Mud celebrates 25 years
2019 marks Mud Australia’s 25th year. We kicked off the celebrations with two beautiful events in the US – in LA & NY. The LA event was held in the mid-century Garcia House, designed by the American Modernist John Lautner.
This mid-century Hollywood Hills classic home, generously provided by John McIllwee (Mud Australia lover), created the perfect atmosphere to celebrate our quarter of a century milestone.
Fiona McCarthy of WISH Magazine, in a piece published on the evening, said ‘[Founder Shelley Simpson] hosted a spectacular dinner in honour of the leading handmade porcelain brand’s 25th anniversary and its Los Angeles store’s first anniversary. Together with Garcia House’s owner, John McIlwee, Simpson welcomed a small gathering of West Coast press and friends to revel in the beauty of the house’s sweeping 11m vaulted ceilings and sensitively restored mid-century details (including the glass window panels that have afforded it another nickname, the Rainbow House), and a table elegantly laid with a mix of Mud Australia bowls and plates in the brand’s signature pared-back pastel shades.’
All photos by Stefanie Keenan