Luxury fashion retailer MATCHESFASHION.COM launched a homeware studio in July 2018 to provide its customers with a select offering of high-end designer buys, ranging from table-top accessories and soft furnishings to home fragrance and decorative pieces.
“This season’s style goes beyond the wardrobe with our new homeware category,” says buying director Natalie Kingham. “From printed crockery at Gucci to Pendleton blankets at Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, we are reflecting a shift in mood to the home by curating a selection of luxury homeware from new and established brands.”
And this is just the start: the homeware category will expand as MATCHESFASHION.COM launches its new experiential retail space, 5 Carlos Place, in September 2018. Eventually, furniture and exclusive collections will be showcased in the Mayfair space, the brand’s second private townhouse in London.
Here are just some of the cutting-edge brands on offer at MATCHESFASHION.COM that you should look out for.
Price range: £130-£390
After graduating from Central Saint Martins, the London-based designer turned his hand first to interior design and then homewares, and he hasn’t looked back since. Vogue described him as “the interior design world’s 26-year-old wunderkind” and he has collaborated with everyone from Burberry to the Parker Palm Springs hotel in California. “The designs feature some of my favourite motifs: Classical faces, flowers, snakes, fish, Greek key patterns,” says Luke Edward Hall. “My work in general is very playful and colourful and with my ceramics I’m trying to bring a bit of fun to everyday household items like espresso cups, milk jugs and sugar bowls. They’re all handmade in Scotland and hand-painted by me.”
Price range: £220-£360
Creative consultancy Campbell-Rey was founded by friends Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey, who worked together as co-editors of Sweden’s Acne Paper before launching their own consultancy. Their work for the publication caught the eye of many brands who later queued up to work with the duo, including luxury crystalware maker Baccarat and furniture company Kartell. MATCHESFASHION.COM will be selling Campbell-Rey’s colourful Rosanna glassware collection, which is the result of a year-long collaboration with Laguna B, a Murano-based manufacturer.
Price range: £80-£530
American journalist and collector JJ Martin made a name for herself by establishing La DoubleJ, which went from being a shoppable magazine to a full lifestyle label. The Milanese brand launched its homeware collection Housewives at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2017, featuring vintage patterns that can be layered, mixed and matched to create a maximalist look.
Price range: £65-£1,520
L’Objet prides itself on being “both luxurious and functional”, producing pieces created by master craftsmen out of high-quality materials. The company draws on techniques that you’d often only find in fine jewellery, such as hand-setting hundreds of Swarovski crystals into an elaborate pattern. Some items are quite glam, but there are also pared-back, classic designs such as the chunky Cubisme and elegant Ionic collections.
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