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2- Home Interior Trends curated by Claire Phillips-Stanford
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Enamelware: not just for camping
There is no sign of unstoppable invasion of traditional homewares on the market ending as this sentimental trend is set to continue way into unforeseeable future. Iconic enamelware leads the movement having gained cult status and symbolising the heritage trend. The vintage designs and material hold enormous relevance in the current social climate where the desire for longevity and classic design prevails. The only link some products have with the modern world would be the varied colour palette you now have to choose from to the prints applied, as seen at Blodwen where of historical Welsh folk patterns added to the fine wares and printed measurements feature at Objects of Use. Stores such as Labour and Wait are defined by these traditional values and have highlighted the necessity to stop and evaluate the function of even the simplest of household objects.
UP & COMING : Rachel Powell
A show-stopping lamp will put the finishing touches to any room and these vintage 60′s and 70′s ones definitely fit the bill. A lot of time and effort goes into the creation of Rachel Powell’s mid century inspired designs. The bases are sourced, re wired, and finished with a chocolate brown fabric cable. The customer selects an etched veneer shade from the series in Walnut or Cherry and once added they are looking at their very own unique piece with timeless style. Prices range from £130 – £220.
Following her success at New Designers in 2011 Rachel Powell will return to exhibit at the show launching her new homeware range in the ‘One Year On’ Part 2 section. Whilst focusing on the etched veneers she had become associated with she began to pine for print resulting in the new additions of hand printed wallpaper and tea towels to the collection. An exciting year lies ahead for Rachel as she embarks on the design circuit promoting her work; I wish her the best of luck, though I know she is not going to need it.