Size: 55 x 55 cm
Recto: CHAPEL ST / ELSTERNWICK / PRAHRAN / MALVERN TOWN HALL / TOORAK
Verso: BRUNSWICK / CITY / FOOTSCRAY / NTH MELBOURNE / COBURG
This debut series of three cushions is inspired by the bold black and white graphic design of the ‘destination roll’ found on Melbourne’s iconic, historical W-class trams. Made in Australia in fine Australian merino wool, this collection is not only knitted in Melbourne (yes, knitted!) It comes supplied with a fluffy pure duck feather cushion insert, also made right here in Melbourne.
The range comes in three sizes each with a unique series of iconic Melbourne place names and locations.
WHY MERINO WOOL?
Merino wool is not just incredibly soft, it’s hypoallergenic, naturally water repellent, odour-resistant, breathable and biodegradable. The cushion covers are also machine washable.
The destinations mentioned in this collection are some of Mr Smart’s favourite places to visit. From taking a trip to St Kilda Beach on a balmy summer’s day, to cramming on the tram to watch your favourite football team at the MCG to exploring the cafes and galleries of Brunswick. This series is a tribute to Melbourne and just some of its special places. All destinations included in this collection have all appeared at one stage on Melbourne’s W-class trams, the world’s largest operational tram network.
But look a little closer… the destinations on each side of each cushion are not just there by chance! This collection hints at (some of) Melburnian’s preoccupation of which side of the Yarra River you hail from. Are you from the Northside, or the Southside?! With these cushions you can show, ever so subtlety, your allegiances, if you so desire. Mr Smart however, loves every side, equally!