Top 5 New-In Drops of the Month
Words By Alice Florence Orr
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This month’s best new-in pieces have one thing in common — all of these artisan brands are reinventing the classics. From richly textured throw blankets to versatile summer jackets, these artisan-made updates are designed to be forever pieces. Discover our picks from the latest spring/summer collections for your home and wardrobe.
It isn’t often that a high-quality artisan brand revives a forgotten design gem. Knock-offs? Sure. You get them all the time. POLITURA Berlin pays homage to the classics the right way. Based in the German capital, this furniture workshop brings to life forgotten Polish designs, celebrating the designers of the past through elegant craftsmanship.
Their latest release is the Auklet Armchair, originally designed in 1962. The simple, mid-century style comes in solid beechwood with soft woollen upholstery. Fancy a different fabric? A darker wood? No problem — there are plenty of solid wood and fabric combinations to choose from.
Cruna is known for its smart-casual menswear staples. They make the perfect pieces for city breaks, brunch with the in-laws... you get the picture. From their new collection comes the Soho Jacket, a single-breasted piece with two buttons that features an urban fit. The style is characterised by a single button on the sleeve for a casual, yet refined aesthetic. It’s a deconstructed look that works for most laid-back occasions.
Simple, elegant and effortless, Cruna’s craftsman-made pieces are a cut above. They’re a proudly Italian brand that makes everything locally, which means quality and style are guaranteed.
Fans of natural, solid wood need to know about Wood Republic. This Polish furniture brand specialises in Polish designs, crafting highly-functional wooden furniture with a trendy look. A small, yet practical piece, their Hip Coffee Table is designed to fit any space for a contemporary, easy-to-style piece. Cute dog not included.
You can’t beat a classic polo. Except when that polo is made by a UK brand from a blend of waffled merino wool. A mid-weight, 60s-inspired cardigan, the Velzy Short Sleeve Cardigan is a summer essential, thanks to its playful cut. Far Afield is a Brighton-based brand with a cult following, known for crafting British designs with a sustainable edge.
Let me tell you a story about this Italian textile brand. It began in 1861, just outside of Venice, Italy. That’s when Lanificio Bottoli began making their luxury woollen blankets, crafting each of their pieces using ecological wool sourced from Europe. The Harlequin Blanket features an elegant tri-colour design and is made from 100% fine Merino wool. The blanket features a timeless design that will add a modern warmth to your home. It makes a delightful wedding gift for a newly married couple.
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This month’s latest arrivals have embraced warm hues and golden tones just in time for the sunshine. After all, what better way to say hello to the good weather than by welcoming design influences from nature, including quality wood and sustainable fabrics. There’s something effortlessly elegant about all of these new pieces, from the raw beauty of Santa & Cole’s brand new art collection to the latest evolution of Wax London’s classic Whiting Shirt. But don’t forget, celebrating the new season means involving all of our senses. That’s why we’re so excited that Japanese brand @aroma have launched their latest diffuser. Beautifully minimalist, their sublime scents perfectly capture the fresh smells of spring.
We’re swooning over POLITURA Berlin’s mid-century updates, especially their elegant chairs. inspired by original designs, their German-made furniture is high quality and timeless. It’s the moment to update your capsule wardrobe. Trust us, don’t look any further than The Goodpeople’s contemporary menswear collection. It was hard to pick a favourite — but we managed. Keep reading to see this month’s new hidden gems.
A fan of mid-century design? This is a furniture brand you need to know about. POLITURA Berlin is a German furniture label that specialises in replicating authentic styles from the 1950s-80s. They bring forgotten Polish designs into the contemporary moment by celebrating the artisans and designers of the past through quality German craftsmanship.
There’s no better example than the award-winning BYK Chair, a distinctive design by Edmund Homa that was developed in 1966 as a single prototype. POLITURA Berlin’s new edition comes in two styles of solid wood: ash and oak. The style featured is the ash version, paired with an elegant cream seat for that bright and airy Scandi look.
