WAFFLE Design is the London based studio of Ciara McGarrity specialising in hand finished soft furnishings. Using exceptional materials WAFFLE creates homewares for projects large and small, residential and commercial. Combining a passion for textiles with expertise in made to measure curtains, blinds and furnishing fabrics.
WAFFLE's own homeware range presents a timeless aesthetic, all embroidered by hand in small batches using a single needle and coloured yarns. Understated simplicity with subtle pops of colour and variations on detail make each hand finished piece unique. Cushions and throws are made in London and WAFFLE rugs are handwoven by skilled craftsmen in North East India.
Ciara returned to study Soft Furnishings as a mature student at Sir John Cass Department of Art Media & Design following an inspirational trip to India in 2008. Managing bespoke furnishing projects at Liberty London shaped her knowledge of fabrics and approach to textiles in Interiors. Ciara went on to design the first WAFFLE homeware products on a quiet week in August 2012 which launched on the shelves of Folklore, Islington a month later. Products have since been stocked with Toast, Holly's House, Skandium, Amara and independent stores around the world.
Ciara continues to explore the potential of patterns through collaborations and commissions nurturing a love for working directly with others to create one off textile pieces to cherish.