The Curious Department is a London-based design studio and online boutique, founded by partners Chris and Ross, 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.
Check out our online boutique: www.thecuriousdepartment.com
WHAT WE WANT TO DO:
Having already successfully launched our first collection, Metamorphosis, earlier this year, including our limited edition gold foil prints and mounted ethically sourced butterflies, we want to take things to the next level. However, as two independent creatives, we need your help and support for us to realise our dreams of launching our own ceramics range.
To overcome the financial hurdle of the upfront costs of production, we are using this Kickstarter campaign to facilitate pre-orders directly from the range, at either reduced retail price, or with amazing limited edition rewards! If we reach our target we'll have enough funds to go into production, fulfill your pledges/ pre-orders and get our products on shelves, physically and online.
UK- BASED PRODUCTION:
Everything you find in The Curious Department is handmade in the UK, using British-sourced materials and local expertise where possible. For our 'Insect Mandala' ceramics range we are using 100% Staffordshire fine bone china that is silk screen printed, fired twice and then finished off with hand painted gold detailing in Stoke-On-Trent. That's right, REAL GOLD btw!!
Our fine bone china range is British craftsmanship through and through using years of experience, expertise and creativity.
Reverently designed by The Curious Department, the 'Insect Mandala' represents the hidden beauty of the insect world, melding beetles, ants and flies into a dazzling pattern, emblazoned with hand painted gold detailing. Discover the minute detail and the wider cosmos in this, our signature design.
The full range will include the following items, which are hand crafted and fired in Stoke-on-Trent (England, UK):
If we are successful in this campaign, all items will be available on our website, so you'll be able to complete your collection at a later date.
By taking part in our Kickstarter campaign, you can expect an average of 15% off regular retail pricing once we hit the stores, with some bargain multibuys!
There are also some exclusive limited editions only available to our supporters and fantastic bundles. Check some of them out below:
And here are some of those great exclusives in more detail:
Risks and challenges
We've already successfully launched our limited edition artwork and mounted ethical taxidermy via our online boutique (www.thecuriousdepartment.com), picking up lots of press across established interior design bloggers and homeware publications. You can check out some of our press here: http://www.thecuriousdepartment.com/about-us/
We have also partnered with the award-winning and interior blogging maven Kimberly Duran (aka Swoon Worthy) to help us maximise the exposure of this campaign, whilst also collaborating on one of the exclusive rewards!
Alongside all of the fantastic press we've had to date, and confidence in our great and unique range, we believe we will smash through our target and bring this range to you ASAP!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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