Handcrafted furniture, australian inspired homewares & gifts: the FOLKOLOGIE story
The story of every day Folk.
Through our deep love and passion for all things regional & australiana, Folkologie was born as a result of a furniture craftsman and a retail designer wanting to bring something a little special, quirky & creative to the aussie consumer.
Kymbo our master furniture craftsman has been salvaging and saving historical pieces of timber for some 20 plus years. A builder by trade, based in Boggabri NSW, Kymbo has spent the better part of his working life collecting incredibly old and precious timbers from all over the NSW region and repurposing these finds into stunning pieces of one off unique furniture designs. His ability to make the old new and current again can be seen in all of his work. Kymbo says ‘the timber I save determines the furniture piece’. Every single bit he salvages is recycled and reworked into something new, often working with timbers that are 100+ years old.
Carol a visual merchandiser & retail designer by trade has spent her whole life in ‘shops’. Inspired by small scale, old school retail, and by the creativity of our homegrown artists, makers, and designers Carol has literally been sourcing and collecting the names of these creative gems over the years with the intention to showcase them in her store one day! It has always been Carol's goal to open up a retail concept in regional NSW, with the focus on small runs of unique, creative & quirky goods. Carol looks to partner with makers who upcycle and recycle materials wherever they can. Adding to this her desire to bring something a little fresh & fun to the table can be seen across the Folkologie store.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ― William Morris”
If you can’t make it into our Rylstone store, you’ll be happy to know that many of the beautiful handcrafted gifts, furniture and homewares will very soon be available online. With shipping to anywhere in Australia, our online shop is a great place to buy the perfect gift, launching May 2020.
Visit FOLKOLOGIE to feel the difference and hear the stories of the makers. We’d love to share their folktales with you and fill your home with new ones. Come inside our world of beautiful things, made by hand with love, and shop small with FOLKOLOGIE.
The FOLKOLOGIE team x