Sheridan x Sydney Opera House

26 Jul 2018

The Sydney Opera House x Sheridan collaboration embodies the creative spirit of modern Australia, celebrating the people and places that have shaped our culture. 

The Sydney Opera House and Sheridan share a deep history. Sheridan founder Claudio Alcorso became the founding Chairperson of Opera Australia in 1971, which brought the first opera singers to Australia from Italy to perform on the Opera House’s world-famous stages.

Sheridan’s design team was invited on an immersive experience at the Sydney Opera House. Within the building they gained insights into the construction of the venue, through to the details and materials included within each of the spaces, viewing early programmes and performances as well as discovering the creative stories that contributed to the venue’s design.

Inspired by the striking architecture of the building, the art on its stages, and the natural surrounds of Bennelong Point, the team hand-painted and sketched the designs that now appear in the collection.

“It has been a rare privilege to collaborate on a range which celebrates one of Australia’s greatest cultural and design icons. This truly original collection has been designed to reflect the continuing energy, evolution and vibrancy of this famous landmark.” – Joanna Ross, GM of Design at Sheridan

“Sheridan’s artistry, quality craftsmanship and shared history of championing the arts made our collaboration a natural fit, resulting in a beautifully crafted and truly inspired collection. By creating unique, bespoke pieces that celebrate the style, beauty and innovation of the building itself, our visitors can take a piece of the Opera House home with them.” – Miriam O’Rourke, Head of Strategic Development at the Sydney Opera House.

Consisting of eight pieces – three bed designs, three artworks and two cushions – this collection can be featured in every room of the home. 

Sheridan is located on Level Two.