Abi Crompton, Founder, Third Drawer Down
Third Drawer Down is three things; a store, a wholesaler and a design studio.
The Melbourne Flagship store is an independent concept destination that curates objects from around the world, an interpretation of the traditional museum or gallery store. They are dedicated to finding the unique, you’ll find objects out of the ordinary, homewares, books, ceramics from local and international ceramic artists plus our wide and getting wider collection of artist editions and collectable, accessible art objects designed in our studio here in Melbourne.
Since 2003, Third Drawer Down has collaborated with the most influential artists of our time, translating their works into gift and homeware collections with an uncompromising dedication to artistic integrity, functionality, and making art accessible. Originally established as a project producing limited edition artist tea towels as prints-on-linen, Third Drawer Down has grown into a global business whose superbly crafted artist-driven objects & souvenirs nurture the ecosystem of Museums, cultural institutions, and Artist Studios.
They have collaborated with more than 200 international artists including Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Guerrilla Girls, Chris Johanson, Alex Katz, Yayoi Kusama, Marilyn Minter, Chris Ofili, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Jim Shaw, Kiki Smith, David Shrigley, and Mickalene Thomas. Currently, women artists represent 60% of our Artist Collections, and we will continue to inspire our customers to challenge gender, racial, and social barriers.
Image – Third Drawer Down