Miranda Moreira hopes to add that extra pop to your living room. The owner of Bride & Wolfe, she produces distinctive and vibrant objects for the home inspired by art and popular culture. These include graphic art pieces that are made from mirror, enamel, and powder-coated steel; all characterized by modern forms and a bold sense of color.
“I’m so visual, seeing colors and patterns whilst food shopping can be as inspiring as looking through art books or surfing the net,” said Moreira, talking about her varied sources of inspiration in an interview with the Little Citizens Boutique Blog. “I’ve become more nostalgic since I’ve become a mum, and my childhood in St Kilda is hugely influential- panel vans, hot summers on the beach, icypoles and Oz rock!”
But like most independent designers, it took Moreira some time to get to where she is today. Based in Melbourne, after studying Fine Arts, she lived and worked in Paris for six years. Establishing the Bride & Wolfe brand on her return to Melbourne, she sought to bring together her passion for art and European craftsmanship with the youthful irreverence of Australian culture.
Launched in 2005, her brand specializes in limited edition, hand-finished home pieces paying particular attention to design and materials. The ranges are designed in Australia and made in small quantities in collaboration with local Melbourne makers.
“I try to be aware of living in the present and enjoying each day, even the harder ones,” says Moreira.Take a look at some of her unique designs below: