Stunning Mural Wall Art At East West Design Furniture Store In South Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia
I love the huge mural artwork on the EAST WEST DESIGN building in South Fremantle in my recent trip to Perth Western Australia. They have become some of the most talked about artworks in town, and for a good reason - they are spectacular.
If you spend any time at all in Fremantle then you might have noticed the exotic shop-fronts painted over the bland warehouse wall by the EAST WEST DESIGN furniture market. This shop is a little out of the way - I discovered it by accident when I was a little bit lost. But I was glad I stumpled upon it, because it's really cool! It's a home design store inside a big warehouse, and the whole thing is arranged like the biggest and best living room ever. The huge mural is the largest in Fremantle I believe and has got so many cute details that one can spend half an hour there discovering more quirky things.
The entrance to the East West Design store between murals.
It is good to see a business spending money on beautifying their shop and no doubt it will entice people to go for a wander inside as well where there is an abundance of funky, quirky and creative functional wares for sale.
The piece starts with tropical scene from the left, then the image takes on Moroccan, French, Spanish, Singaporean and African themes when walking north.
The artist had painted hidden characters in the piece and he wants passers-by to try find them.
These characters include tiny aliens, two meerkats, a “blue-crested Venezuelan dove” and furniture shop owner’s pet which appears once in each of the seven themed sections of the painting.
Furniture store EAST WEST DESIGN based in Fremantle, Perth specialises in a variety of indoor and outdoor furniture. With a huge range of woven, aluminium, glass, bamboo and solid timber furniture products, you’ll be amazed at the classic and custom furniture designs available to buy.
The Asian inspired paintings.
It was impossible to capture the entire work in one shot and this was the best I could do.
I came by when I saw people photographing the building, which now has become a tourist attraction and i really think it should be included in promotional brochures for Fremantle.
The artist had created so much depth into the work and it both fits perfectly with the street feel and what he is trying to portray as a shop.
Well worth a look if you are in Fremantle, Perth!
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