Rebekah and Timothy Cichero and 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. 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.
The business of OSR evolved offering styling and event co-ordination, along with an interior design service with architecturally trained Timothy joining forces wtih Rebekah in 2008 after working for two years with Swanbury Penglase. 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 nuptials celebration, as well as trend forecasting for local media and the creation of Bowerbird Bazaar and Pumpt.
Rebekah & Timothy have 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 collaborating on the Feast Festival (Queen St).
Seeing another gap in the SA market, Rebekah created the Bowerbird Design Market bringing national design to South Australia resulting in a strong confidence and following of the artisan made by the general public.
After celebrating almost 15 years in retail the Cichero’s decided to close the bricks and mortar store and focus on design projects. What’s next for the OSR Cichero’s? Both look forward to new challenges ahead and creating more successful business startups (and travel)!
2018 Timothy moves out of Pumpt and another new chapter begins. Cichero’s continue design work and travel!
2017 OSR Retail closes its doors 23rd Dec after almost 15 years to focus on design projects and development of Pumpt.
2017 Timothy launches Pumpt on March 18th.
2016 Farewell Chico baby – OSR’s much loved labrador.
2016 Cichero’s design the layout and interiors for Pumpt – skate, bike and scooter park, including the design and fit out of in-house cafe (Boneshaker).
2016 ‘A Quiet Conversation’ exhibition – Cassie Thring, Down We Pop from Tanunda.
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