Experience a unique mix of art, homewares, and design pieces in Tighes Hill
Photography courtesy of Peter Graf
It’s been almost two years since we dropped by the Tighes Hill lifestyle space and my goodness hasn’t things changed for Nina and her creative space; MiiO.
The German-born, Aussie-raised artist and interior stylist Nina Battley is the brains behind MiiO and has incorporated her love of all things art, interior, and design into the space.
“I wanted to have my own little business that had everything to do with being creative and being an artist. Being very passionate about interior design, MiiO is pushing all of my passions together,” Nina said.
Officially opening their doors at the end of 2018, MiiO has been a passion project for Nina ever since she arrived in Newcastle back in 2012. With her incredible career in art, spanning over twenty years, MiiO reflects everything that makes Nina, well, Nina!
Celebrating almost three years in business, MiiO expanded and has almost double the amount of original floor space and continues to focus on unique and functional design. With a belief in choosing pieces that are an investment into your home, shoppers can expect to find lifetime pieces of joy.
“Well made, well thought through, clever and practical design.”
The store is filled with nothing but passion, happy colours, homewares, small furniture items, jewellery pieces by local Newcastle artists and never-ending gift ideas. The brands and designers’ shoppers can explore are from all around the world, including Australia!
From exquisite paintings and sculptures to unique kitchenware, bath, bed and tableware; MiiO’s range even expands into jewellery, fashion, cushions, books, bags, and so much more. One thing shoppers can be certain of – you won’t find her products anywhere else in Newcastle.
Tighes Hill is continuing to boom with of course Praise Joe Urban Pantry just up the road, as is the creative space that is SMAC Studio. Just opposite MiiO you’ll find the coolest hair salon, Unravel and right next door to branding and design agency, February!
Whilst MiiO may be located a short distance away from the main streets, the space is a destination store well worth making the trip for. Unlike anything else in Newcastle, MiiO boasts eclectic quirkiness with a focus on form and function.
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm (or by appointment), lovers of unique one-off pieces with a creative edge need to pencil in a date to swing by for a visit to Nina’s MiiO.