Experience a unique mix of art, homewares, and design pieces in Tighes Hill
Photography courtesy of Peter Graf
MiiO continues its journey and passion by celebrating good design. Over the years, MiiO has grown by bringing on more amazing makers, designers, and brands with each piece selected for its thoughtful design, functionality, and colour.
The tactile store comes complete with so many different textures and pieces, all of which complement each other in the same space – creating a unique curated collection of in-store goods.
The German-born 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. MiiO has a bit of a gallery vibe because every piece is honoured through the way it is displayed.
The MiiO philosophy is surrounded by the idea that what you buy for your home should be an investment that you treasure and keep.
“MiiO store is a dream come true for me. I have always been so passionate and inspired by interior design. There is nothing in MiiO store that I wouldn’t put in my own house.
“Everything I order I love, which gives me such joy and creative stimulation. I am very lucky to be working with so many creative brains, who are behind all these great brands, makers, and designers,” 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 on everything that makes Nina, well, Nina!
“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 over 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 is the 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 10am-2pm (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.