THE latest luxury styled tea service designed by British ceramist, Richard Brendon, will be sure to infuse verve and sophistication to your afternoon tea this autumn. Exquisitely hand-painted in matte black and burnished gold, the classy asymmetrical design in fine British bone china is crafted entirely by master decorators in Stoke-on-Trent. The Art Deco-inspired tea service is a new addition to Brendon’s Arc Collection, launched in 2015 at the London Design Fair which combines traditional British craftsmanship with dynamic contemporary styling.
Brendon, a keen advocate of the heritage craft industry says, “I am passionate about British craftsmanship and I am committed to producing products that are the best they can be.” The designer is inspired by ceramics from the past, including the work of twentieth century designers, Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper.
Brendon researches historical design elements and reinterprets them in surprising and innovative ways. In collaboration with “cult pattern pioneers”, Patternity, Brendon created the eye-catching Warp & Reason, a jazzy tea set design with concentric profiling in warped Regency stripes. The designer’s highly individual collection, Reflect caters for “orphaned” saucers which Brendon tracks down himself from British antique markets. Each vintage saucer is paired with a hand-crafted mirror cup to reflect its delicate pattern.
A member of Walpole the exclusive alliance of luxury British brands, Richard Brendon also supplies restaurants, hotels and bespoke pieces for private clients. The Arc Collection is available from numerous retailers worldwide including Liberty, The Conran Shop and Bergdorf Goodman.
by Miranda Charalambous
Richard Brendon, Studio 41, Walters Workshops, 249 -251 Kensal Road, London, W10 5DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8962 8924
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