For over 35 years, Coco Republic has been supplying Australians with high end classic and contemporary furniture. Coco Republic has an extensive range of chic, discreetly-elegant furniture and stylish homewares which are complemented by the company’s exclusive distribution of top-tier international brands including Timothy Oulton and Oly San Francisco. It is probably the reason why I fell in love with the interior design of the private members bar, The Stables, and became a member. The Stables, which is located at Randwick Racecourse, sourced all their furniture from Coco Republic. Well, on 26 August 2014, I visited Coco Republic’s Alexandria flagship for the Jonathan Adler Sydney launch.
Jonathan Adler is a potter, designer, and author who is celebrated globally for his unique aesthetic of irreverent luxury and the spirit of style, craft, and joy he brings to everything he makes. His roots as an artist and sculptor continue to influence his brand of home accessories, which includes decorative objects, tabletop collections, bedding, bath accessories, candles, furniture, rugs, pillows, lighting and more. Adler is the author of the Happy Chic book series.
Enormous blue and white balloons set the scene at this event. Sydney’s top designers, developers, editors, stylists and interiors enthusiasts came to admire the collection. Notable guests of the night included Sydney Swans Australian Rules footballer Nick Smith, award winning interior designer Greg Natale and The Interior Addict Jason Grant.
Entertainment included a jazz duo and speeches by Coco Republic’s Anthony Spon Smith and Neale Whitaker who provided insights into the talented and spirited designer. Guests were also treated to a video from the man himself who could not make it to Australia for the event.
Guests were transported to NYC with a menu of pork sliders, pretzels, waldorf salads, mini salmon bagels, mini cheesecakes and a street cart serving delectable gourmet hot dogs. All these treats were supplied by catering company Katering. The Pommery Bar, which came complete with yellow and white Smeg fridges, had Pommery POP, Vodka Cocktails and Aquas Water which were served by waiters dressed in Charles Tyrwhitt, Sperry footwear and Jonathan Adler bow ties.
Other highlights included a confectionary table with blue and white chocolates and lollies (to match the balloon colours), and a photobooth (with a blue and white balloon backdrop).
The Jonathan Adler brand has a global empire of over 1,000 stores worldwide. It is now in Australia and sold exclusively at Coco Republic.