Royal Doulton’s Olio Collection – designed by London duo Barber Osgerby – is being relaunched for spring 2021, now boasting new colours and styles.
Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have worked in partnership with Royal Doulton to update the popular 14-piece collection which was first introduced in 2015.
Designed for daily use, Olio is an eclectic range of functional ceramic tableware pieces including sustainable wooden serveware and stainless-steel cutlery – all designed to be mixed and matched. Pieces can be used individually as curated objects or combined to create a set.
The range comes in a colour palette of graphic black, timeless white and new celadon blue.
Olio offers a combination of materials and finishes with both glazed and unglazed details.
Perfect for enjoying favourite everyday meals, each tableware and drinkware piece is crafted from porcelain, some with an exposed base detail, and all beautifully finished with Royal Doulton heritage interlocking D symbol impress and Barber Osgerby design impress mark to the base.
“Working with Barber Osgerby on the new Olio update has been an absolute pleasure. The designers’ precision and attention to detail is outstanding, perfecting the shapes with refinements and a new celadon blue colourway. As a result of this, we have a collection that not only reflects people ́ s desires to create their own eclectic styled table, but also offers a contemporary design drawing inspiration from Royal Doulton’s London roots,” says Dik Delaney, design director, Royal Doulton.
“When we set out to design the Olio Collection, we wanted to create pieces that work with how people live and use their tableware. People don’t really have just one set of tableware in their cupboard – they might buy a jug from this place and some plates from that place and some glasses from a trip to Italy, or wherever it might be. So people actually have curated collections of things that work well together,” adds Edward Barber, designer, Barber Osgerby.
“What we created is a collection of pieces that can work together with the pieces you might already have in your home, or, you can buy the whole Olio set. This new update to Olio has let us revisit some of the elements of the collection that we wanted to focus on and refine, just perfecting the form of the pieces. We also wanted to really highlight the materials – we have embraced the tactility of the ceramic and paired back the glazes as well as updated the colours,” continues Jay Osgerby, designer, Barber Osgerby.