HOT IN HOMEWARE
More and more of our favourite companies are branching out into home accessories. Visit these three today for perfect pieces
1& OTHER STORIES ATELIER
H&M’S well-heeled sister shop sells cool-and-colourful clothes, an aesthetic that we are delighted to see translated into desk gadgets and gifts for the home. While the Paris and Stockholm flagships have their own collections, all stores worldwide now have an ‘atelier’ purveying elegant essentials. Top picks Leather portfolio carriers (£35), gold-clad stork scissors (£17) and brass desk tidies (£25; stories.com)
2 TAT E EDIT
Down in the basement of Tate Modern’s Boiler House, this terrific store proves museum shops aren’t just for postcards and books. The gallery’s very cool director, Frances Morris, has chosen objects for the home, along with other Tate staff members and Jasper Morrison, whose designs discreetly furnish the new Switch House. Top picks As well as Morrison’s ‘Rotary’ tray (£35) and ‘Cork Family’ stool for Vitra (£350), you can’t miss Damien Hirst’s ‘Pharmacy Gold’ wallpaper (£685 per ten-metre roll) or the subtler but charming ‘Sunnyside’ cushion, designed by Eleanor Pritchard and woven in Wales (£125; tate.org.uk/tateedit).
3 VITRA ‘ HOME ACCESSORIES’ IN SELFRIDGES
Remarkably, this is the Swiss design powerhouse’s first dedicated UK shop for its growing accessories line. Located on the fourth floor of the London department store, the space was designed by German firm Studio Besau Marguerre and is, as you might expect, immaculately ordered thanks to the Vitra retail shelving system ‘Kado’ (selfridges.com). Top picks The ‘Nuage’ vases by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec ( below, from £109 each), jolly ‘Dot’ pillows (£79) and blankets (£169) by Hella Jongerius.