New tableware collection from Sue Pryke
Sue Pryke has just unveiled a new tableware collection that she will be showing at two London venues this month - Tent and Decorex.
I met Sue through a mutual friend at Interiors UK a couple of years ago and afterwards realised that she was the designer of the tableware we use every day at home - Ikea's classic 365+ collection. The range received a Swedish Design Award when launched in 1995 and nearly twenty years on it's still in production.
The new collection is "inspired by the everyday and the ordinary" says Sue. "The interactions we have with objects, details and preferences that reflect the intuitive decisions we all make on a daily basis when choosing which cup to take from the cupboard for tea."
"I wanted to create a collection of objects that sit comfortably in the home, that aren't awkward, audacious or tricky to use or care for, but are familiar, have fluency and sit effortlessly."
Working with small factories and makers across the UK she has developed a series of tableware in a variety of materials - from pure white bone china, to terracotta, spun pewter from Sheffield and English oak, ash, beech and walnut - all united by a simple and understated aesthetic.
I'm coveting them aleady.
Sue will be exhibiting at Tent London from 19-22 September, at Decorex from 22-25 September and at the British Ceramic Biennial in Stoke on Trent from 28 September - 10 October 2013.