Designs For Design Lovers Everywhere
Are you a design lover, or are you searching for a gift for someone who loves design?
If so, there is an extensive choice of stylish, contemporary products available from around the world, ideal for adding designs with a difference to your home, or giving the gift of great design.
With homewares and accessories from leading and emerging design-led brands all over the globe, there are sure to be items to suit many interests and decor styles, and to bring excellent design to any room of the house.
If, like us, you are enthusiastic about design, why not join us in discovering a selection of the most distinctive and influential modern design brands worldwide:
Great British Design
Many British brands are renowned around the world for their original, innovative and often quirky British designs.
Specialists in iconic designer timepieces, quintessentially British brand Newgate Clocks offers a range of wall clocks and alarm clocks including classic, vintage and retro inspired designs with a modern twist, plus stylish contemporary clocks reflecting the latest trends. Both visually impressive and designed to stand the test of time, some Newgate design classics are the Pluto Starburst, Brixton and Putney wall clocks.
A ‘dynamic design studio, with a distinctly British edge’, London based brand Magpie are known for their unusual collections of home accessories and gifts, featuring evocative, often nostalgic and vintage inspired designs. Design highlights from Magpie include the striking owl vases from their The Modern Home collection, bold and bright retro inspired Form vases and the recently introduced David Weidman collection, featuring designs from the American artist and animator’s highly collectable mid-century silkscreen prints and posters.
Scion is a contemporary British brand bringing its own unique identity to the world of interiors; the Scion Living collection features the charming and instantly recognisable Mr Fox, Spike The Hedgehog and Lintu Birds designs on colourful mugs, tableware, home decor and more.
Fiona Walker England’s decorative felt animal heads are unique British designs, guaranteed to turn heads and make a fun, modern statement on any wall. Classic designs include her Flamingo and Elephant animal heads, which continue to be sought after, while new designs are regularly added to the collection.
Danish & Scandinavian Design
An ever-popular choice for many modern homes and an ongoing interiors trend, Danish and Scandinavian designs are characterised by clean lines, minimal aesthetics and functionality.
Vita Copenhagen’s eye-catching light shades will bring sophisticated Scandi style to an interior. Vita is a relatively young company, rapidly becoming known for innovative lighting designs and original use of materials. Some of the most notable Vita designs include their Eos light shades, made from feathers, and their Silvia light shades, inspired by pine cones. Vita Copenhagen products often reflect current interiors trends, such as copper or gold.
Ferm Living combine an understated modern look with a touch of mid-century charm from their Scandinavian design background. They offer a variety of useful and decorative home accessories, including wall lights, plant pots, bedding and children’s room accessories.
Italian Design Houses
Italian designer homeware brands, often referred to as ‘design houses’ are famous worldwide for their forward thinking creativity and experimentation.
A number products from Italian brands have become widely regarded as design classics, for example ‘Italian Design Factory’ Alessi’s kettles. Timelessly modern designs, often with an eccentric or playful aspect, Alessi home and kitchen accessories are created in collaboration with leading designers around the world.
Seletti is another Italian design house with collections of products displaying strong imagination and artistry. From their stunning monkey lamps, which have been featured on popular television shows and adverts, to the quirky and humorous ‘Seletti Wears Toiletpaper’ collection, Seletti’s designs are sure to be talking points and will be much admired by design lovers.
Dutch Design is minimalist and highly innovative. Many distinctive designs and products have been introduced to the world by brands and designers from the Netherlands.
Karlsson Clocks are world-renowned Dutch specialists in contemporary clocks, with each of their designs displaying the brand’s signature simplicity and elegance. Karlsson wall, alarm and flip clocks make original additions to many homes and commercial environments.
Putting a modern twist on traditional design, Dutch brand Pols Potten have developed a cult following for their range of unusual decorative ceramics, colourful glassware and home decor. Each Pols Potten design is distinctly individual, while the designs are often also very much on trend.
For young design lovers, Dutch brand A Little Lovely Company’s designs will make everyday life a little more lovely. Transforming everyday children’s room accessories into unique creative pieces, their night lights, neon effect lights, string lights, mugs and money boxes are sure to raise a smile.
American Design Brands
Designers and brands from the USA have created some of the most original, pioneering and high quality home accessories available.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Paddywax are an industry leader in artisan home fragrances which are hand-poured, fragrance-infused and soy wax blended. Their distinctive home fragrance collections feature unique scents and unusual decorative holder designs. Sure to be appreciated for both their aromas and aesthetics, Paddywax candles and diffusers will make ideal gifts for almost any occasion and lovely additions to many interiors. A proudly American brand, Paddywax hope that their customers will experience a touch of southern hospitality through their designs.
Forlife teapots are another great design to have arisen from the USA. Established in LA, California in 1994 by Japanese ceramic designer and entrepreneur Masa Fujii, Forlife have a design philosophy of simplicity and functionality. The name Forlife stems from a belief that products should be practical for everyday living, timeless in style and durable enough to last for a lifetime. A perfect gift for design lovers who also love tea, Forlife teapots are available in a number of contemporary colourways from the bold and bright to the soft and subtle, and two different sizes.
Founded and based in Toronto, Umbra has now become a global design brand. Collaborations with designers from around the globe has resulted in a range which appeals to customers worldwide. Umbra reimagine everyday household objects in unusual ways; their range offers a myriad of practical and aesthetically pleasing products to enhance the modern home. Umbra’s designs include coat hooks, photo frames and even bins which combine form and function, adding style while saving space.
For design lovers everywhere, looking to treat themselves or searching for the perfect present, there is a wide variety of design-led home accessories from around the world, including a diverse selection at Hurn & Hurn.