UPDATE AUGUST 2013
The Emporium, the site where Dniique has been located, has temporarily moved out of the former David Jones site to enable the owner to complete some building works on the ground floor. We are looking forward to moving back into the space under a new configuration. We are still drawing up some plans, but we expect that there will be a similar number of boutique RN shops and galleries, and we expect to re-open again in a couple of months. You can sign up to the RN e-news (top right of page) to find out when the new space will re-open. In the meantime, keep up to date with Dniique like their Facebook page
Dniique is a treasure trove of reclaimed, reloved and repurposed furniture, objects and homewares. Designers Dannii Roper and Monique Shrume find aged, second-hand and vintage furtniture and objects and rework them into new creations, using other vintage materials (fabric, wallpaper etc), with a twist. It’s a cross between sculpture and collage, but using furniture and household items.
Think vintage suitcases turned into side tables…1950’s metal bread baskets repurposed into a foot stool…wooden windows repurposed into picture frames…bed side tables covered in retro 70’s wallpaper.
“dniique was born from a love of all things nostalgic. We find the authenticity of well worn pieces tell a far better life story of ourselves rather than those out of a shiny new catalogue.
We find pieces from yesterday and repurpose them into unique one of a kind items ready to tell a new story in our customers homes. Our imagination is constantly on overload thinking of our next project."
Dniique is part of The Emporium, an arcade of fine boutiques and galleries which is bringing life to the ground floor, street level of the ex-David Jones building.