Who Are We?
The Miniature Treasury started when a search for funky change tables turned up with no answers... Kate stumbled across a photograph of a woman leaning over to pick up a painting, but in her eyes, she saw a funky, artistic change table. The inspiration began.
Reviewing all materials out there, she decided on rattan as it was the most pliable – meaning it could be twisted to create the most beautiful of lines. What can be done with rattan cannot by any means be done with wood, and the journey continued.
Kate's father was a carpenter through and through and he was forever noticing art, pottery, furniture, fences, trees, architecture, letterboxes, beetles, ANYTHING that was beautiful to the eye.
He taught her the importance of where things came from, their back stories, why the piece came about in that particular space and time. Every time she pointed at something around the home he would go into great detail about its story, and whether it was with tears in his eyes or a laugh, he would ALWAYS have a deep appreciation and joy from where it came, and how it came to be in his possession.
She told us a story of how her grandfather acquired a painting after a good deed, and wanted to sell it years after just because he could. Kate's father had resisted, saying ‘No way Dad, you can't sell that! Don’t you remember that family and your friendship?!’ But it was Kate's fathers partner at the time who was the one that convinced him to keep the piece.
Passing away a few years ago, Kate's dad received the painting. Although he wasn’t with his ex-partner anymore, he created a print of the painting, framed it, and sent it to her with a note… ‘If it wasn’t for you, this wouldn’t be here today.’
Things that have a story behind them ALWAYS stay in the heart and the head.
So for Kate, and for us, creating pieces of furniture of our very own is the greatest gift. These pieces aren’t about trends. These pieces aren’t about the actuality of nappy changing… these pieces are to remind you, to remind us, that there is so much more to life than things. It’s the people that popped into your life, it’s the stories from whence they came, it’s the person who we were at the time, it’s the things we did, the experiences we had, it’s the LIFE we are living.
These pieces represent YOU. Your Life. Your Love.
Each piece is designed with thought, sketching and re-sketching for hours, trying out different shapes and contours. Each piece has its own special place in the brands meaning, and we are so proud of every single design.
We love our pieces, and more than anything we love that they are going into your homes to create that story for you.
Just look at what excitement has stemmed from some simple story telling…
Love Kylie and Ben x