Interior Showroom Launch, July 2017

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A (big) room for show

We are delighted to announce that after a few years of working together with Holster upholsterers, collaborating with them on a number of projects, they have now launch their first interior showroom House of Holster in Edinburgh.

Photo from the showroom launch: Eliza (of Moody Monday) & Jane (of Jane Nelson Interiors)
Showroom launch: Eliza (of Moody Monday) & Jane (of Jane Nelson Interiors), Photo by: House of Holster, 2017

And the best part of this? Moody Monday is a part of that showroom!

Showroom launch: Nebulae Velvet armchair. Photo by: House Of Holster, 2017
Showroom launch: Nebulae Velvet armchair. Photo by: House Of Holster, 2017

You can now browse through our fabric and wallpaper collection in this new showroom, where our complete collection sample books are there at your disposal.

Our soft furnishings from the new fabric collection, i.e. armchair, cushions, foot stool is now available for you to try out and have a feel for them in the flesh. When being bowled by the beautiful pictures just isn’t enough anymore!

Nebulae Velvet Armchair and Footstool
Nebulae Velvet Armchair and Footstool, Photo by: Daniel Dabrowski, 2016

They have been such a great partner to Moody Monday over the years. They have been fully responsible for our Nebulae velvet armchair turn out. The armchair+footstool has been such a hit with the New York design crowd. They have been a hit in every location wherever these stunning pair had landed on really.

You should visit them when you get the chance to. They also provide curtain making service and have worked with high profile clients like the G&V Hotel Edinburgh and Harvey Nichols to name a few.

House of Holster

31 Albion Road
Edinburgh
EH7 3QJ

+44 (0)131 652 1415
info@holsterdesign.co.uk

TheMART, an Inspirational Design Center

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We recently wrote about innovative co-working and maker spaces, and the impact they can make not only to boost creativity but with added benefits to health and wellbeing.

Today we expand on the theme, with focus on theMart, the world’s largest commercial building and design center, a truly inspiring center for design professionals and customers alike.

The Merchandise Mart on the Chicago River photo@Mike Boehmer, Flickr
The Merchandise Mart on the Chicago River photo@Mike Boehmer, Flickr

This art deco building has been an icon in Chicago’s history since the 1930s. It still remains a landmark hub for design, innovation and business, and the impact it has made on the surrounding area, with resulting buzz and connectivity for the community around the Chicago river, can not be underestimated.

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TheMART building Chicago Photo credit:Pixabay

 

Developed by Marshall Field & Co to create a central marketplace where retailers could come to buy their wares all under one roof.

Sitting across two city blocks, and with twenty-five storeys of innovation and culture, it is visited by an incredible 25,000 people each day.

Its Design Center, across four floors, is home to hundreds of tenants and offers a space for leading manufacturers with over 115 showrooms, showcasing over 2,500 products.

TheMART also serves as a business hub for interior designers, architects, contractors, business owners and buyers, as well as hosting several trade and consumer conferences and events each year.

 

 

 

Vornado Reality Trust and New York-based A+I unveil transformative renovations. Photo source: Huffington Post/Building Design
Vornado Reality Trust and New York-based A+I worked recently on some stunning architecture renovations for the building. Photo source: Huffington Post

With such an amazing choice of luxury and contemporary design on offer, we’ve space today to highlight just one of the amazing showrooms within theMART.

Cia Mooney at theMART photo:ciamooney.com
Brayton showroom,  Cia Mooney (designed with Robert Leonetti) at theMART photo:ciamooney.com

We particularly like this approach of industrial designer, Cia Mooney, who worked with the design team at Brayton to create this showroom. Using a limited budget, it still creates a huge impact with the space allowing the craftmanship of Brayton’s upholstered and wood framed furniture to take central stage.

Which designer wouldn’t love the opportunity to be included in such an innovative and creative design center?

Contact us at: https://www.moodymonday.co.uk/bespoke/

Sources

TheMart.com

Designcenter.com

Huffington Post.com/amanda schneider

Business of Furniture

Ciamooney.com

Our Stellar Collection is debuting at ICFF New York 2016

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“Stellar is a luxurious, contemporary design collection inspired by the boundless beauty of the sky and space.”

Debuting at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)  in May 2016, our new collection ‘STELLAR’ is inspired by the boundless hidden beauty of the sky and space. This luxurious, contemporary collection of designs captures the dualistic nature of the skies with a colour palette evoking both dawn and dusk.

The ‘STELLAR’ collection consists of four wallpaper designs in varying colour ways, three fabric patterns, two cushion designs, four coasters and a set of matching fabric, coaster and placemat designs.

Moody Monday will be launching STELLAR  at ICFF.

Level 1, Booth 2503
Jacob K. Javits Center, New York
14 – 17 May 2016
For more details, visit our exhibitor profile at ICFF. Come and say hello. We look forward to seeing you.

Highlights from Decorex 2015

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This time last week, we were down south in sunny England enjoying the sights and sounds of Syon Park. This was the chosen venue for Decorex International 2015 – the luxury design event of the year.

The design scene in London was buzzing last week. The London Design Festival kicked off with Decorex right at the start of the week from 20-23 September. The venue was filled to the brim with contemporary luxury furniture, lighting, wallpaper and a variety of home décor from a host of notable luxury brands. The four day event is the leading event for design professionals, interior designers, tradespeople and consumers to find out what’s trending and new on offer in the interior design industry.

Right there at Stand F17, Moody Monday was present with seven other talented designers specially selected by Design Nation. We were there to showcase a preview of the new designs we’ve been working on with our wallpaper and cushions (more to come on our official launch).

