Here at Maison Numen we adore nothing more than getting away from our busy lives and experiencing new, exciting places with our eyes wide open, our senses fully receptive and smiles plastered across our faces. It is this passion for exploration and learning, alongside a love for meaningful objects and tasteful decor, which inspired us to establish Maison Numen, and we never miss an opportunity to set out on new adventures to source beautiful, handmade pieces from faraway lands. Each of our collections is the result of such trips, and we hope to continue doing what we do this new year!
It this passion for travel that connected us with our latest guest curator, Alice Tate. Born and raised in Manchester, England, Alice’s parents fed her love for travel from a young age with wild overseas adventures whenever possible. She pursued this passion during her studies in fashion design, during which she interned at a number of prestigious fashion magazines in both New York and Sydney. Since graduating Alice has been based in London: working at the head offices of the gorgeous The Hoxton hotel chain; running marathons; decorating her newly bought South London home and travelling whenever she gets a chance.
When abroad, Alice is always on the lookout for new pieces to bring back: interesting, unique objects with a story which can decorate her home. As a result, her house is full of beautiful and significant pieces from around the world, all different yet all linked through her impeccable taste and her ongoing narrative. This passion for collecting meaningful pieces reminded us of our own work, and we were thus very excited to collaborate with Alice on this forthcoming collection.
Copenhagen is my favorite city - I love its style - so I had to include the poured plate. It works wonderfully with my mid-century modern furniture, too.
I’ve never seen anything like Ikuko Iwamoto’s Dotted Sake Set - it’s so unique - and it really worked with my color scheme. Home is not very colorful - I work with a Scandinavian palette - so it’s nice to include some color accents.