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Win a Berber cushion from our Souk Collection

Win A Maud interiors Berber Cushion

 

Head to @designhunter_UK, one of our favourite interiors, design and lifestyle blogs, for the chance to win Bouchra, a unique, silk screened, Berber cushion from our new Souk Collection.

Bouchra blends traditional kelim fabric with contemporary henna patterns and the silk screened image of a Berber woman to create an exotic, one-of-a-kind design.  It’s perfect for lounging on the floor or as a focal point on a bedspread or sofa.

For your chance to win head over to the Design Hunter blog.   Good luck!

 

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Our New Souk Collection Berber Cushions

I am so excited to finally be able to share with you our new Berber cushion collection.  I stumbled across these dramatic, one-of-a-kind cushions whilst on a sourcing trip in 45 degree heat in Marrakech last month.  It was definitely the wrong time to visit Marrakech but I found lots of interesting products for our new Souk Collection and the cushions are the first of these.

 

Designed by artist Sylvie Pissard and her team of Berber seamstresses, the cushion covers are inspired by  Moroccan life.  Each cushion is carefully crafted from  an exotic mix of modern silk screened henna patterns, traditional kelim fabric, ribbons and the silk screened face of a Berber woman.

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These Berber cushions featuring classic Moroccan fabrics and imagery with a modern twist will bring an exotic vibe to a contemporary interior.  They work well mix and matched as floor cushions or as statement pieces on a bed, sofa or chair.

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Click here to see the collection.   We will be adding more products to the Souk Collection: super warm Berber pom-pom blankets and colourful Berber baskets over the next week so watch this space!

 

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Maid in Africa, Quirky, African Cushions

There’s a story behind all of the products featured in our launch collection and today I thought I would write about our fabulous, funky, hand printed and hand painted African cushions from Maid in Africa, which I discovered and fell in love with whilst on a wonderful road trip through Nambia seven years ago.

The design duo behind the range, Micha and Andrew Weir,  were inspired to create Maid in Africa in 2006 to generate extra work for Priscilla, a young mother who had been diagnosed HIV positive and had lost her housekeeping job.  As she became weaker she wanted to be productive and so combining their creative knowledge with their ability to screen print, Maid in Africa was born. Sadly Priscilla has since passed away but the company continues to employ out of work domestic workers.

Like all the products in the Maud interiors collection, the Maid in Africa cushions are handmade.  Each cushion, detailing exotic flora and fauna from southern African life and well known brands, like Get Rich and Lucky Strike, is hand printed in black onto white cotton and then individually hand painted so no two cushions are alike.   The cushions are backed with a mix of traditional African prints and come with a plump duck feather inner pad.

There are three different styles in the collection:

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In Africa there is a saying “What you cannot carry on your head you can most probably live without.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recently featured in Lancashire Life magazine: http://www.lancashirelife.co.uk/homes-gardens/interiors

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Mermaid – our competition prize this month

We are giving away one of these fabulous Mermaid designs in dark blue.

See our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/maudinteriors for details on how you can enter but hurry as the competition ends on 2nd September 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our one-of-a-kind, African cushions, from Maid in Africa, are ideal for injecting some colour into a room or  sprucing up a tired sofa or chair.  Use them individually to create a focal point  or  mix and match them to create an eye-popping riot of colours and imagery.