About Chee Soon & Fitzgerald

Chee Soon & Fitzgerald opened in June 1996 at 387 Crown Street, Surry Hills by a pair of avid collectors who were passionate about the decorative arts, textiles and furniture ranging from the 19th century to contemporary pieces.

Over the years, textiles became one of our foremost stock items and in 1998 we took over the fabric agency to wholesale and retail the Finnish brand, Marimekko. Displaying the bold prints and vibrant colours of these fabrics in our shop window attracted the attention of a number of staff members and clients of the late Marion Hall Best, the prominent and important importer, retailer and interior designer in Sydney who pioneered the use of Scandinavian and Australian modern design from the 1940s to mid 1970s. We were privileged to gain the friendship of these mentors who gave us great and valuable insight into honing our raw skills in understanding and using prints and colour as part of our work with our own customers.

Apart from the Marimekko fabrics, our range expanded to include JimThompson silks (both vintage and new), original vintage Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, Japanese grassweave wallpaper and Scandinavian studio glass and ceramics.

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