The team at .reSPOKE bring different backgrounds and specialties under the one workshop roof. All in the aim of making attractive places and livable spaces.
One half of the founding duo, Kirsten is the lead designer at .reSPOKE. With experience in and an eye for commercial, public, residential and retail design, Kirsten always seeks to bring sustainable and innovative solutions to our clients.
The other founding half of .reSPOKE, Chevi ensures that projects are completed and delivered to the highest standard. With over a decade of experience in construction and fabrication, and a hands-on country upbringing, Chevi brings Kirsten’s designs to life while adding his own touches.
Chelsea has spent years honing her natural talents in management, marketing and social media. Enthusiastic and dedicated, Chelsea brings these skills to .reSPOKE and is the organised glue that holds the creativity and energy of the team together.
Pete is the welding wizard of the workshop. His perfectionist attitude brings a new level of quality to .reSPOKE’s work and he continues to share his knowledge with the fabrication team.
Barnaby has experience in a wide range of industries and hobbies, from lecturing Urban Planning at Curtin University to cooking on Masterchef, from teaching wild movement and Rewilding to roasting coffee. This generalist attitude allows him to fill the gaps when they appear, moving between tasks in the workshop and office. Barnaby takes most situations lightly, but is serious about doing a good job.
.reSPOKE IS THE NAME WE FABRICATED FOR OURSELVES.
You see that is what we do, we create things, new things, specific to their cause. We re-do things. We were conceived from a desire to question the familiar. The full stop at the beginning of our name represents where old things end and new things begin. Lastly all that we craft is bespoke and .reSPOKE is essentially bespoke but redone.
.reSPOKE began in 2012 as an artistic installation business. Since then, we have come to realise our passion for designing unique street furniture for the public arena. We are most proud when our work helps to foster community spirit. We thrive on seeing people enjoying themselves in a space we helped create, whether it be a child treating the landscape as their own miniature urban playground, or friends stopping to sit down for a meal on our sidewalk furniture. Each project we touch is carefully crafted to complement the site and the surrounding businesses, enticing people to linger a little longer.
Our goal as designers and manufacturers is to create environments with our urban furniture that blend inventive design and functional purpose. We want to draw people into a space with unique works that are distinguishable, intelligent, and sustainable whenever possible. By blending inventive design with functional purpose, we are able to provide some of the most unique creations to our clients. These one of a kind pieces inspire people to rediscover the value of design, unite communities, provide places of relaxation, and offer artistic inspiration.
At .reSPOKE, quality is just as important as everything else. Our products are engineered to be long lasting and safe. We often create modular designs, and our clients love how easy it is to transport, relocate, and switch out if necessary.
From concept to implementation, we work with our clients to make sure cost and environmental impact are sensibly managed through intelligent, efficient design and manufacturing. As a small business, we are able to quickly make decisions or changes when it comes to design, fabrication, and installation. We have worked with property developers, interior designers, business owners, and local government.
.reSPOKE were terrific to work with. Kirsten and Chevy are both creative and realistic and our experience with them was both fun and highly productive. The end result was something we are proud of and have been praised for. The community use and admire the bike racks they have produced. We can thoroughly recommend .reSPOKE
Westin Hotel & Resorts
.reSPOKE were my go-to team for the finishes touches on Westin Hotel, turning my vague ideas into well thought out and crafted pieces. It is rare to find a team who have the passion for the design details as well as the ability to execute them on time and on budget.
Custom Shop Fit Out Pieces
I have worked with Chevi and Kirsten on numerous projects for my business since 2015 and have never been disappointed, Not only is the work always amazing, their work ethic, processes and timeliness have always exceeded my expectations. .reSPOKE are the guys you need to bring your ideas and dreams to fruition, nothing is too hard and everything is possible. I don’t hesitate to engage .reSPOKE and neither should you
Handbrake Art McDonalds Collaboration
The team at .reSPOKE are where you go when you have no idea how to make something. They have so much experience in designing, planning, and constructing almost anything, it’s actually mind blowing. They turned my initial concept for a sculpture into a 3D render, improved on my ideas, and made it a reality. Without them it never would have happened. They’re so easy and amazing to work with and I can’t recommend them enough.
Market Street Piazza
Place Makers looking for makers, look no more. .reSPOKE is a boutique firm of clever makers straight out of Fremantle that recently helped in creating the new Market Street Piazza. If you are looking at making a place, the .reSPOKE team is here to help you deliver from concept stage, production and installation. .reSPOKE designed, built and installed our new set of public seating, planter boxes and presumably the longest stretch of decorative lighting along the street, all part of the creating of our Market Street Piazza in Fremantle.
Oh Hey WA
"With Kirsten's eye for design and detail, and Chevi's fabrication and installation skills, you can't go wrong with this amazing duo! .reSPOKE were great to deal with from start to finish, they applied creative problem solving to customise the project to suit my requirements and I couldn't be happier with the results - thanks reSPOKE!" "
City of Fremantle
".reSPOKE very quickly came up with a great design, representing elements of Fremantle’s character in an original and visually appealing manor, yet one that would still stand up to the tough safety measures required."
Our workshop is a real example of the philosophies that drive .reSPOKE. We collaborate - with the community for inspiration, with suppliers for materials and with other professionals to finish the project.
With the workshop’s space and equipment, we are able to work with wood, concrete and metal, including welding, folding, bending, rolling and cutting.
OUR CREATIVE COLLECTIVE
Our warehouse, only five minutes from Perth’s CBD, where we home numerous small businesses and artists who share ideas, skills and good times to collectively build great projects. Some of these include a sculpturist, laser cutter, cubby house maker, gym, woodworker, surfboard maker, sound engineers and a few others. Like any healthy community, the space is flexible to allow for change and evolution, is safe and secure, and maintains and expands connections to other businesses and people.
As well as being a private space of design, development and fabrication, the workshop brings people in. Art exhibitions, fitness classes, project collaborations and informal sundowners have been features of this dynamic hub.