This extends to Fiona’s deep appreciation of textiles. Hence, on the one hand, there is a long and fruitful association with iconic brand Missoni. At the same time, on the other, she sources small run textiles such as those by Case Studies, manufacturing with a community of artisans in Romania. “It is all about the way light interacts with woven fabrics and how a skilful designer can take the most unlikely colour combinations and magically make them work,” she says. The Spence & Lyda showroom in Sydney’s Waterloo is a testament to her love of art, craft and lighting, with a curated, layered feeling to the space – part furniture showroom, part gallery.