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                             NEWS | Highlands Happenings
 LOCAL MOVERS AND SHAKERS
THE HIGHLANDS IS HOME TO AN ECLECTIC COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS, BUSINESSES, ARTISANS, MAKERS, PRODUCERS, FARMERS, TOURISM OPERATORS AND PURVEYORS OF FOOD, WINE AND SPIRITS, ALL WORKING TO ATTRACT VISITORS TO OUR BEAUTIFUL REGION OF NSW WITH GREAT STYLE AND INNOVATION. WITH WINTER’S CHILL ON THE WIND, IT’S TIME TO RUG UP AND CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSE AND UNIQUE PEOPLE, PLACES AND EXPERIENCES.
   STYLISH SUITES
Our enduring love affair with all things stylishly Scandinavian continues with the recent opening of high end furniture and homewares emporium The Modern Furniture Store in Station Street, Bowral. For many years the home
of the much loved Milk Gallery, which has relocated downstairs, mouthwatering pieces of art have now been replaced by mouthwatering pieces for your floorplan.
Michael Josephson, founder of retail fashion giant Universal Store, expanded into designer homewares in
2010 after identifying a gap for mid range Danish heritage prices ‘in a price bracket between knock off pieces and sofas costing $10,000 a piece’. Josephson, who recently bought iconic 1860s Exeter homestead Boscobel, plans to relocate with wife Melissa and their family to the Highlands from their Brisbane home within five years.
Former lawyer and investment banker Josephson
says opening in Bowral made sense to a business with showrooms already in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
‘Bowral is at the crossroads of discerning shoppers from Canberra and Sydney,’ he says. ‘It’s the right demographic for our products, most of which are created by a 130 year old Copenhagen furniture company.’ Other brands include Danish and Finnish brands such as Normann Copenhagen and Marimekko.
Meanwhile, up the road in Mittagong, talented 4 Leaf Clover textile designer Fiona Budzynski has moved out of her home studio and into a shared retail space with fellow artisans Joh Trapnell of Suite Recovery and furniture upholsterer Jonti Shepherd of Roland Upholstery. The enticing combination of 4 Leaf Clover’s beautiful wallpapers and fabrics, and Joh’s designer fabrics, this is an exciting new creative hub with all the answers.
The Modern Furniture Store, 33 Station Street, Bowral; themodern.net.au 4leafclover.bigcartel.com
Suite Recovery, 96A Main Street, Mittagong;
@suitejoh @roland_upholstery
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