Opulent, bold & modern homeware made by small-scale crafts people in the U.K
“A love of architecture and embroidery has led me to create a range of architectural prints that have then been the inspiration for my embroidered and printed homeware”
Marie Murphy 2019
The Parachute Print Series of illustrations are the inspiration behind the current range of opulent homeware for Marie Murphy Studio. Sections of the illustrations are simplified and translated into embroidery with the use of directional blocks of stitch and colour. The embroidery is then used in two ways – on the products and also photographed and digitised to make patterns for the wonderfully tactile and sumptuous digitally printed fabric.
The homeware range combines a love of two juxtaposed things - architecture and embroidery. The combination of two very different elements produces a range of fabric and products with exquisite depth and lavishness. Marie is passionate about using the best quality materials for her luxury British made products. This has led her to finding highly skilled crafts people that can produce her products in the U.K. Marie’s studio is located in one of Brighton’s most dynamic and creative workspaces where most of her production happens. Production follows a just-in-time approach that allows Marie to keep waste to a minimum and encourages her customers to be conscientious consumers.
Keen to minimize the environmental impact Marie employs small-scale producers to make the embroidery for her cushions, sheepskin and samples. Her sheepskins come from the last British tannery in the UK that still employs traditional processing techniques, while digitally printed fabric used in the lampshades and cushions is printed using up to date print technologies that minimise the amount of chemical waste produced. A Brighton print specialist prints the Parachute Print Series on archival naturally white photo rag. All packaging and materials are sourced responsibly with the use of cornstarch cello sleeves for prints and recycled packing paper for other products.