The Monkey Puzzle Tree is very proud to have a full company profile listed in the Designer's Edit section of the Interior Design Yearbook 2019
'The Designers' edit has been curated to highlight some of the most prominent companies in the industry, with a little more detail to boot'
Uniquely beautiful fabrics and wallpapers made in England and held in stock at their Leeds studio.
Exciting new interiors brand The Monkey Puzzle Tree collaborates with established artists and aims to push aesthetic boundaries to bring a lasting sense of individuality and beauty to both residential and commercial interiors.
Following a successful launch at Decorex which gained them extensive press coverage, The Monkey Puzzle Tree are looking forward to introducing more unique designs and artists to their collection over the coming year.
The Monkey Puzzle Tree was founded by Charlotte Raffo in 2017 after she realised that many incredibly talented artists did not have an outlet for their work. Each artist the company works with has their own very distinctive style. Artist Joel Weaver creates tiny precise pencil miniature drawings, and has previously worked with Damien Hirst and Ryan Gander. Printmaker Alexis Snell is well known for her stunning use of dark gothic imagery. Sarah Thornton uses vibrant watercolours to express her passion for life, and Sarah Jane Palmer creates unique and sometimes naughty designs with hidden secrets that may only be appreciated on a closer look!
The Monkey Puzzle Tree ensures that each artist retains their own identity and creative freedom, and by paying a generous royalty the company supports their artists to continue with their original work.
As well as challenging the ordinary through design, it’s important to The Monkey Puzzle Tree that all products are made to the highest standards by well established British manufacturers. All designs are kept in stock to ensure delivery can be made to meet the tightest of deadlines. Full technical specifications are also available for each product, many of which can pass standards such as the Crib 5 fire retardancy test and are suitable for commercial interiors and upholstery.
The name of the company comes from founder Charlotte’s fascination with the intriguing Monkey Puzzle tree which can live to over 1000 years old and has been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth. When Charlotte was born, her parents planted one in their garden, which grew with her, eventually producing small, baby trees at the same time that she had her two children.
By gaining inspiration from the art and artists themselves, without following trends, The Monkey Puzzle Tree creates designs that are timeless and suit both contemporary and period interiors whilst avoiding the traditional and mundane.
In this way they hope to contribute to an unforgettable interior that will last a lifetime.
Kate Watson-Smyth of the Mad About the House blog has been so supportive of small businesses.
Thanks very much to her for featuring us in her Small Business Shout Out as part of her new Design Storey edited interiors shop newsletter.