Close up of one of the coasters with a hand touching it

Problem Statement

How do we spark interaction within a family setting, such as between an aging grandfather and a young child who’s distracted by her digital devices? Can an ordinary object be elevated to an art form, a special ‘talking piece’, exuding a unique story and warm-feeling qualities that transcends ages and relationships in a home?

Proposed Solution

Muddy Charles Classic Coasters are functional art based on the Danish philosophy of ‘Hygge’ (pronounced hue-gah) – living a healthy, cozy life with simple and warm things in a good atmosphere. Multiple layers of sustainably-sourced native hardwood are individually hand-dyed, rubbed, and finished to produce dramatic three-dimensional topographic effects. We handcraft premium coasters that not only tell a powerful story of Bostonians’ way of living along the Charles River, but also blend with every day’s morning, afternoon, and night rituals to offer loved ones their own peaceful spaces. Complement your home with a Muddy.

About the Product:

Muddy Charles Classic Coasters are functional art based on the Danish philosophy of ‘Hygge’ (pronounced hue-gah) – living a healthy, cozy life with simple and warm things in good atmosphere. Multiple layers of sustainably-sourced native hardwood are individually hand-dyed, rubbed, and finished to produce dramatic 3D topographic effects. We handcraft premium coasters that not only tell a powerful story of Bostonians’ way of living along the Charles River, but also blend with every day’s morning, afternoon, and night rituals to make you find your own ‘Hygge’ in every moment. Complement your home with a Muddy.