For many years Darren was a performer travelling with 'Strange Fruit,' a Melbourne based company known for their fusion of theatre, dance and circus. He and his partner chose the historic village of Clunes, Victoria, as their home base seven years ago, and Darren went on to develop a business of his own, making scarves out of old blankets to ward off the chilly Clunes winters. He branded his creations the work of 'The Clunes Strangler,' and extended his range to make lap-top sleeves, mobile phone cosies and all sorts of interesting things out of pre-loved fabrics.
Darren's hoping to head more and more towards furniture design and upholstery in the future. If this is any indication of the calibre of his work... All we at Polly Provincial can say is WOW - We seriously love it. Such an eye for arranging nostalgia in a compelling, tangible and ultimately practical way!