I love looking around other people’s houses. I’m a bit of a nosy parker but in most cases, it’s a great way to learn more about the person behind the design. And it can often be surprising.
Take Sebastian Conran. I was lucky enough to be invited to his house recently to see all the gorgeous new homewares he’s designed (more of which later). What I was expecting was cool, clean design. While there was some of that, there was far more besides. Check out this statement mirror.
And his functional but beautiful painted kitchen, complete with open shelving, lots of pans and a huge range cooker.
As you can see, there’s a serious eclectic vibe besides the design classics. Rather than being showroom perfect, the feel is warm and welcoming. And I think a lot of that thinking translates to his new Universal Expert collection, below.
But all this sleek design doesn’t happen by accident. Sebastian spends months making prototypes and really thinking through the practicalities. And while he can now do some using a 3D printer, he still has some of the carved originals…
Simple, stylish and well made, I have a serious crush on some of these kitchen tools – even in their 3D printer form!
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