Russel Koskela is the co-founder of Koskela, a Sydney based furniture and product design company and retail store. Designing and manufacturing in Australia for the commercial and retail sectors, Koskela have worked with leading Australian corporations, architects and design firms to furnish domestic, workplace and university interiors. Koskela believe that great design can be used to effect social change and they have collaborated with Yolngu weavers from Elcho Island Arts on interior and lighting products since 2009. The on-going collaboration aims to provide Yolngu weavers with an additional stream of income from their work and develop new and compelling contemporary design products for the interiors market.