Bright new homeware for Spring

Monday, 9 March 2015  |  SBC Shops

Jonna Saarinen

Finnish textile designer and Central Saint Martins College & Royal College of Art graduate Jonna Saarinen’s work combines influences from Nordic nature and memories of times gone by, brought together in a range of interior items developed by hand drawing, mark making and screen printing. 

Since her graduation from the Royal College in the summer 2011, Jonna has launched her self titled homeware label and also worked on several freelance design projects and collaborations, including co-designing a women’s & children’s wear collection with the Design Laboratory at the Innovation Centre of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.


Jonna currently works as a textile designer and a screen printer at her studio in south London. Her Hundreds & Thousands collection celebrates all the possible miss matching styles, over printing, everything seaside, inspired by the natural beauty and colour palette of the Finnish coast, where she grew up. The pieces are made from high quality sustainable materials such a Scandinavian birch wood uses for the trays and 100% linen teatowels.

Southbank Centre Shops have chopping boards, coaster sets, teatowels, breakfast and condiment trays from the range in a selection of colourways. See them all here.

Chopping Board, £29   Coaster Sets, £18    Teatowels, £10


Ella Doran

Southbank Centre Shops have stocked a number of Ella Doran's photography based homeware ranges including the 'Bikes' range, retro music inspired 'Sevens' and 'Portable' and 'Stacks and Stripes' and now the colourful 'Rekki in Reykjayvik.'

Drawing inspiration from the world around her, at home or abroad, Ella Doran creates new designs every season for her portfolio of home accessories and furnishing. Ella insists on using high-quality materials that enhance the meaning of her designs, which often play with cultural icons and associations.

The latest range 'Rekki in Reykjayvik' features photographs of vivid coloured Reykjayvik bulidings on placemats, coasters, teatowels, cushions, chopping boards and mugs. See it all here.

Coaster Set, £21  Teatowel, £14


Kangan Arora

Kangan Arora is a contemporary textile designer and freelance photographer from the plains of North India, now at home in North London. Her work draws inspiration from vibrant Indian street culture and life on the highways to create beautiful, striking, handcrafted products for the home. She maintains a strongly rooted heritage to local crafts and materials; combining screen-printing with traditional hand embroidery and appliqué.

Kangan's textiles have recently been showcased at the V&A Museum, Milan Trienniale, Design Museum as well as here at Southbank Centre, where we are featuring soft furnishings in the 'Prism' and Pachikari prints.

Yellow/Blue Prism Cushion, £48  Turquoise/Mint Pachikari Cushion, £48


RICE is a Danish homewares and accessories company known for their colourful melamine and hand glazed tableware. The company was founded in late 1998 with designs inspired by the recent past that feature lots of detail and a ‘rosy-tinted’ approach.’

The company have a big heart and strong social ethics, supporting Global Compact, and we are the first Scandinavian company certified by the SA8000 standard, based on our projects with suppliers around the world.

Rice's homely objects are fun and functional, using retro style prints on durable and practical melamine. The 'Poetry' range and features a Flamingo and Flower print background with motifs featuring peacocks, cats and flamingos on plates, cups and bowls. See it here.

Poetry Print Plates, £10 each Coral, Aqua, Turquoise, Yellow.


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