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The Rare Brand Market Goodwood

 

Things are hotting up for the festive season here at Maud HQ.  We will be attending lots of exhibitions in and around London in the run up to Christmas and first off next week we will be at the at the Rare Brand Market Goodwood near Chichester.  This is a one-stop-shop for all your festive needs with over 100 brands under one roof.   More details below:

 

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Hope to see you there!

Around the World in 80 Gifts

If you are looking for something different to give this Christmas then come along to our international shopping night, Around the World in 80 Gifts, on Thursday 7th November at bookshop and culinary destination, the Book and Kitchen, in Notting Hill.

Japanese fashion and accessories brand, Keiko Uchida, will be showcasing a wonderful collection of beautifully printed kimonos, slippers, and eye masks.  We will be exhibiting our Indian and African interior must have’s including our new baskets and our elegant pashmina shawls and the Book and Kitchen has an extensive range of classic and contemporary fiction for all ages.  So, whether you are a home bird, fashion lover or bookworm there are gift ideas for all your friends and family.  You can relax, enjoy a glass of wine and shop at your leisure.  Hope to see you there!

Date:  

Thursday 7th November

Time:  

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Venue:  

Book and Kitchen

31 All Saints Road

W11 1HE

www.bookandkitchen.com

Nearest Tube: 

Westbourne Park

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The Selvedge Magazine Winter Fair

We are excited to be exhibiting at the Selvedge magazine Winter Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall next month.  Selvedge specialises in textiles in fashion, fine art, interiors, travel and shopping and publishes a wonderful magazine.

We will be on stand C24 exhibiting our range of vintage hand embroidered cushions, our hand printed and hand painted African cushions, our new range of handwoven baskets from Swaziland and our hand thrown ceramics.

Evening Reception Complimentary Ticket To Give Away

We have one complimentary ticket to the evening reception on Friday 29th November, 6-8pm to give away.  If you are interested please email us at info@maudinteriors.com stating your full name and postal address.  The ticket will be sent to the first person to email us so don’t delay!

 

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Fair Opening Times:

Friday 29th November, 11am – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 30th November, 10am – 5pm

Nearest tube: Sloane Square

Tickets cost £7.50 on the door or £5.00 in advance.  Tickets can be purchased from www.selvedge.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mad About The House features our Copper Tea Light Seed Pods

Thanks to Kate Watson-Smyth of Mad About The House for the lovely piece below on our Copper Seed Pod Tea Light Holders which have made it onto her Objects of Design list.

Objects of Design #226: Copper Tea Light Seed Pods

copper tea light holders from maud interiors

copper tea light holders from maud interiors

I don’t often go mad for a tealight holder but these really caught my eye. Maybe it’s because I spent a large chunk of yesterday afternoon tramping through the autumn leaves in the pouring rain. Maybe it’s because there’s a distinct chill in the air now. Maybe it’s because I have written so much about Danish Hygge recently that I have turned into a candle lover.

the copper seed pods come in three sizies

the copper seed pods come in two sizes

No I’m not choking on my biscuit. Hygge is a Danish word that doesn’t really have a direct translation into English but is about cosiness and comfort and welcomeness (as it were). It’s an ambience that every Danish home strives for and part of achieving it is about lighting a candle. Every day. My Danish friend Britta Gertsen who runs a PR company has told me that she lights a candle every single day no matter what the weather.

I have always been slightly afraid of candles. Instead of seeing a reassuring glow and a warm flickering light I tend to see FIRE and MAYHEM. But, given my current love of copper and the rather dreary weather that started yesterday and may well continue for the next six months, I feel suddenly more inclined to try and create my own personal hygge and if that means lighting a candle in one of these then people, I’m ready.

They’re from Maud Interiors and are made from handbeaten, organic Fair Trade copper and produced by  INTACH, an NGO (non governmental organisation), working in collaboration with the copper artisans of  Maharastra to revive and preserve the ancient craft.

Here’s a trinket box that’s also part of the collection:

trinket box from maud interiors

trinket box from maud interiors

Anyone for hygge?

Dimensions: Large length 20cm x width 9cm, small length 17cm x width 7cm

Price: £28 and £24

To see all the Objects of Desire featured on Kate’s website, Mad About The House, click here.

 

Jewels of the Desert New Collection

It has been a mad few weeks here at Maud HQ so apologies for the lack of blog posts. Today I thought I would show you a sneak preview of some of the latest vintage, hand embroidered, cushions in the Maud collection, which will be online next week.

The cushions are made from fragments of vintage tribal embroidery, which were originally painstakingly hand embroidered by a prospective bride for her dowry or, by a mother or wife for her family.  Many of the pieces are from the bodices and cuffs of traditional tunics.  Each piece reflects both tribal traditions and the individual artistic interpretation and abilities of the embroiderer.  When you examine the embroidery in detail and see the complexity and density of the stitches you can appreciate that  these pieces have taken many months to produce.

Below are some detail shots from the new collection:

 

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We have a wide selection of vintage indigenous embroidery from the desert lands of Kutch and Saurashtra in Gujarat, Western Rajasthan and the Thar Parkar district of Sind in Pakistan.  From the bold, flamboyant, style of the nomadic Rabaris, to the delicate geometric patterns of the Rajput, to the intricate embroidery of the Jats and the figurative style of the Kanbi,  each group has its own style, colours, range of stitches and motifs which have been handed down from mother to daughter over generations yet each piece is unique.

To view the Maud collection click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic Africa Exhibition, Platform, Habitat

Amidst all the pre event chaos preparing for designjunction, I managed to pop out and visit the Graphic Africa Exhibition, at Platform, Habitat’s gallery space in its King’s Road store.  The exhibition features over 20 pieces of new contemporary furniture by 16 designers from East, West and Southern Africa and is well worth a visit.

The exhibition has been carefully curated with products in a neutral palette, of blacks, greys and browns with the odd zing of copper, a bright purple chair and glittering gold from striking Kenyan necklaces.   Handwoven silk textiles from Ethiopia are showcased alongside large black and white graphic floor cushions in Bogolon (traditional mud cloth) from Mali, produced in collaboration with the Habitat design team and sculptural, black, organic shaped pottery from Ghana.   Here are a couple of shots of things that caught my eye.  Please excuse the quality as I forgot my camera and had to use my iPhone.

 

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An eye-catching cabinet from Dokter and Misses, South Africa

 

 

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A beautiful vase from Imiso, South Africa

 

 

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An industrial style metal sideboard by Hamed Ouattara, Burkina Faso

 

More information about the show and its designers can be found at: http://www.habitat.co.uk/Platform_GraphicAfrica/content/fcp-content and information about the initiative behind the show can be found at: http://designnetworkafrica.org/about/