Introducing the BFX Indigenous Collection
BFX Furniture’s Indigenous Participation Initiative captures our commitment to diversity and enables opportunities for First Nation people within, and together with, our business.
To mark the beginning of our journey we are launching the BFX Indigenous Fabric Collection–The Ninderry Range (after the home of BFX). A unique range of commercial fabrics designed by Indigenous artists that celebrate culture, connect with and gives back to the community. Each hand painted design is licensed with royalties paid directly to the artists. Paintings are reproduced on sustainable, recycled commercial fabrics that are milled and printed in Australia.
We acknowledge and respect Australia’s rich heritage and the practice of sharing stories of country through the culture of art. Understanding the individual artists’ stories and the symbolism in their artwork was an important part of the process. It has been a great honour to develop these artworks into fabrics. We have taken care to communicate the story shown in these fabrics, while increasing awareness and interest in Indigenous culture. This is at the heart of our Initiative.
To see these artworks applied to furniture that will be seen across our country and internationally in schools and businesses is really quite remarkable. We are honored to be supporting Indigenous Australian artists while immersing ourselves in Indigenous culture now and into the future.
Shara Delaney is a descendant of the Nunagal, Goenbal and Ngugi clan groups of Quandamooka Country, Queensland.
I am Merryn Apma and this is my story. My people are the from Arrernte Country west of Alice Springs.