The fascinating story of Pop & Scott has begun when couple Poppy Lane and Scott Gibson found a warehouse space in an industrial building. The initial intention was to convert it into a furniture workshop. Since some of the couple’s friends were in a need of working space, the place was destined to become a collective studio. Today, this collaborative workshop in Northcote, Melbourne gathers the talented community of florists, painters, woodworkers and craftspeople. Besides it is a creative hub where like-minded creative people work in the friendly, relaxed and collaborative environment, venue occasionally hosts creative workshops, events, and intimate wedding ceremonies.
In May this year, they transformed former clothing manufacturer’s space next door into a retail space that is a showroom for furniture pieces they make under Pop and Scott banner and for products and wares of all Pop & Scott residents and talented friends. So, who are the residents? Besides founders Poppy and Scott, among other 15 talented local creatives are Bruce Rowe of Anchor Ceramics, Camille Moir-Smith of Carpenter’s Daughter, photographer Bobby Clark, Bianca Vallentine of The Vallentine Project, Leah Hudson-Smith of Pono Furniture and many others.
Under the Popp and Scott banner, creatives together create a range of handcrafted classic furniture pieces with a modern edge. Especially popular are their hand-painted ceramic pots, which have been florist Poppy Lane’s hobby since childhood;