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You might not have been able to catch this year’s event so we captured just a few snippets to share with you.

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Garden sculpture by David Harber

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Exquisite table setting by Harlequin London

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Hand blown glass sculptures by Enemark and Thompson

Next year’s event will be at Syon Park, London again from 18th – 21st September 2016. Save the dates in your diaries.

Salone Del Mobile, Milano – Part 2: Glass Furniture

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A couple of weeks ago we posted about the vibrant root vases we discovered thanks to Salone del Mobile in Milano. Today we’re looking at Patricia Urquiola’s work, also present in the Milano exhibition: and we were quite taken by her innovative approach!

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Are you as intrigued as we were? Entitled SHIMMER, the collection comprises low tables, consoles and shelves in laminated and glued glass, characterized by a special iridescent multi-chromatic finish:

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The nuance varies according to the angle of the light source and the vantage point, giving the reflected objects a magical and ethereal appearance:

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We learned from Glas Italia that the collection items come in opaque or transparent glass, or transparent glass with a special micro dot decoration. We this this one in particular is hypnotically elegant:

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Moody Monday Showcased in Shenzhen, China

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It seems as though just yesterday we were (carefully) packing our elegant and contemporary wallcoverings, and shipping them over all the way to Shenzhen, the UNESCO City of Design!

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Three weeks and almost 6000 miles later, there they are, being prepared for display in the Edinburgh Creative Industries taking place in Shenzhen, China. The incubator opens in a very short three days, on Friday 15th May and we’re very excited our work will be displayed in the venue for the upcoming three months.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity of sharing my wallcovering designs with the Chinese market, as Shenzhen is a vibrant and creative city, which falls in line with the designs I create. I’m looking forward to find out how my work will be received in this new market!” Eliza Kesuma, the designer behind Moody Monday.

The designs that will be on display are part of our first luxury wallpaper collection inspired by the inner workings of a musical organ. Here’s what we’ve sent over:

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1. Geometry of the Sound, Reds on Black | 2. Black Keys, Black on White | 3. The Dance, R. Blue on Black | 4. Geometry of the Sound, Blues / Purple on Black

Design Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milano – Part 1

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The Salone Del Mobile di Milano has recently finished, so we took a sneak peak to see what the latest trends in furniture design are. The first piece that grabbed our attention and won us over, are the root vases, created by Milanese designer Giorgio Bonaguro and produced by DRIADE.

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We think these are a brilliant execution of an ambivalent object: they combine a simple, clear glass cylinder on the outside, with an internal element of coloured glass imitating the roots of a flower:

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The creative vase is both appealing in design, and functionality as it can be turned and used either to hold one single flower, or flipped over, to hold a colourful bunch:

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The vases are made in blown borosilicate glass, and come in three lovely hues: yellow, green and blue, the central colours of nature, representing the sun, grass and skies. What a lovely touch!

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all images © andrea basile studio

Start Up Hub Finalist Exhibition, Manchester

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Start Up Hub Finalist Exhibition, Manchester

 

We’re proud to say that we have made it as one of the 12 finalist in the Start Up Hub competition for top start-up businesses in the UK, sponsored by Fujitsu and BVCA. As the other start up businesses that made it to the finals are not only so varied in terms of what their business offers, but they seem like businesses with a solid proposition. Which is of course reassuring for us to know that we’re up against quality candidates and that we’re one of them! The finalists gets a chance to exhibit and present their business in front of thousands of delegates, the nation’s media and business leaders from across the country.

 

Start Up Hub finalist award handed by the sponsors
Start Up Hub finalist award handed by the sponsors

 

It’s been a very busy few months for us with a couple of main exhibits to attend and participate in, among many other things we’ve been busy doing. One main exhibition being 100% Design at Earls Court, London, the other being Start Up Hub, Manchester at the Conservative Conference with the two exhibitions being only a week apart.

 

Start Up Hub group picture with fellow finalists, sponsors and organiser
Start Up Hub group picture with fellow finalists, sponsors and organiser

 

To read our interview with Fujitsu, click on the link below:
http://blog.uk.fujitsu.com/smes/start-up-stars-moody-monday/

 

More images from this event:

Moody Monday stand with Start Up Hub @ Manchester
Moody Monday stand with Start Up Hub @ Manchester

 

Vote for your favourite start up @ Start Up Hub stand
Vote for your favourite start up @ Start Up Hub stand

 

Our stand right across from the Beebs'
Our stand right across from the Beebs’

 

We’d like to thank our kind and generous sponsors and organisers who had invested their time and money into helping the start up finalists in this event.

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100% Design 2013 – Earls Court, London

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100% Design 2013 – Earls Court, London

 

What an exciting week for us, London and the world of design in general! As there are so much going on in London Design Festival, with various shows scattered all around the capital, one of them being 100% Design at Earls Court where we exhibited in our first trade show.

We’re now glad to be back too. Just in case you missed the show, here are some pictures for you:

The building and setting up of Moody Monday stand @ 100% Design - Emerging Brands
The building and setting up of Moody Monday stand @ 100% Design – Emerging Brands
Moody Monday stand @ 100% Design - Emerging Brands
Moody Monday stand @ 100% Design – Emerging Brands

 

Find the featured wallpapers and home accessories in our shop.

We would like to thank the many intriguing individuals, professionals and businesses that we’ve met and have given us such great interests in our designs and most importantly, their invaluable feedback and support during our time on our first show at 100% Design.

 

Much design love,
Eliza