I thought I was a winter devotee until the warmer weather kicked in last week and I felt a sudden rush of elation. With this elation, each year, comes the joy of decking my place out for spring. The balcony and outdoor zones are usually the first to get the once over, and some of these divine outdoor cushions from Moteef are just what the decor doctor ordered!
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Perth graphic designer Terri Ioannou is the talented creative behind the Moteef brand, which merges bold and graphic pattern with durable, polyester cushion covers – ideal for use outdoors and with 20 designs to choose from!
The idea for this colourful range of cushions came about almost by chance, back in 2012 when Terri was playing with her camera.
“I took a photo by accident that resulted in a bold colour blur,” Terri tells me. “I began orchestrating these random blurs and delighted in the fact that I never knew what was coming. I wanted to push them even further, so I began digitally manipulating them”.
What started as a desire to create soon turned into Terri’s first collection – the glorious colours and patterns you see on the cushions in this post. The whole ethos of the collection is to get people to linger longer, while creating an outdoor space that encourages discussion and a connection to vibrant colour.
I personally can’t get enough of these designs because I think an outdoor space is the one zone you can abandon all rules and go wild with hue. These patterns feel fresh and contemporary while giving a nod to a moroccan and middle eastern aesthetic, too. It’s another aspect of the design that really appeals to Terri – and each cushion has its own interesting name.
“Each design has a unique name that has been drawn from various languages including Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish and relates to the meaning of the dominant colour as it applies in colour theory,” Terri explains. “I wanted a relevant name but avoided English, as I wanted people to be drawn to the designs because of the way they felt and not because of what the name suggested”.
The cushion inserts are environmentally friendly (sourced from sustainable fibre-based products) and they’re non allergenic, antibacterial plus easy to clean. All in all they’re the perfect marriage of form and function, with an ethical, feel-good design story to boot!
Moteef Cushions are 43cm x 45cm double sided cushions, digitally printed 100% polyester (200gm). They’re mildew, stain and water resistant and are overlocked and finished with a nylon invisible zip. A unique design, made in Australia.
CLICK HERE to visit the Moteef website to explore the range further.
Moteef are currently offering a free insert for every 3 filled cushions purchased.