The Cadry family are very proud of their heritage. Founder Jacques Cadry was a true renaissance man of great integrity who established the business in 1952. Along with his sons Eddy and Robert, he built the Cadrys business, which has become an iconic part of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
Today the business is run by Bob (Robert) Cadry, along with his sons Ari and Jared. Together they continue the legacy, value and tradition of the Cadrys business with renewed passion and modern injection, forward into the future.
Our historic sandstone showrooms were built in the 1850s, known as the Rushcutters Bay Hotel during this era The building sits boldly on the corner of New South Head Road and Glenmore Road, a conjunction historically known as the gateway to the Eastern Suburbs. In the 1850s this was a trading place for the reeds and rushes cut by local convicts, used for roof thatching during colonial times. Since acquiring the property various parts of the building has been carefully restored, unveiling the original sandstone which was concealed by the pub tiles in the 1920s.
We have planes to complete a major refurbishment in the New Year to enable us to accommodate and consolidate our Contemporary & Custom Gallery with our Classic Showroom, and inject new life into parts of this historic building which has been a little neglected over the years.
History is often delivered in the form of written language, but at times it translates into the medium of art. At Cadrys, we know that an authentic handwoven rug is an art piece carrying tradition imbued with historical significance. The beauty and mystery of our woven art acts to transport you to a time and place beyond our own. These magnificent pieces deliver us harmonies of colour and designs, infused with stories, symbolism and hidden meanings, all of which have evolved over the centuries from humble beginnings and timeless traditions, embodying the lives of skilled weavers and artisans from tents, villages and cities, with looms across the silk route.
Since 1952 the Cadrys have carefully and expertly sourced the most discerning collection of unique and original rugs in Australia. Above all else, it is their passion that lies within the history of these beautiful rugs, bringing you incredible stories from these knowledge vaults.
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Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing our very own interview series, giving you an opportunity to learn more about our key Designers and Collaborators here at Cadrys. We’ll give you insights into what inspires them, how their journeys began and what you can expect to see from each of them over the coming months.
We hope you enjoy this series and today we launch this series with our much loved Melbourne weaver Tammy Kanat, who will be launching her second rug collection over the coming months.
For 25 years Paul Bangay has fulfilled his discerning clients’ aspirations for creating gardens that are expressive of the timeless elegance and classic simplicity for which he is internationally renowned.
Bangay holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture) from the University of Melbourne. In 1994 he was granted a Melbourne Arts Centre travelling scholarship to further his study of landscape design in Europe and the Americas. He won the Mobil Pegasus Award for the best contribution to the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts (1989). In 2001 Bangay was awarded the Centenary Medal for his contribution to public design projects and most recently in 2018 awarded an OAM.
Bangay’s distinctive approach has been featured in countless publications, and he is a sought-after guest on gardening and lifestyle programs. His personal insights have informed a successful series of lavish and widely anticipated books, beginning with The Defined Garden (1996) and most recently ‘The Garden At Stonefields’ (2013).
His unmistakable style, eye for detail and love of the Australian outdoors have been the inspiration for a fabulous new collection of UV stabilised rugs suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
The collection was made in collaboration with leading rug doyens the Cadry family.
Today we are pleased to shift the spotlight to Paul and share some of his insights into the world of Paul Bangay.
Tell us how your career in landscape design developed?
My love of gardens evolved from a childhood filled with parents who loved gardens, had a beautiful garden and encouraged us children to work in the garden. My father was an academic so university was encouraged thus my degree in landscape design at Melbourne university. After graduatuion I opened a boutique nursery in Toorak and then went on to start designing gardens. My career has been blessed with publishing 10 books on my work, commission’s overseas, and over 2000 gardens created in Australia.
Who/What has been your biggest inspiration in this field?
The English designer David Hicks was my greatest mentor, we were great friends and travelled extensively together looking at houses and gardens
Publishing my first book was a career highlight, seeing your work in print and protected for posterity was a huge thrill.
Being awarded a Order Of Australia medal for landscape architecture another huge thrill
Where do you draw the most inspiration from when being tasked with a new project?
The site provides me with most of my inspiration, major trees, site lines and the type of architecture of the house.
