LUXURY accessories brand, Rae Feather, has been named as a Walpole 2018 Brand of Tomorrow, the organisation’s flagship development programme. Through this programme Walpole, the body for the British luxury industry, selects 12 innovative British luxury brands to be part of a year-long programme of workshops and mentoring, helping to develop their business skills and foster their growth. This is achieved through a pairing system, wherein each brand is partnered with an experienced UK luxury executive from whom they receive a year of personal mentoring and one-to-one coaching.
The transference of skills and the growth of mutually beneficial relationships within the luxury industry are the core aims of the Brands of Tomorrow scheme. Its objectives are not limited to Britain and the luxury sector either, but instead are aimed at helping the wider business economy to prosper.
Rae Feather’s brand ethos is grounded in the idea of bringing joy to the simply things in life. They are well-known around the world for their woven baskets and clutches, for which they offer the addition of hand painted, monogrammed initials.
The Brands of Tomorrow programme is now in its 11th year, with some of its graduates including Orlebar Brown, Charlotte Olympia, Nyetimber, Bremont and Emilia Wickstead, while past mentors include senior executives from Selfridges, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Harrods and Oliver Sweeney.
by Daisy Sewell
SAVOIR BEDS, British luxury bed designers have partnered with Madeline Weinrib to create a unique masterpiece. The renowned American interior and fabric designer Weinrib is known for her exceptional aesthetics and bold patterns. As an established painter she aims at producing limited, carefully crafted pieces of art that simultaneously enhance and blend in with their surroundings.
The Harlech 09 – Savoir Beds X Madeline Weinrib
Savoir Beds have remained the leaders of indulgent sophistication in bed making ever since the company’s inception in 1905. The essentially British brand pride themselves on their expertly artisanal production – every step of the process of creation of their frames as well as mattresses is based on hand craftsmanship of their specialists. They became members of Walpole, the UK body that promotes British luxury brands
The Harlech 09 – Savoir Beds X Madeline Weinrib
The collaboration of such expert creators has resulted in an exceptional product. The Harlech 09 consists of a grand headboard which has been upholstered in Weinrib’s Bara Black & Hazelnut fabric. Coupled with the understated dark frame and a lower slim base, the new design is both modern and classic.
by Magda McCrimmon
The Harlech 09 can be recreated with the help of Savoir’s showroom teams. Full details are available on their website
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.
Richard Brendon, Arc Lifestyle Teaware © Richard Brendon
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.
Richard Brendon, NW RB Stoke 51 © Richard Brendon
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
Front page image: Richard Brendon, Arc Lifestyle 1 © Richard Brendon
Bridle hide red zipped curved wallet with key strap
BRITISH luxury leather goods brand Ettinger is launching three new zipped wallets and a six-hook key case in three of its existing collections – the classic and best-selling Bridle Hide Collection, the new Saint Crispin Collection named in honour of the patron saint of cobblers and leather workers and the vibrant Sterling Collection – inspired by the colours of the four British bank notes.
Sterling orange zipped wallet with eight card slots
The six-hook key case replaces Ettinger’s previous four-hook key case, to allow more keys to be carried as lifestyles evolve and aimed to be a secure and reliable solution to never misplacing one’s keys. The new case has six key hooks, as well as two internal and one external card slot and a zipped compartment for loose change inside the case.
Bracken and Eggshell six hook key case
The new case comes in a choice of eight Bridle Hide Collection colours (black, nut, havana, green, petrol blue, navy, red and London tan), four Sterling Collection colours (orange, red, turquoise and purple) and the two Saint Crispin colour combinations (bracken and egg shell and deep sea & dry stone), and so there are a total of 14 colour options to choose from. The key case is retailing at £120 for the Bridle Hide & Sterling and at £135 for the Saint Crispin. Ettinger was established in 1934 and is a member of the Walpole group. the prestigious organisation that represents and promotes UK luxury brands.
by Jane Dale
Visit the Ettinger ecommerce site here