Off-White x IKEA rugs. Saint Laurent x J.L.Coquet espresso sets; DVF x H&M candles. Fashion furnishings are the new status symbol. And, as our home spaces have never been more important than in the last year, a welcome trend that shows zero signs of abating, indeed. The latest fashion-interiors collaboration to have on your radar? Singapore-born American designer, Prabal Gurung, who counts Kamala Harris to Oprah among his esteemed clientele, has teamed up with online marketplace and go-to destination unique vintage and hand-crafted fodder, Etsy.
“This collection welcomes you to take a seat at the table and celebrate the art of living, with a worldly sensibility that shines a light on the diverse independent makers in the global Etsy community”, explained Gurung, who is the first talent to participate in the new Etsy Creator Collaboration series (a special program that will connect different creatives with Etsy sellers). “I thought about what I would want to see on my own dinner table when I’m making memories with family and friends; I wanted to create something that would be a part of those intimate moments.”
A vintage home décor aficionado, Gurung spent his first lockdown seeking creative inspiration on Etsy, so was delighted when the marketplace approached him to co-design a collection with 11 independent artisans across the globe, including the UK, US, Germany and India. “As an independent brand myself, I know how important it is to feel seen,” he says. “So I was excited to partner with small business owners and share our vision with the world.”
Handmade ceramic vases and candlesticks, for instance, were developed together with London’s Jade Gallup Studio; made-to-order tableware with playful graffiti roses - a nod to Gurung’s spring-summer 2020 collection - from Illinois-based Twinette Poterie; candles designed with Felt Moon Studio in Germany; waxed farmer’s market bags in sky blue, grass green and hot pink from Minnesota’s WAAM Industries. Elsewhere, you can find tie-dye napkins and table runners from UK’s Now What, dried flower bouquets from Labo Floral in California, floral embroidered face masks, hand-crafted by Indian designer Alifiya Husain, and chic stationary from Anco, a Manchester-based letterpress and paper goods company.
You can peruse and shop the edit here, with prices starting from £20. Go, go, go!