Recently you launched Fabrics with Elliot Clarke and now with Cadrys an Indoor/Outdoor Rug Collection, what’s next for Paul Bangay?
More books, maybe more products maybe a home and garden in England
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Cadrys Contract – Launched at Denfair 2017
At this year’s Denfair exhibition, Cadrys was delighted to unveil the newest division to its business, Cadrys Contract.
While Cadrys has been involved with many great commercial projects over its 65 years, they have never had a division directly targeting the broad contract market. However all this changed in April, when Cadrys welcomed to the business Stephen Major. With almost 15 years’ experience in the commercial flooring industry, Stephen was enlisted to develop a collection of area rugs, wall-to-wall carpets and outdoor flooring textiles, purposely sourced for the contract market.
Now, after being prudently sourced from across the globe, we can showcase an outline of the new Cadrys Contracts product portfolio and examples of their potential applications:
AREA RUGS – a broad collection of area rugs from various fibres and manufacturing techniques, designed for commercial spaces, such as lobby foyers, hotel receptions, restaurants, retail, guest bedrooms and meeting rooms.
WALL-TO-WALL – various weaves, patterns and textures in both natural and synthetic fibres, great for all areas of hospitality, public spaces, commercial offices, retail and heritage projects.
OUTDOOR – area rugs that are perfect for external applications, such as hotel balconies, under poolside deckchairs, alfresco dining and terrace bars. Plus colourful architectural turf for rooftop terraces and public landscapes.
As part of its hospitality and commercial package, Cadrys Contract are also working alongside some of the most celebrated local and international textiles designers of note. This will allow our clientele to not only receive excellent high-quality soft floorcoverings from Cadrys Contract, but they will also have the added value of being able to have unique and outstanding designs that they can market as part of their refurbishment.
Design Collaborations: Jan Kath, Henzel Studio, David Hicks, Stark Carpets NY, Florence Broadhurst & Tammy Kanat
With its broad range of textile flooring solutions for the contract market, Cadrys Contract are the now the ideal consultant for your next commercial and hospitality project.
This month we are delighted to share our new interview series from Cadrys. We launch this series with an interview with Eva Galambos, the founder of internationally renowned luxury boutique Parlour X, home to the worlds most coveted and influential designer fashion brands. Eva is known for her impeccable and colourful style both in life and at home and we had the privilege of interviewing Eva during one of her many fashion shoots. Eva chose Cadrys of Edgecliff to shoot her latest collections, providing the perfect backdrop of colour and texture to enhance the many elegant pieces available at Parlour X. We hope you enjoy this interview style post.
Valentino Rockstud Quilted Small Leather Bag – Jan Kath Milano Little Raved Rug | Isabelle arant Darilay Mid-Ankle Boot – Persian Vintage Overdye Rug
Cadrys: What do you most love about your job?
Eva: I love the fact that the wider industry is forever changing; fashion in general is forever changing. In my business I wear a lot of different hats which allows me to fulfil many different potentials and aspects from the intricate to the at-large direction of the business. Every day is challenging, diverse and dramatic and I am so drawn to the theatre of it all.
Cadrys: As we know the interior trends are often inspired by the fashion world, what colours are coming through this season?
Eva: Specific colours this season are really bright pops of greens, yellows and reds and strong oranges. I believe these strong hues are coming through because as a society, I feel we are coming to terms with the uncertainty of our times and as this is becoming a normal way of life, as a result we’re feeling bolder and more confident in our choices. I think there’s a massive resurgence in creativity - through colour and being daring, there’s a need to really express ourselves once again and it’s definitely filtering though in aspects and pillars of interiors and personal style.
Cadrys: Your amazing house was featured in this month’s Belle, how would you describe your own interior style?
Eva: Thank you.. I would say it is similar to my personal style which is eclectic, and evolves quite frequently, depending on whatever is influencing me at the time or the mood of the day. I’m fortunate enough to have access to see so many changes in trends, it makes sense that my style and my taste evolve and change with the different influences. Stylistically I love ultra contemporary but I also really love traditional and classic. I love the concept of styling and putting things together as opposed to being dictated by one particular style... I think I’m always going to want to redecorate and refurbish and realign. It goes hand in hand with not only what I do but also my personality.
