The Curious Department

A treasure trove of playful eccentricity, with a small dose of high drama. The Curious Department is a London-based design studio and online boutique that specialises in the creation of unique gifts and unusual homewares, including limited edition art, ethical taxidermy, decorative soft furnishings, fine bone china tableware and award-winning stationery, all proudly made in the UK. Propelled by the notion of transformation, The Curious Department’s passion is to take the under appreciated aesthetics found in nature, and transform them into unexpected mesmerising objects of beauty. In a world where interior mediocrity is mass produced, and design blandness comes neatly flatpacked, The Curious Department strives to embrace the eccentricity of clutter, clashes and the uncommon, with a splash of opulence and dash of art deco. Everything you find in The Curious Department is handmade in the UK, using British-sourced materials and local expertise where possible. As seen in The Independent, Evening Standard, Period Living, Homes & Antiques, Mad About The House and more.

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Workers are paid a living wage; no child labour or human trafficking is involved in the production of the collection; the factory is compliant with all local environmental regulations.

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Hides or textiles in this collection are sourced as a by-product of the food industry, population control of wild animals, and/or free-range farming.

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This collection is entirely made in the designer’s studio and/or by an artisan collective of fewer than 10 people.

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The products in this collection are made with at least 50% recycled or upcycled materials.

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