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Olio tableware collection by Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton

Available from this month Barber and Osgerby's new Olio tableware collection for Royal Doulton is part of a series of collaborations with artists and designers commissioned to mark the brand's 200th anniversary.

The name 'Olio' meaning 'a miscellaneous collection of things' reflects the designers' intention that the individual pieces should be mismatched but work harmoniously together.

The collection includes cutlery, platters and chopping boards, alongside jugs, bowls, plates, mugs and teapots in soft neutrals, terracotta, black and white.

The designs are distinctive but at the same time will sit comfortably alongside existing pieces in the home.

We set out to design a tableware range of eclectic shapes, materials and textures. The collection is reminiscent of timeless found objects that have their roots in the manmade. We imagine people will use the range in an ad hoc way and enjoy combining it with existing pieces. This concept moves away from the idea of buying a set of matching tableware.
— Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Olio collection by Barber and Osgerby for Royal Doulton
Olio collection by Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton
Olio tableware collection by Barber and Osgerby for Royal Doulton
Olio collection by Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton
Olio collection by Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton
Olio collection by Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton
Olio tableware collection by Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton
Olio Collection by Barber and Osgerby for Royal Doulton

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