Moteef is the home of vibrant, outdoor scatter cushion prints and luxe outdoor candles. Their statement cushion designs are digitally printed on to thick, durable and wonderfully soft fabric and created with alfresco living in mind. They are mildew and water resistant, easy to clean and wrinkle resistant so will suit those with kids and pets. Lab results report very good colour fastness for up to 500 hours of direct sunlight which is comforting to know if your outdoor area gets limited direct sunlight during the day. The range is currently available in two sizes with plans for new options soon.
The Moteef soy wax candle range was conceptualised in order to create an attractive, table top outdoor candle. The range of three is housed in a reusable, double walled coffee glass with a custom bamboo lid. All three varieties are a bespoke and exuberant blend of fragrance and essential oils interwoven with the insect repelling properties of citronella. They retail for $45 with FREE shipping Australia-wide.
Terri Ioannou, the creative behind the brand, says "Understanding how colours and smells can effect mood can be a great guide when accessorising where you entertain, work and relax. My advice, when it comes to selecting items is to ask yourself 'what energy do I want to spark?' and to find items that make you feel that way."
DESIGNED + MADE IN
Myaree, Western Australia
Where do you get your inspiration?
"I am influenced by diverse design traditions: the decorative tiles of Eastern Europe, the architecture of Central America, the geometric designs and big contrasts in 70's Op Art and travelling to exotic places."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"‘Circles’ is close to my heart. After I discovered my daughter suffers anaphylaxis to some tree nuts, I digitalised a design my son painted and now donate $5 from its sale, as part of my 'Cushion for a Cure' initiative to help fund medical research into allergy and immune disease."
What is your favourite material to work with?
"I prefer synthetic materials. They are better suited to outdoor conditions and throw up fantastic colour when printed with digital inks."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"I'd love to have my designs recreated on bathers and umbrellas."
Describe your products in three words...
"Bold. Colourful. Exotic."
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