I recently received an email from Ryan O’Connor and Jo Fahy, an Adelaide couple who have have drawn on their collective experiences in filmmaking, photography, woodwork, fashion design and paediatrics to launch Such Great Heights, a company that produces kids products. Quickly gaining worldwide attention with features in Inside Out, Fete and The Washington Post and online via The Design Files and Oh Joy! I'm really excited to be able to share their clever and innovative products with you today.
Such Great Heights was born out of frustration at the lack of quality toys and decor products on offer when the couple's daughters Grace and Daisy were born. Driven by the desire to create items that encourage imaginary play, are beautiful, functional and made to last, their goal was realised mid-last year when the debut range was launched.
Knowing first-hand how much little kids love tents, the Wonder Tent immediately won me over. Beautifully designed and crafted in Australia from sustainably sourced Australian hardwood and organic cotton, the tent comes in its own custom canvas bag and is flat packable for ease of moving and storage. The tent canopies are available in a gorgeous range of prints to suit every decor, boy scout, princess or mini stylista! Embellished with a copper stamped leather patch and fabric ownership label, I think the hard part is deciding which one to get.
How cool is the Animal Print Canopy? What makes the Wonder Tent really unique and innovative, is the little Conversion Kit - a product that turns your Tent Frame into a highly functional, versatile and gorgeous Clothes Rack. Genius!
Wishing that these beautiful clothes racks came in big sizes? Well, you're in luck because Such Great Heights have now adapted it for adults. Custom made and currently available on request, simply pop over here to get in touch.
Such Great Heights is also working with revered Swedish artist Camilla Engman to create a unique and ongoing series of beautiful artworks. The first piece is made with copper foil using an 1880's hot blocking press by 71 year old Maltese master bookbinder, Charles Zammit. Just stunning, I can't wait to see how this collection evolves.
Jo and Ryan are also currently working on a number of new products and textile designs which will be released in time for Christmas. To stay in the loop, pop over to Such Great Heights and sign up, like their Facebook page and follow their blog. To see the full range of products and shop online take a look here. They even ship internationally. Hooray!