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Helen Moulinos is the co-founder and creative director of the Walthamstow-based Space 1a Design pattern and print studio featuring contemporary animal and insect prints and sustainable production methods. Her work is “inspired by nature with respect for nature”. Space 1a Design was set up in 2011 to celebrate curious contemporary design and promote sustainable production.  The award-winning home collection is inspired by the natural world and  includes giftware, wallpaper, cushions, lampshades, ceramics, furniture and kitchen accessories. An independent design business which is family-owned and run from our studio located in the vibrant East London Walthamstow community in the former headquarters of a British Toy company.
Space 1a uses sustainable materials and local manufacturers and suppliers wherever possible, doing our bit to protect the environment and keep artisan skills alive in Britain. The products within this collection are made locally in the United Kingdom & Sweden using eco-friendly materials such as Organic Cotton, Phthalate-Free laminated Cotton and FSC-Certi¬ed Wood and sustainable manufacturing methods. The conversation-starting designs are vibrant, contemporary and sustainable respecting the environments, animal habitats and economies the products and raw materials are sourced from. We do not mass produce our products and take great care to work with partners who mirror our values and sustainable ethos. Our lampshades are still handmade in our East London studio - hand cut, rolled and made to order.
Space 1a launched its' original collection at the East London Design Show in 2011. In 2012, Space 1a Design was featured as part of Charlotte Abraham's Spotted curated New Designer showcase which celebrates Best of British emerging design.
In 2013, Space 1a Design chosen by Oliver Heath, TV Presenter and Eco Champion, as The Best New Eco Product at Top Drawer in London. Oliver Heath  who judged the category commented: “SPACE 1a products are clean, contemporary, yet fun and also just a little quirky. Their graphic style suggests an inspiration from nature, and their care and attention to detail in production shows that they respect nature and the wider environment.” Grand Designs magazine in 2014 described us as "a brand that should definitely be on your radar".
We are committed to sustainable eco-conscious local production which respects the economies, communities and environments our products are made in. We proudly work with a network of 25 British suppliers and 1 Swedish manufacturer to produce our sustianable collections and will continue to do so for the future.
We proudly sell our imaginative products to customers and design shops and our products are regularly featured in British and International Press leading trends in Home and Gift. Passion for our products and respect for the world around us motivate us every day to deliver high quality colourful products to our customers.

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Biog as provided for City Showcase in 2016

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City Showcase: Soho Flea Market 2012
Sunday 27.05.2012
ESM 2016 Saturday
Saturday 16.07.2016
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