MAKER + MERCHANT
Maker & Merchant is a Brisbane based designer homewares studio, established by three sisters with a shared love of design and fabrics, and a passion to make beautiful limited edition accessories and homewares.
The sisters’ designer homewares collection features hand drawn or printed designs on a variety of natural fabrics, beautiful leathers and luxurious fibers. Maker & Merchant produce a range of designer cushions, tea towels, modern quilts and floor cushions, home accessories such as gorgeous table top storage bags and fashion accessories including buttery soft leather wallets and clutches.
The range of luxury designer cushions and quilts for the whole family in any room of the house are handmade, hand screen printed and hand drawn creating unique pieces for your home.
Maker & Merchant is a proudly local Australian design group that seeks out sustainable materials and processes where possible and is committed to individual industry creating simple home luxury.
Visit the Maker & Merchant website to see the full range.
Imelda, Cecelia + Sonia Ryan
DESIGNER + MADE IN
Where do you get your inspiration?
"At Maker & Merchant we combine our love of art, design, craft, fashion and different individual styles to inspire the design ethos of Maker & Merchant – simple home luxury."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"Our favourite pieces change daily! The hand drawn quilts continue to be a particular favourite. Making them is a labour of love, each one is individual and visually tells a different story. We recently made one with a little nautical story that I fell in love with."
What is your favourite material to work with?
"I’ve always loved fabrics, that’s something I share with my sisters. Designing our own fabric, and particularly the immediacy of hand drawing the fabrics is a bit addictive, although any kind of fabric design is absorbing."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"There are so many options with homewares. A friend of ours recently started creating beautiful delicate ceramic pots, big and small, no two the same, gorgeous, subtle, shiny glazed colours. It’s got us thinking!"
Describe your products in three words...
"Simple. Home. Luxury."
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