THE FINEST DESIGN AT HARRODS
There’s something a little Alice in Wonderland about the signature chequerboard design of Mackenzie-childs’ latest cookware collection. As it happens, the tableware and furniture brand is based at a somewhat whimsical Victorian farm that mirrors the era and ambience of the novel (albeit in the New York enclave of Finger Lakes). There, for the past 30 years, its designers and artisans have been crafting fun, original ceramics, enamelware and glassware that will lend any dinner – or tea – party the sort of eccentricity that Harrods likes to encourage.
Entertaining at Home, Second Floor, Harrods
THORNBACK & PEEL
When Juliet Thornback was introduced to Delia
Peel in 2003, Thornback was a florist, Peel a theatre designer. Sensing a shared fascination for the eccentric, they began collaborating on various creations. Today, based out of the Cockpit Arts design collective in London’s Bloomsbury, their range of kitchenware and tableware spans placemats and coasters, aprons and tea towels – all of which have found a natural home within Harrods’ own rather eclectic Cookshop.
Cookshop, Second Floor, Harrods LAGO
When it comes to quirky design, it doesn’t come much quirkier than concept brand Lago. The Italian label may be able to trace its heritage back to the 19th century, but its outlook is thoroughly forward-looking – hence the “scientific committee” it assembled to consult on its Kids & Young collection, and the resultant manifesto it has published on the design of children’s furniture. If that sounds a little worthy, fear not; essentially it all makes for a rather clever use of space fusing imagination and education, with the flexible approach meaning the focus is always on the former.
Lago, Third Floor, Harrods
PETITE FRITURE AND GUBI
At Harrods, we aim to showcase the best of design by curating collections from the finest brands. Petite Friture and Gubi are two such brands that take a similarly collaborative approach. By commissioning pieces from independent young designers, Petite Friture (above) has assembled a vibrant range, while Gubi focuses on reimagining designs from the past. The result? The perfect blend of classic and contemporary.
Contemporary Lighting and Contemporary Furniture, Third Floor, Harrods