Justin Baddon (above right) is one half of the duo behind Moleta Munro, a contemporary design store in Edinburgh. He and wife Juliet Moleta launched this storehouse of innovative objects and lighting in 2007 and have since built up a reputation as the place to go for covetable European brands and up-and-coming designers.
Describe your shop Moleta Munro is a treasure trove of classic modern and contemporary design. We have an eclectic mix, from major manufacturers to smaller designer-makers.
To be in our shop a product must be… something that we would appreciate in our own home.
We love Edinburgh because… of the fabulous views, it is steeped in history and is easy to get around.
You know a design is a success when… it never goes out of production.
Why did you set up Moleta Munro? Juliet and I were looking for a lifestyle change that would allow us to relocate out of London. We both had backgrounds in different areas of design, but they found the perfect marriage in interiors.
What’s your favourite piece of design? Too hard to single it down to just one, but one thing that are definitely resonates with me is Hans Wegner’s Wishbone chair.
What music do you have on in the shop? Not as much as we had on a couple of weeks ago – someone stole my iPod from a Geneva sound system… Despite that, Plastic Beach by Gorillaz has been on almost daily.
In another life, you would be… an explorer.
What book is by your bed? The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch.
Describe the perfect weekend. Escaping to our bolt hole on Skye, or any time spent outdoors – camping, mountaineering, skiing or sailing, it’s all good.
Any claims to fame? I have trekked round the Himalayas at altitude.
Are you dancing? Always up for a boogie, but the last time I danced it was at a ceilidh!