Rebekah and Timothy Cichero and our Chico baby.
One Small Room was established in 2003 by stylist and creative multi-tasker Rebekah Cichero. After living in London for 8 years, studying Interior Design, travelling and working on design magazines including Elle Decoration and Living etc, Rebekah came to live in Adelaide with partner Timothy Cichero. Seeing a gap in the Adelaide design market Rebekah set up a shop like no other – One Small Room. Located in the suburb of Croydon OSR offered a curated mix of up cycled design furniture, vintage, and mid century modern, alongside designer maker pieces and homewares in an ever changing installation.
OSR has been instrumental in creating the iconic ‘Queen St’ shopping strip, reviving empty shop spaces, bringing SALA to Queen St with the SALA Street Party, and running the Feast Festival on Queen St.
Rebekah was the creator of Bowerbird Design Market bringing national design to South Australia and has worked with many local designer makers promoting their work and instilling confidence in them to sell their wares to the public in an up market setting and within retail spaces.
Over the years OSR grew from one small room and expanded into three small rooms creating a unique concept store for the design oriented who crave pieces away from the mainstream. The business evolved offering styling and event co-ordination, along with an interior design service with architecturally trained Timothy joining forces wtih Rebekah in 2008. They have worked on both residential and commercial design projects as well as styling projects, including interior design magazines, curating art exhibitions, promotional and advertising campaigns, film industry events and the occasional engagement party and wedding, as well as trend forecasting for local media.
Celebrating 14.5 years in 2017, OSR is heading in a new direction. Rebekah and Timothy are known for liking a change and after a year of living in the UK they’ve returned and joined forces with the Huttons and launched Pumpt – Indoor BMX, MTB, Skate & Scooter Park – www.pumpt.com.au. OSR will focus on interior design and exhibitions in 2018.
2018 One Small Room Design Studio lives on in the OSR shop space offering interior design services and holding workshops, curated installations, art exhibitions and pop ups.
2017 Changes to the OSR business. Moving out of retail to focus on other ventures and design projects. December will see the close of OSR Retail.
2017 Rebekah and Timothy design the layout and interiors for Pumpt Indoor Ride Park including an inhouse cafe (Boneshaker) and Timothy launches an exciting new venture with Gavin Hutton – Pumpt opens March 18th.
2016 ‘A Quiet Conversation’ exhibition – Cassie Thring. and Down We Pop from Tanunda. Cichero’s farewell Chico baby – OSR’s much loved labrador.
2016 Cichero’s return to South Australia brimming with exciting ideas from our European adventures, and another two containers full of furniture!
2015 Cichero’s move to the UK to continue sourcing for OSR. OSR sets up a mini Up We Pop version of the Croydon store within Alabaster in Tananda. Another container from the UK.
2014 New website is launched. Sourcing trip – second 40ft container arrives
2014 ‘Makers’ Spaces’ exhibition – Georgia Cheesman
2014 OSR Industry Hall is open to the public, clients, trade by appointment
2014 OSR Industry Hall opens. Sourcing trip – 40ft container arriving at OSR
2012 OSR Works range of furniture is designed
2012 ‘Luxury Room’ exhibition – Jacob Logos, Charmaine Hearder
2011 ‘Form Collective’ exhibition – Georgia Cheesman, Amanda Dziedzic, Lex Stobie, Tamara Hahn
2010 ‘Spaces Within’ exhibition – Georgia Cheesman, Amanda Dziedzic, Christine Cholewa, Tamara H
2009 SALA exhibition – Cassie Thring, Tamara Hahn, Bridgette Minuzzo, Susan Frost
2009 Rebekah sets up Adelaide’s first design market, Bowerbird Bazaar
2008 ‘Inkling’, exhibition – Naomi Murrell
2008 ‘Wicker, Wood, Wax’ exhibition – Wax Design, SA Basket Weavers
2008 ‘Remains of the Day’ exhibition – Bridgette Minuzzo
2007 Timothy joins OSR as Buidling Designer
2007 OSR takes on interior design projects
2006 ‘Circle Work’ exhibition – Marie Littlewood, Maria Parmenter
2006 Sproutdesign Textile range is launched
2003 One Small Room opens it’s doors in Croydon brining a new concept in a small space to Adelaide. Rebekah continues to style for interior magazines