Mkira has been selected as one of the UK’s emerging brands, and will be showcasing its striking and unique collection of fabrics and furniture at Olympia from the 18th- 21st September.
Mkira products – which range from daybeds, headboards, cushions and throws to fabrics, lampshades, footstools and shelving – have been inspired by nature’s canvas and crafted using age old traditions.
All the pieces are created using raw, natural materials such as British linens and tweed from Donegal and have been sustainably sourced from around the British Isles the perfect counterbalance to the modern ‘throwaway’ culture.
Charlotte England, the designer behind Mkira, has spent time travelling around the globe, which has enabled her to try her hand at a wide variety of alternative arts and crafts.
This included studying pottery in Japan with a renowned sensei; traditional paper-making in the Japanese mountains; basket weaving among the Tepuis in the Amazonian basin and life-drawing in Miami.
Wide ranges of inspiring experiences shaped her personal style and design objectives and led her to create Mkira. As part of the creative process, Charlotte teamed up with a number of small, authentic, family-run businesses all using traditional methods to expertly craft these beautiful enduring pieces.
Mkira will be exhibiting on stand number E20C.