By far my favourite place to shop in Adelaide, Australia is one Rundle Trading Co. We’re happy to add this eclectic store to our list of “lerve” as a cool place to visit.
The store concept is inspired by the decoration and design of European country houses. In addition, it incorporates timeless period style with the vitality of the Australian interior.
HISTORIC MELBA THEATRE BUILDING
The inner-east Dulwich based store inhabits the Melba Theatre which opened in June 1923. Converted into a wholesale warehouse in 2011 the building later operated as an antique shop. Now home to one Rundle Trading Co. this magnificent old building still boasts original architectural detail and stenciled ceiling.
AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART
Amidst the homeware, gifts, furniture, and fashion is a collection of Australian Indigenous Art. I was fortunate enough to meet Debra Nangala McDonald as she sat on the ground in the adjoining courtyard, adding strokes and stipple to two large pieces of Art.
Descendent from a family of Artists, Debra’s grandfather (Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi c1920-1987) was Pintupi clan leader and well-known Artist during the 1970s and 1980s. Most of Debra’s subject matter comes from her grandfather’s lineage as she keeps the ancient stories alive in her paintings.
INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE
One Rundle also has an Interior Design and Home Decorating Service. Josephine Marshall (Director) will visit your home and work with you to create a bespoke design that meets your dream interior vision.
The online shop enables you to purchase fashion, furniture, and homewares, however, it offers only a small snippet of the fabulous array of unique items available in store.
One Rundle provides a glorious escape from the chain store and shopping centre experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a unique browsing and purchasing adventure.