Who We Are
Space 18 is a unique creative brand that reflects our core beliefs: less is more, that simplicity can be exquisite, and that our inspiration should come from the natural world around us. With our outstanding team of international designers in place, we are ready to make the dream comes true.
Where Are We From
Space 18 is starting from Australia, but with a global network and team, we truly can serve the world in an efficient way. We believe that everyone has the capacity to shape their own personal universe – their Space – for the better world. We also believe in working together and sharing our positive energy. Driven by the feeling that we all experience the magical age of 18 – which is a turning point in our lives that makes us eager to embark on something new and exciting, we’re youthful and open to new ideas, but also smart and ambitious, we’re passionate about what we believe in and want to make the world a better place.
Our Brand Story
2018 is destined to be an extraordinary year for us. This is the year Space18, the culmination of our hopes, dreams, and gratitude, is launched. To say we are excited is an understatement!
Space – the limitless expanse the relates to the Universe. Within each of us lies the power of our own small universe of infinite potential.
18 – Not only does this number relate to the founding year, but also indicates “youth”, “vigor”, “creation”, and “new life”. “We love to create, connect to nature, connect to future”, and we are not afraid of difficulties or challenges. Just as everyone is full of vigor and vitality, we embody these attributes every day across everything we do.
“If you have a dream, protect it. Defend it. Live it. BE it.”
Patty Cao, the founder of Space 18, is an inspirational story herself. When she landed in Australia in the early1990’s, she had already set a goal for herself to live a quality life and to actively inspire people to live a better, more positive and fulfilling life.
The reality, however, does not always live up to the beautiful dream. Unfamiliar environments, language barriers, and cultural differences all challenged her. But Patty never gave up. She rose to the challenges and became even tougher. Driven away by complaining neighbors in the early days of her entrepreneurship, she forged ahead and found a better base to set up her passion business. The influence of her grandmother when she was young has been key to her strong and positive nature. “Difficulty” doesn’t exist in her grandmother’s vocabulary! And, the same is so for Patty.
She started her business again in Surry Hills, the start of a 20-year adventure with Clickpress Group. This career path saw her work as a printer, a designer, a saleswoman, an international project manager, an account director, and a business strategist. But in the last couple of years, the original dream, to help people live better lives and inspire people, surfaced in her mind again and again. Since childhood Patty has been fascinated by multiculturalism. She grew up under the cultural influence of both Chinese and Western, which has given her unique insights into aesthetics and life. The creation of Space 18 stems from Patty’s long-cherished wish to be a high-tech brand, yet stylish and environmentally friendly – to live, work and inspire a new life style. She has worked to bring together a talented creative team to work on her project representing brilliant design and high production values. This is “Space 18”.