waller’s industry leading expertise was cemented with the creation of The Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award in 1996, which sees an exemplary designer honoured each year. The awards have since become regarded as the Oscars of the Interior Design world, with previous winners including Kelly Hoppen, Kit Kemp and Martyn Lawrence-Bullard. The judges this year are Jade Jagger (fashion, jewellery and property designer) and Kit Kemp, international hotelier (Ham Yard, Dean Street Townhouse, etc) and award winning interior designer acclaimed for her individual and artistic approach.

Each year, the very best work from the global entrants is honoured with publication in the ‘Interior Design Review’ book, the ‘bible of interior design’. This has become a cultural catalogue of design, illustrating social and political movements as well as cultural lifestyles over the last 21 years. With over 1000 colour photographs, the annual publication marks out the world’s 100 greatest interior designers, showcasing their works on an international stage. Now in the Review’s third decade, never before have interiors been so accessible and so important to so many. We have the perfect symmetry of American design, the random magic of African tribal artistry, the heritage of French sophistication, the serenity of Scandinavia, the new Chinese dynamo and the playful individualism of British decorators. Waller collates the best of this phenomenon in the 2017 Review, coining the metaphor of the ‘kaleidoscope age’.

Nicky Haslam, the winner of the 2016 award, comments: The Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award is, after all, the Nobel Prize, the Oscar and the Prix Goncourt of the design world. Martin has been a leading light in championing excellence in design in this country and the Andrew Martin books are a permanent and unique record of the ever-evolving art of interior design and decoration.


Spring 2017 at UniqueAug 16, 2017

We have a busy few months coming up at Unique with lots of events in the pipeline and new goodies going to market. Next week we're releasing Chivasso's new collection 'Crafted Poetry'. It's a fascinating combination of contrasting textures, romantic patterns and gorgeous powdery colours. Here's a taster...

Crafted Poetry taster

Absolutely loving those aloe greens with the nude and khaki! Crafted Poetry will be uploaded to the website in the coming days. Samples will be at our showrooms early next week - stay tuned!

This morning we sent out the invites for the Australian leg of our Zimmer + Rohde extravaganza! The lovely Matthias Fuchs will be heading our way early September with new ZR, Ado, Hodsoll & McKenzie, Ardecora and Travers - so something for every design persuasion.

ZR 2017 invite

Dates and times below (sessions are either morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea). Places are very limited so please get back to us as soon as you can with your preferred time slot.

Melbourne: Wednesday 6 September, at 10am and 1pm

Sydney: Thursday 7 September, at 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm.

Brisbane: Friday 8 September, at 10am, 1pm and 3.30pm

New Zealand invites will head your way early next week.

Queensland based clients should also save the date 13th of September - the [now] annual Industry On Arthur is happening again. Last year was a total blast by all accounts and this year is going to be even bigger. Look out for the invitations winging your way in the coming weeks.

Industry on arthur

We also have new products going to market from our stock range that we can't wait to show you. We are also adding to our popular Unique By Chivasso label. Once again stay tuned - all will be revealed in the coming weeks!


Unique MatelassesAug 06, 2017

This matelassé collection has been in the pipeline for some time and we're thrilled with the results.


(ABOVE Bedcover: Stitched, colour Snow; middle euro: Matelasse Ikat colour Snow; left and right euros: Ruffled colour Snow; pillowslips: Tussah Linen colour White Marble and Denim; front cushion: Shalimar colour Delft.)

The collection is comprised of four designs: a chevron, an ottoman rib, an ikat and a honeycomb. The chevron, 'Stitched', is available in 12 on-trend colours (a selection below). The other three - Matelasse Ikat, Reflection and Ruffled - come in the classic colours of Snow, Ivory, Parchment, Silver and a lovely watery colour called Whisp.

Matelasse colours

The designs are approx 277cm wide so perfect for top-of-the-bed and drapery uses. The composition is a blend of 90% Cotton and 10% Polyester, which is washable with a nominal shrinkage of 2%.

In the coming weeks our Sales team will be showing these designs. Alternatively call into one of our showrooms and check out the Unique Matelasses for yourself.

Navy Stitched

(ABOVE Bedcover: Stitched, colour Inkwash; bedhead: Marseilles colour Ink; middle euro: Reflection colour Snow; left and right euros: Ruffled colour Snow; pillowslip: Tussah Linen colour White Marble; cushion: Banyan colour Delft.)


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