Sister is a mix of high and low; found pieces that we’ve curated and reimagined as well as our own designs in covetable fabrics. The idea is to allow people who can’t possibly afford our interior design service to experience our world, even own a little piece of it. As a new company and brand, we wanted our designs to be full of energy and defined by a real playfulness.
The process is very similar to the approach we take to sourcing with Studio Ashby. The sourcing is led by Lishan Tham who is the head of product for Sister. We scour and hunt around antiques fairs, flea markets and car boot sales for hidden gems and give them a new lease of life. For the new items, we are operating on a made-to-order basis on the whole, so as not to produce for the sake of it. We’re interested in creating a beautiful world with a story of conscious impact.
Do you have a favorite piece?
I have my eye on a few of the artworks. Anything by Anico Mostert really.
How do you envision the future storefront?
Our vision for the physical space is to create a warm, relatable, human space that is at the same time decorative, bold, and filled with a sense of humor.
Our retail habits are shifting towards a more thoughtful and discerning focus, where the brands and the quality of the products we buy are everything. We want the Sister store to embody this; being a special space where you are surrounded with objects that are local, sustainable, unique, and of lasting quality.