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Artist Feature: Lush Designs

Any frequent visitors to our Cambridge shop or online store will be familiar with the wonderful homeware created by Lush Designs of London. They provide some of the quirkiest and most colourful products we are lucky enough to stock for you. Let's meet the brilliant and creative duo behind these increasingly popular home goods.

Marie Rodgers and Maria Livings both studied printmaking and painting at Maidstone Art College, and this skilled training and nurturing of natural talent combined with backgrounds in theatre and community arts programmes blossomed in to the creation of Lush Designs. Utilising all of their creative flare and eye for detail, Marie and Maria have built a company that has become renowned for quirky, whimsical and colourful designs applied to a wide and varied range of accessories for the home. From lampshades to tea towels to cushions, the ladies have come up with a multitude of eccentric designs including their signature fox and cubs, cheeky monkeys and wise owls. A focus on nature and the natural world is evident in all of the Lush Designs creations, and the traditional animalistic theme combined with Marie and Maria's contemporary illustrative style make for memorable and statement making items to improve your home decor.

Though Lush Designs is fast climbing towards the top of the homeware ladder, the ladies at the heart of the brand make every effort to maintain the homely and personal message and tone that we here at Podarok look for in our chosen products. Many of the company's ranges are still made in house at their studio at Cockpit Arts in Deptford, London, and Marie and Maria's roots in community arts are evident in their twice yearly open studio events. 

We bet that you will not be able to decide on just one single accessory or design when you see everything that Lush Designs have to offer. We hope you have as much fun browsing and buying as we did!

May 28, 2014 by Amy Andrews
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