If you haven’t heard of Dutch brand The GoodPeople, let us introduce you to your next favourite ethical label. Not only do The GoodPeople value sustainability, ethical sourcing and fair pay, they are also committed to creating effortless wardrobe staples that you will actually want to wear. Their Linen Knitted Polo is the perfect example of a contemporary trend that will become a timeless piece in your capsule wardrobe. Crafted more sustainably than a conventional polo, the buttery-soft shirt is 100% biodegradable and offers a regular fit that's relaxed, yet sophisticated.
One of our favourite Spanish designer lighting brands has just released its first collection of high-quality art prints — and it’s sending buzz across social media. Santa & Cole are known for elegant, Mediterranean inspired lights that capture the effortless atmosphere of a sunlit terrace or gorgeous veranda in your home. Their new art collection also accentuates the atmosphere of the Mediterranean, harmonising contemporary prints with the legacy of modern art to create a memorable and diverse selection.
The Siesta print is part of the Atmosphere collection and features subtle tones and light hues. It was painted by Carmen Galofré and is the perfect coastal piece to capture the spirit of elegant Spanish living.
We’re all looking for moments of zen in our daily lives, and while the Nebulizing Diffuser by @aroma might not clean your house or reply to your emails, it will help bring a sense of peace to your day-to-day through calming, natural scents. Featuring a minimalist design and easy functionality, this is the perfect balance of traditional aromatherapy and modern design. Just pop your favourite 10ml bottle of 100% essential oil into the diffuser — or try @aroma’s expertly blended scents — to fill your space with an instant fragrance.
Every season we get excited for British brand Wax London’s new collection, always featuring fresh fabrics, new patterns, timeless colours and ethical materials. One of their staples is the Whiting Overshirt, an easy-to-wear shirt/jacket hybrid that turns transitional dressing into a breeze. This season, the Whiting shirt is crafted in organic cotton cord and comes in two colours: stone and burnt orange. These sunset shades capture the effortless pace of the setting sun, making this shirt a perfect capsule wardrobe staple for embracing the longer nights.
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When we think of our favourite new pieces to drop in March, a few things come to mind: natural materials, spring tones and simple design. These qualities come in the form of eco-friendly sunglasses, a handmade side table and stylish jackets for the changing seasons.
There’s nothing better than timeless elegance — these home and menswear pieces are the perfect example of contemporary style, made with the best sustainable European production.
In true coastal style, this sturdy cotton workwear jacket is inspired by the sailing culture around the Basque coast. Bask in the Sun are a sustainable and ethical menswear brand focused on designing comfortable and casual clothing — and this soft, contemporary jacket is no exception, making it perfect for the transitional weather.
By juxtaposing contemporary lines with organic grain patterns, the Lara Side Table is no average piece of furniture. Each table features unique natural variations with hand-turned legs, hand-crafted in East London by ethical furniture brand Mythology. As experts in wood and carpentry, this conscious furniture brand crafts beautifully natural wooden pieces from the capital’s felled trees, giving nature a second lease of life. The Lara Side Table makes an ideal addition to a simple, Scandi interior.
Have you ever heard of bio-acetate? Named after a natural fibre known for its quality, strength and sustainability, the Juta Eco Sunglasses come in square Havana-coloured frames made from this natural bio-acetate. Italian brand TBD Eyewear combines classic styles with ethical production, making them a name every dapper modern man should know.
New brand Sika Design is all about sustainability. Combining Danish design with Indonesian craftsmanship, they craft beautiful furniture from ethically sourced wood. The Celia Headboard features detailed bindings, inspired by butterfly wings and woven on frames of rattan. We’ve never seen a headboard this striking.
British knitwear brand Malloch’s has one word at the centre of its philosophy: quality. Championing British manufacturers, Malloch’s harmonise traditional making techniques with contemporary style, to craft high-quality wardrobe staples. We love the Haar Wreay Shetland Wool Crew Neck jumper thanks to its robust texture and bright colourway — perfect for transitioning season.
