To celebrate the launch of new design and architecture magazine, enki, we asked Editor, Charlotte Coward-Williams, to pick her favourite pieces from our SS18 collection. You better be quick!
1. Vandelli armchair
“This chair reminds me of 1930s glamour but without being flashy in any way. The emerald colourway is just perfect for the design, which looks both smart and tailored, but really comfortable at the same time. It works as a stand alone piece or could be teamed with sofas of varying styles. The colourway would look great with a brass edged coffee table. I also like it as it’s a classic that will still look just as good in ten years.”
2. Moxley bamboo ceiling light
“This light will surely become a classic as it is perfectly proportioned and has a wonderful natural texture. The great thing is how adaptable it is to different styles and locations. I think I was probably particularly drawn to is as it really took me back to a light that my parents had over the dining table in the 1970s, so it reminds me of happy times eating good food with family in low level and relaxed lighting. This would look stunning in an off-black painted dining space hanging low over the table to create soft task light.”
3. Pinya table set
“My father was a professional artist and often swapped work with other artists and crafts people. The Pinya plates remind me of some of the work of some really eminent designer makers. Again, they are beautifully proportioned and organic in form and have a timeless quality. They feel like they could be handmade.”
4. Posy black vase
“This is bang up to date and completely of the moment. It would work well teamed with a pale rose pink backdrop. I love it’s simplicity and the texture.”
5. Irko Chair
“With all the terrible weather we’ve had this winter it is uplifting to think about lazy summer days spent outside and this chair fits that dream. Often overlooked in the style stakes outdoor furniture can be cool and this really makes a statement. Choosing black for outdoors works well with stone and both silvery greens of lavenders (often used in terrace areas as fragrant edging) or against bright lime greens of lush planting.”
6. Hetti Upholstered bed
“I love the elegant simplicity of this design. If you’re looking for hotel chic in your bedroom, the Hetti bed is a smart centrepiece to the room with a buttoned headboard giving a sense of soft luxury. The price is amazing as it looks much more expensive. It’s also an incredibly adaptable piece which works with both traditional and contemporary styling. I love the colour!” Stay tuned – this bed is coming soon.
7. Brennan Shelving unit
“Display shelving is such an important part of room design, and here is a piece that is both highly functional and beautiful. It looks really strong with good proportions. I particularly love the juxtoposition of the round poles with the strong horizontal lines of the five shelves.”
7. Simson Jug
“This is my favourite thing of the season. A simple unpretentious white jug with a beautiful shape. I love that it’s both decorative and useful and the two sizes can be used as a pair as display items on a shelf. Both would work well with just one sprig of blossom or a single piece of foliage casually placed inside.”
8. Curve Rug & Cushion
“These are also favourites of mine. With Picasso overtones they strike an intelligent note that will lift any scheme.”
If that’s has you buzzing for a spring-summer home update, check out our new arrivals for more must-have pieces.