Welcome to the The Curious Department Press Office

Welcome to the The Curious Department Press Office

Products from this company are shipped to: all countries globally and are located in: United Kingdom

About

The Curious Department is a London-based design studio and online boutique that specialises in the creation of quality art & prints, and luxurious home accessories, designed and created in the UK. Propelled by the notion of transformation, The Curious Department’s passion is to take the under appreciated aesthetics found in nature, and transform them into unexpected mesmerising objects of beauty. In a world where interior mediocrity is mass produced, and design blandness comes neatly flatpacked, The Curious Department strives to embrace the eccentricity of clutter, clashes and the uncommon, with a splash of opulence and dash of art deco. Everything you find in The Curious Department is handmade in the UK, using British-sourced materials and local expertise where possible. Of course, our butterflies and insects aren't all UK natives, but these are sourced from ethical farms across Europe, Central and South America, Asia and Africa, where they live out their full adult lives, and in death provide local employment, fund schools and healthcare schemes, and generate environmental sustainability. - Top 10 Brand To Watch: Evening Standard, 2017 - Engaging Print, winner: PaperAwards, 2018 - LaunchPad, winner: London Stationery Show, 2018

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Press Releases

04/10/21

Embrace the power of Mist and Dew, two new designs from The Curious Department























































Embrace  the power of Mist & Dew, two tonal variants of the iconic Electric Lagoon pattern from the Curious Department. The paired back monochromatic colourways have been created to celebrate maximalist design but with a curious twist - a serenity inducing simple colour pallete.

 






















Electric Lagoon Mist, taking tonal shades of grey to create a simple monochromatic variant of our adored maximalist print. Perfect for simpler spaces, the muted print combines intricate design with a simple colour palette to create balance, calm and harmony.































































































 







































Electric Lagoon Dew, taking tonal shades of delicate sun-kissed greens to create a fresh verdant feel. Inspired by hazy mornings in the forest, the print combines intricate design with a simple colour palette to deliver a burst of nature’s optimism.

 

















































































 























At The Curious Department we are always listening to our customers.  While our colour-rich maximalist patterns are adored globally, we receive many requests for the same maximalist patterns presented in a homogenised colour tone. We loved the idea as it still allows people to release detailed and verdant foliage onto their walls, but with a controlled colour palette.

After careful consideration we now release two special edition colourways Mist (Light  grey monotone)  & Dew (Delicate green monotone),  selected to optimise tranquillity and celebrate two serene moments in nature.

The two colourways launching October 8th, across a luxuriously embossed textured wallpaper and rich signature velvet cushions.

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28/07/21

Four new lampshade designs from The Curious Department to light up the room



























































Known for their eccentric twist on nature-inspired design, The Curious Department celebrates adding 4 brand new designs to their lampshade collection, in collaboration with Cheeky Pickle.

Launching July 29th, the four new designs include the ostentacious Tiana Antique, the luscious Opium Blush Black, the bewejelled Dragonfly Swarm Black, and the curious twist on the botanical theme Electric Lagoon White.

Crafted in sumptuous and richly detailed velvet with a golden metallic lining, each lampshade comes complete with fittings suitable for either Standing or Ceiling orientation - all available across a range of 6 different sizes. The new designs join the ranks of three ‘customer favourite’ designs; Opium Blush Pink, Dragonfly Swarm Sage and Electric Lagoon Blue.

Rachel Markham Harris, owner and founder of Cheeky Pickle says “My lighting serves more than a function - each piece is intended to create a bright and bold aesthetic within the home, by adding a statement that means when the lights are on, you truly feel “at home”. I’m delighted to be working with the maximalist designs from The Curious Department which truly make a unique statement!”.

Ross Taylor, co-founder of The Curious Department says “Not only is collaborating with Cheeky Pickle super exciting, but we are also able to champion local British craft, as each lampshade is handmade in Rachel’s studio in Hertfordshire, just a few miles from us!”
 













 




 

 










































































































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Lampshades made to order from 29th July 2021, from thecuriousdepartment.com 
- Small shades (25cm) from £75
- Large shades (40cm) from £100
 

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