The House of Portmeirion and Spode hosted an introduction for some of their latest launches in London recently.
Featuring an impressive showcase of Artisanne Noir – the latest Portmeirion collection from Sara Miller – guests were treated to a stunning tablescape inspired by the exotic but relaxed style of dining from Morocco and the Middle East. With four different mix and match patterns – Bohemia, Lotus, Paisley, and Mandala – Artisanne Noir has been designed to work as a cohesive table yet each pattern is equally as striking on its own. The monochrome collection is embellished with gold detailing.
Staying with Portmeirion, Lavandula from Sophie Conran, a gorgeous ode to spring, was also highlighted, as were line extensions with napkins and a table runner boasting the same fresh motif.
The Spode brand, meanwhile, has plenty to talk about. First and foremost, an exciting new collaboration with the iconic Morris & Co brand – a glorious nod to both maximalism and country chic with a very on-trend colour palette. Designed to be mixed and matched, the collection is also bolstered with a range of linens. Eleanor Tyerman, senior licensing designer for Sanderson Design Group which manages the Morris & Co brand, was also on-hand to answer any questions guests had about the collaboration between these two iconic British brands.
Fittingly, Spode is celebrating King Charles III’s Coronation with a commemorative collection. The pieces are decorated with leaves and scrolls taken from archive patterns intertwined with roses, shamrocks, thistles, and daffodils to create a beautiful border. There is a commemorative earthenware plate along with a mug, teapot, sugar bowl, cream jug, teabag tidy and coaster – everything you might need for an afternoon tea to celebrate the Coronation on 6 May.
Staying with the Spode brand, Creatures of Curiosity has patterns inspired by Spode’s design archives from the Victorian era is paired with animal print for a truly maximalist table. There are lots of supporting linens and accessories with this particular assortment.