TDC - Tell us about your brand. What do you do?
Established in 1952, Cadrys are Australia’s leading handwoven rug specialist.
Expert knowledge combined with an unparalleled level of customer service are the hallmarks of our tradition.
Cadrys is led by Robert Cadry (Bob) along with his sons, Ari and Jared.
From humble beginnings the business has grown and evolved into the contemporary and custom market with showrooms in both Sydney and Melbourne. These showrooms serve discerning clients, leading designers and architects across both residential and commercial projects.
Cadrys Classic offers one of the world’s most discerning collections of decorative classic, vintage, antique tribal rugs and kilims in Australia.
Cadrys Contemporary offers an internationally acclaimed collection of quality pieces that is authentic design and custom focused. Cadrys have the Australian exclusivity for leading international design brand Jan Kath as well as beautiful ranges in collaboration with inspiring Melbourne artist weaver Tammy Kanat and a soon to be released collection with Walter G textiles.
All rugs are traditionally handwoven with the highest quality materials and are all certified by GoodWeave® which ensures no child labour is used in our production and that fair and ethical working conditions are maintained.
Cadrys Wholesale division known as Colorscope is fast becoming one of Australia’s leading rug suppliers to major furniture and homeware retailers and focus on creating exclusive lines for key partners to suit their individual market, style and demographic.
Colorscope also offers a great selection of affordable open in stock ranges that suit a wide variety of applications. A warehouse and showroom is located in Noble Park Melbourne and available by appointment.
Cadrys Contract the newest division will be focused on providing original designs and textures for the hotel, hospitality and commercial market providing innovative solutions, qualities and materials fit for purpose. Bespoke hand tufted, Axminster and broadloom qualities unlike anything seen before are available.
TDC - What sets your brand apart?
The Cadrys are multi-generational rug aficionados whose expertise, knowledge and integrity drive their passion to make the process of acquiring a beautiful handwoven rug a rewarding and enjoyable experience. They and their friendly staff have a genuine desire to understand the various requirements of a client’s needs and will do everything to find the right piece to enhance their homes.
A home should reflect the personality of its owners and be decorated with pieces that they love.
TDC - What design ethos do you live by?
I am drawn to originality and authenticity whether it displays abstract contemporary concepts or classical themes.
Importantly the intrinsic quality of materials are of the upmost importance as taste is subjective, but quality is not.
TDC - What's your favourite product in your range and why?
My favourite collection would have to be our collaborative collection developed with Melbourne’s very own weaver, Tammy Kanat. Innovation is at the heart of all Tammy’s creations and as a highly skilled weaver she understands the complexities involved in this time honoured craft.
The collection is a reflection of free flowing designs and toning’s that are brought to life with wonderful fibres that include Tibetan wool, silk and nettle. Tammy’s fabulous sense of artistry through her combining both colour and texture in an original manner makes her rugs so versatile and suitable for a variety of applications from casual to formal settings.
TDC - What plans do you have for the future?
There are a number of new collections currently in development and new collaborations.
Our newly launched Contract Division is gaining a lot of attention with leading architects in the commercial market.