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A month for the design enthusiast, our February drops are all about quality materials, neutral colours and jaw-dropping shapes. What unites all of these brands is their commitment to elevating classic designs; from the suede sneaker to the rattan chair, these pieces are anything but ordinary. So forget what you know about wooden desks and men’s shirts and discover something truly innovative from Myrqvist, Fuschini, Nomon and more...
We’ve all been swooning for rattan for a while, but Fuschini brings something new to this trend in the form of their Jose Chair, available in oak or walnut. Unlike other pieces, Fuschini craft their furniture in Portugal, ensuring good pay and trustworthy local craftsmanship. This new brand doesn’t just make trendy furniture, they craft functional works of art.
Proudly British, Benedict Raven designs menswear for the sophisticated city man. Wearable, stylish and made in the UK, their pieces are the perfect addition to a contemporary work wardrobe, not least because the brand perfectly harmonises tradition with modernity. And by manufacturing their garments locally, you know that these staples are made to last.
This is a Dutch brand everyone should know. Based in Amsterdam, FEST design exciting contemporary pieces that turn homes into magazine-worthy spaces. Take their Dunbar Loveseat. The pleasing cuboid shape is playful, yet grown-up, while the neutral palette makes it an easy addition to most spaces. We’d style it with a bold rug for a (very comfortable) design statement.
Water-repellent suede. Minimalist design. European craft. There’s so much to love about Myrqvist’s latest sneaker drop. More interesting than black, their navy suede sneakers are an attractive and easy-to-wear addition to your capsule wardrobe, whether you’re looking for a new pair for work or play.
Thought you knew what a desk should look like? Think again. That’s what Spanish design brand Nomon did when they imagined their Escritorio Desk. It adds effortless elegance to a home office by turning every surface into a design feature. Clutter-resistant and creatively inspired, this desk is the perfect place to write, read and draft. Read our guide to choosing the perfect desk.
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This month, our new pieces for your home and wardrobe are all about texture: perforated leather sneakers, hand-tufted rugs, and varsity-style knitted sweaters — not to mention beautiful woodwork crafted by Portuguese artisans. Made in workshops, not sweatshops, these pieces will kick off your year in real style. Here is our run-down of the best new pieces for January.
We’ve been eagerly awaiting the new Scandi rugs from Nordic Knots and their new pieces don’t disappoint. Exemplifying what the brand does best, these rugs are made with high-quality materials in a soothing neutral palette — the perfect finishing touch for a calm home. But if abstract design is more your style, you won’t want to miss brand new geometric rugs from elite carpet designer Christopher Farr. The perfect soft furnishing to sink your toes into. Oh, and they’re sustainable too.
Nordic Knots are rug designers du jour, crafting Scandinavian style furnishings that look just as good in person as they do in magazine features. Crafted from New Zealand wool, the Dusty Grid Rug features a desirable grid design that will compliment any interior, whether you’re a minimalist or not. Try pairing with cobalt blue for an ultra-contemporary interior.
JAK are a frontrunner in sustainable sneaker design. We’ve been waiting over a year for their new designs — and it was worth it for the clean lines and high-quality materials that feature in their new collection. The Atlas Low Sneakers in Dust Blue feature a tri-colour stripe that is contemporary, minimal, yet distinctive. Perfect for an off-duty ensemble, so bring on the weekend...
A brand known for its craftsmanship, MOR Design utilises sustainable Portuguese carpentry in its elegant wooden furniture. By infusing their quality materials with natural oils, their pieces are long-lasting and impeccably finished. The Allay Chair in Walnut is the perfect mix of sophistication and relaxation thanks to the gently inclining back panel.
Who doesn’t adore a minimalist white sneaker? Especially when it features sustainable leather and fair manufacturing. Kulson has elevated their popular sneaker design in their new Alva model by adding a perforated leather detail, adding a modern touch to a well-loved style.
This British brand was founded in 1988 by artist and designer Christopher Farr. They specialise in exquisite rugs and carpets inspired by modernist and abstract art. Their Omega rug features an elegant blue colour palette and would feature perfectly in a space decorated with pieces from our Modern Elegance edit.