The idea for The Monkey Puzzle Tree came about when our founder, Charlotte Raffo, was chatting to an artist friend about how to put her designs onto fabrics. With a background in textile design, Charlotte realised in that moment that she could establish a new way of creating textiles and wallcoverings – one that put the artist at the heart of the process. And so the concept of The Monkey Puzzle Tree was born.
What's different about us is that every single one of our designs starts with an original piece of art. This means that when you buy one of our luxury fabrics or wallpapers, you're bringing a unique artwork into your home. And for our artists, this means their creativity is supported via the generous royalty we pay.
Filmed on our first birthday in 2018 watch this video to see Sarah Thornton and Charlotte explain how it all began: