This week’s product roundup

By Elspeth Pridham
December 9, 2020

Here are three launches, picked up by the Studio radar this week. The latest paints from Little Greene that see a welcome move away from grey. A glorious wallpaper collection from Cole & Son and a Modernist armchair from Harris & Harris

Little Greene – Continuing its collaboration with the National Trust, Little Greene presents Stone – a versatile new palette that provides a warm antidote to grey.

Due to launch in January 2021 the coordinated collection of 36 natural colours, comprising 22 new additions to the Little Greene palette together with 14 shades which have been judiciously selected from the Little Greene archives.

The card and its contents have been edited into six columns of graduated families, divided according to undertone, each based on naturally occurring pigments; Red Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Lamp Black and Green Earth. The card has been designed to make colour selection simple – colours within the same column can be used alongside each other within tonal schemes, whilst shades from across the colour families can be combined to deliver more dynamic, contrasting combinations.

Eleven of the new colours included in the collection have originated from Little Greene’s ongoing colour research across the portfolio of properties in the National Trust’s care, continuing the cataloguing of original colours from key periods of interior design. Readings were taken from paint colours, architectural elements, tapestries and indeed stone itself.

 Image shows: Castell Pink, Nether red and Arras

Cole & Son – Paying homage to the master craftsmen and celebrated monarchs who shaped the six iconic royal residences, which are now cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, the Great Masters wallpaper collection from Cole & Son heralds more than 1,000 years of British heritage.

From the Medieval, Tudor and Jacobean, to the Georgian and Victorian eras, Great Masters honours the skill of architects, artists, master carvers, ironworkers and landscape designers, whose creative ingenuity is showcased within this grand portfolio of historic homes.

The design house of Cole & Son took inspiration for each of the collection’s 17 designs from amongst others Hampton Court Palace with its unique mix of Tudor and baroque style, Kensington Palace with its decorative Victorian charm and the imposing Tower of London, filled with intriguing tales of London’s medieval history.

 Image shows: Verdure Tapestry inspired by the Kings Presence Chamber at Kensington Palace. The design is available on wallpaper or natural slub silk.

Harris & Harris – The Henry armchair is new from design studio Harris & Harris.

A handsome armchair influenced by the Modernist furniture designs of Marcel Breuer, Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé and named after a residential street in London where the founders of Harris & Harris once lived.

The steel frame is available in a choice of three finishes – natural brushed, natural polished or metallic gold powder coat whilst the leather straps are available in natural cow hide, in a large selection of sustainable 100% vegetable-tan colours. Lastly the upholstery is designed to be finished as customer’s own material.

As with all products in the collection, every sale contributes to the Harris & Harris Designed For Life Foundation which helps support charities providing for those without the basic needs of food, water and shelter.

Harris & Harris is an environmentally and socially responsible interior and product design studio, founded in 2014 by husband and wife team Alexander and Sharon Harris. The studio creates designs focusing on craftsmanship and quality whilst minimising the impact on the planet.

Henry is designed for both residential and commercial use.

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