Cadrys: What’s your favourite rug in your home and why?
Eva: I have two rugs in my home that I purchased from Cadrys. One was straight off the cuff, I saw it, I loved it and bought it! The fabulous team here allowed me to trial and test, providing us with a professional service that gave us the option to make our decision with a bit of time; that level of servicing to me is everything. Its luxury, its what luxury should be, I think in Australia we’re not as familiar with luxury unless we travel, and I think a lot of the clients here as well as my own clients, travel frequently and they command a certain level of service. I love the fact one of the rugs that I bought here, took 9 months; I saw a really small piece and then we turned it into the appropriate size and it was then hand crafted to perfection.. The whole process was so special and unique. My second piece was a Florence Broadhurst – the history and references really suited the style that I was interested in, but I also recognise that maybe it’s something that I’ll move around my home. Currently it’s in my bedroom but, it will go in the kids room one day or who knows?! I love that ide of versatility and longevity.
Cadrys: When you entertain, what are your absolute must haves, before guests arrive?
Eva:, Since moving into our home I don’t really entertain to the extent that I used to, because life is super busy, but on the occasions that we do; it is usually around summer time. I love going to our frangipani tree and collecting bundles of flowers and scattering them all around with my girls. Using small tea light candles encased in eclectic candle holders or vases from various holidays throughout the table adds a lot of warmth. Handpicked frangipani’s or a flower that is important to you, adding those touches feel more authentic.
Cadrys: Parlour X has recently moved into a remarkable Sydney landmark ‘The Church’ built in 1845 on Oxford street in Paddington, how is the new location and has it changed the business?
Eva: 100%! It is going so well, we feel like as we evolved and secured all the best brands in the world, we’re able to now display them in a luxury setting and environment that really aligns with the brands that they are. It allows us to have a real synergy and harmony with our environment, which were waiting to really get to that point. We’ve had a lot of visitors from all the luxury houses abroad, so in a way, Parlour X is its own destination luxury boutique that we never had before. For our clients it’s more than just the product but it’s also about the space, the environment, the setting and the service and experience. Now that we have this opulent open space, the service feels really open too and it’s become an experience. Clients and visitors take their time and we are now equipped to offer them that luxury service that they really require.
Cadrys: You have known the Cadrys family and business for a long time, these collaborations work well for us both, why do you think?
Eva: I just think that we have simpatico and an honesty between us, because we can communicate clearly about what our needs are and what our expectations are and I think in life, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, whether it’s a business relationship or personal, if you have really clear boundaries and clear expectations, it’s always going to be a win-win. You’re always going to be happy and it just feels pure and natural and so it’s a really cherished and valued situation. It is also a great pleasure to know that we’re working together; it makes sense and feels right.
Cadrys: What are the must haves of the winter season ahead? Bags, shoes, sunnies, brands
Eva: Balenciaga is the most sought after brand in the world right now! The designer (Demna Gvsalia) also has his own brand, Vetements. He has won all the recent awards and all the street style stars and influencers are all completely head to toe wearing Balenciaga. Demna is ground-breaking in that his taken conceptual styles and conceptual brands from the past and he’s really reinvented them in a modern way that has resonated with everybody. It has more of an intellectual approach, and I think people are wanting and yearning for that as well, because as we’ve just talked about, we’ve had a really bland period and now he’s really pushing that envelope. There is also J.W Anderson – there is not one person who doesn’t have a J.W Anderson or LOEWE Bag. It’s a little bit slower in Australia to catch on but it’s fast becoming cult. Both brands are must-have items at Parlour X and hard to come by!
Cadrys: And your winter essentials, what would be your top picks for people
Eva: Whenever I think of winter I think about the colour palette – berry, navy, black, charcoal and khaki, so the perception of colour starts to change. Even merchandising Parlour X, everything starts being a bit darker, people have a dark mindset when they think of winter, the days are shorter. So for me it’s more about the colours less than silhouettes because I think we’re going through a stage in fashion of anything goes, it’s just how you put it all together.
Jan Kath - Little Flowers Sari Silk Rug