Designer Spotlight: Trea Scott May 20 2015
Trea Scott is one of Bits of Australia's marvellous new makers and the founder of Sydney Textile Co. - a bold, fun and authentically Australian design house that delivers beautifully designed, quality, hand screened products.
Following ten years in marketing and brand management, Trea decided to focus on what she loves, art and design. While taking time out from working to raise a family, she trained with artist and illustrator Mike Lamble in Sydney for several years.
Then, living overseas, she trained with abstract artist Astrid Dahl and at Raffles College in Singapore. Trea's interest in design was sparked by a Screen Printing class in Singapore.
While living in Singapore, Trea was inspired by an artist who celebrated Singapore in her art and textiles.Trea had been searching for a keepsake from her time as an expat and purchased one of the artist's canvases.
When Trea returned to the Land Down Under she became motivated to create an exciting design house for Australian inspired patterns. She began working on designs that she would be proud to put on her wall, send as a gift or put on her couch as a cushion. A perfect match with our focus at Bits of Australia!
This Sydney start-up puts a contemporary spin on fresh Australian inspired art and design specialising in canvas bags, scarves and accessories.
All Trea's pieces are Australian inspired, designed and made locally to high quality standards. Whether it's an abstract inspired by the Sydney Harbour Bridge or a modern geometric with Koalas sleeping in the points - each design tells a story and is an interpretation of something Australian.
We are very excited to be stocking these great new Aussie products online at Bits of Australia.
The ‘Gum Blossoms’ design is featured in the beautiful Gum Blossom inspired apron. It captures the light, fluffy and almost edible characteristics of the Australian Gum Blossom. Its beautiful rich pinky red colours and thousands of tiny fronds that make up the flower have been immortalised in this playful piece.
The cotton canvas tote bags are ideal for shopping, days out and about or even serve as a small baby bag. The design on each bag incorporates snippets of Aussie icons, nature or culture in a clever, subtle and fun way. They make a wonderful Australian gift!
The ‘Koala Geometric’ design displayed on the Tote bag and on one of the Anything bags has a simple triangle pattern that creates the feel of stain glass and in each corner you can see a sleeping Koala. Trea has fused classic geometry with Australian wildlife to deliver a fresh take on Australiana design.
The rayon scarves are beautifully designed, quality, hand screened Australian gifts for women. They are the perfect 'Bit' of Australia to give as a present to a loved one or as an authentic souvenir for a visitor.