Climate-neutral, Sydney-born brand Mud Australia is making waves over here in the UK with the opening of its new retail store in Marylebone Lane, London.
The new store, showcasing a range of the company’s handmade porcelain products, follows in the footsteps of its store in Porchester Place, which opened its doors in 2015. Located in the charming Marylebone Village, Mud Australia sits in good company amongst other design shops, restaurants and cafés.
“Marylebone is a place I always find myself when in London,” says Shelley Simpson, founder and creative director at Mud Australia and a globally renowned ceramicist.
“It’s close to everywhere and home to some of my favourite design and fashion stores. The area has been on our list of dream locations for some time – and now we’re so pleased to open a new store in this unique and vibrant neighbourhood.”
Infusing the signature design language of Mud Australia into the interiors, Melbourne-based architecture studio DesignOffice has used the iconic Vitsoe shelving systems and bespoke joinery to present the brand’s full porcelain range.
Enticing window displays will catch the eye of passersby and draw them into the store where the space is aesthetically and spatially designed to encourage customers to interact and explore. Porcelain ranges in various colourways and silhouettes will be on display, with each handmade piece having its own story to tell.
Tying in with this year’s London Design Festival, Mud Australia will be showcasing its recently released, innovative lamp collection made in its signature porcelain. The collection comprises three lamps, the Pop lamp and the Flared table and floor lamps, which have been designed by Shelley Simpson in collaboration with Australian industrial designer Zachary Hanna.
The Flared table lamp is available to buy now and will be followed by the Pop table lamp, available from November. The Flared floor lamp will be launch in spring 2024.
The new lighting designs marry refined porcelain-making processes with the precise technical functionality of intuitive modern lighting. Using porcelain clay sourced from Limoges in France, Mud Australia uses pigments to tint the body of each piece at slip stage to give its signature depth of colour.
Discover the full range of beautifully crafted porcelain homewares by Mud Australia.
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