Website of the Week – Maud Interiors
Maud interiors is a new online boutique, launched just this April, featuring a carefully curated collection of travel inspired, contemporary, quirky, and vintage accessories handcrafted by global artisans.
Featured in the launch collection is a range of beautiful, fair trade, handcrafted copperware made by the Tambat coppersmiths in India using traditional techniques dating back to the seventeenth century and we were immediately drawn to it.
The nature-inspired copper seed pod and sunflower tea light holders and meditation bowl give off a warm golden glow when lit and reflect the light on the outside due to tiny indentations, which create a mirror-like appearance. These indentations are made by profiled beating hammers, there are different hammers for different copper products, and this technique, known as matharkaam, is the distinguishing feature of the Tambat coppersmiths. It’s a highly skilled craft requiring strength, dexterity and keen hand-foot-eye coordination.
Maud interiors pride themselves on working with independent designer/makers and Fair Trade organisations and they also have their own range of one-of-a-kind, vintage, hand-embroidered tribal cushions, floor cushions and wall art.
Well worth checking out!
Carole King is joint Editor-in-chief of Heart Home magazine. She is a London based Interior Decorator and an Associate Member of the BIID. She started Dear Designer's Blog as a way to document all the things that she finds inspirational and hopefully to inspire others. You can follow her on Twitter @DearDesigners. Read more posts by Carole King.
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