Based in Western Australia's capital city of Perth, Scarab was launched in 1998. The award winning business was formed when Peter Cook and Ian Collishaw combined their talents to build an innovative business model focused on art, craft, design and fine wood.
Back in the beginning they decided that every piece produced in their studio would carry a distinctive 'maker's mark'; a symbol that would represent the importance of the earth and the local environment, whilst also conveying a larger and more mystical appeal. The Scarab beetle was chosen because it is both highly esteemed and humble. It is found in their home of Western Australia as well as in many other places around the world. In Egyptian mythology the Scarab was used to symbolize the cycle of life. Ultimately the Scarab beetle is a symbol of good luck.