Animal Magic

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This year at Maison & Objet Paris, one of the key trends was “Animal Motifs”, where animals take centre stage in design. This resonated with us at Ardmore Design, as we garner our inspiration from the flora and fauna that surrounds us in Africa. For our latest fabric range, The Zambezi Collection, we looked to the great Zambezi River and the life it supports. The result is a magical collection featuring naughty monkeys, exotic flowers and wily crocodiles: a mischievous natural wonderland. Incorporate the trend into your home with our statement Zambezi sofa, which combines large-scale elements from the new fabric range - the princely leopard and playful monkey dominating the design. Or for a more subtle nod to the trend, opt for scatter cushions to update your home with minimal effort and expense. Our cushions are now available in luxe silks and velvets - perfect for upping the glamour stakes on dark winter nights.
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An African dream

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You might have noticed that we’ve turned orange at Ardmore and it’s all for a good cause. We’ve teamed up with Orange Babies, a charity whose ultimate aim is to achieve an HIV-free generation in Africa, to raise funds and awareness for their ongoing projects. 

Orange Babies was established in 1999 by Senegalese creative Baba Sylla, together with top make-up artist John Kattenberg and Stef Bakker, a creative director. Working in the world of fashion and design, they felt a growing need to do something meaningful for the most vulnerable members of our society and especially in Africa.

The charity has achieved a huge amount in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It has helped more than 60,000 children infected or otherwise affected by HIV/AIDS; contributed to the reduction of mother to child transmission of HIV from 30% to below 2% in the Soweto area (3 million inhabitants) in ten years; and the South African government has adopted two Orange Babies projects and incorporated them into national programmes.

We’re thrilled to be helping them raise more funds to help Africa’s children.

Find out more about Orange Babies at www.orangebabies.org.za

 

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Calling all design aficionados

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Design and decor lovers are heading to Design Joburg at Sandton Convention Centre this weekend to see the leading lights in South African design. Look out for the show’s main feature presentation, Modern Conservatory, where creative directors Andrea Kleinloog and Megan Hesse want visitors to pause and engage in “the gentle absorption of the beauty of a calming and restorative space”. Sounds very much like our Joburg store...

If you find yourself at the show, make sure you stop by St Leger & Viney, stockists of The Ardmore Collection, our exquisite range of wallpapers with British firm Cole & Son. 

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Ardmore exhibiting in London

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We’re swapping the African savanna for the streets of London this month - and we hope you can join us. Ardmore Ceramics’ latest exhibition, The Savuti Dance, is running from 18th-28th May. Visit Patrick Mavros’ flagship store to see a wealth of beautiful creations, inspired by our new Zambezi fabric collection and the exquisite Cole & Son wallpaper collaboration. On show alongside the ceramics will be the fabric range - which features striking strelitzias, twisted vines, royal leopards and playful monkeys - plus cushions in silks and velvets, and our stunning limited-edition Zambezi Sofa - in London for the first time. Hand painted by Sidney Nyabeze, one of Ardmore’s artists, it’s an artwork in its own right.

Patrick Mavros, 104-106 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HS

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We are cover stars!

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We are thrilled to see our beautiful Singita wallpaper gracing the front cover of the June issue of Elle Decoration UK. A collaboration between Ardmore Ceramics and British wallpaper house Cole & Son, Singita is a dense Henri Rousseau-inspired jungle scene, with Alex Sibande’s animal travellers prowling handsomely through the vegetation. Singita and the entire Ardmore Collection of wallpapers will be on show in London this month at our new exhibition, The Savuti Dance. Join us at Patrick Mavros’ flagship London store from 18th-28th May. 
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