Humans of Swoon Editions

MEETING THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE DESIGNS

Our brand new dinnerware collection – pick a personality.

7 November 2017

Our brand new dinnerware collection – pick a personality.

Feast your eyes on our delightful new dinnerware collections. Crockery, quite frankly, is crucial to a successful evening of entertainment. After all, you can’t eat without it. But what type of personality are you bringing to the table? Use our guide to help make sure you serve your guests in…

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All of the lights – our new lighting collection

25 October 2017

All of the lights – our new lighting collection

It was about time we had a lightbulb moment. We know that anyone who’s passionate about their home understands the transformative ability of the right lighting. So after being inundated with requests to launch our own lighting range, we set out on a mission to track down the mood of…

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Under the spotlight: brass studding.

23 June 2017

Under the spotlight: brass studding.

A flourish seen on traditional furniture from across Europe – particularly British, French and Swedish – lines of brass studding lend a design an antique air. From the Astor ottomans to the Rouen stools, this longstanding technique is one of our favourite finishing touches.

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Manbhari, 45, woodworker.

23 June 2017

Manbhari, 45, woodworker.

She’s dressed beautifully. “My bangles show I’m married. They’re part of the nine symbols of marriage. You’ll see them on any married woman here who honours the traditions.”

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The hottest interior trends from Milan – Salone Del Mobile 2017

12 April 2017

The hottest interior trends from Milan – Salone Del Mobile 2017

Every year, interior aficionados from around the world flock to the global capital of fashion and design – Milan. Salone Del Mobile is the world’s largest trade fair of its kind – a five-day event that showcases the latest and greatest in the world of furniture. This year, our designers…

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Home interiors around the world

22 February 2017

Home interiors around the world

Shaped by cultural influences, natural habitats and customs, interior styles vary hugely across the globe. While Italy’s contemporary design offers a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, French homes are known for a shabby chic feeling inspired by colours and shapes from the French countryside. Read on, and let these interior styles inspire…

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Under the spotlight: screen-printing.

23 January 2017

Under the spotlight: screen-printing.

The most defining feature of our Sahara chest of drawers is the screen-printed patterns. One of the earliest methods of printing, dating back over two thousand years, it brings an ethnic, folkish feel to this otherwise mid-century shaped design.

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Tom Goodbun – designer.

23 January 2017

Tom Goodbun – designer.

“If I weren’t a designer, I think I’d be a cook, with the same design approach and mindset I have now, except instead of materials I’d have ingredients, and instead of sitting on or using a final product, I’d be eating it!” laughs Tom Goodbun, the furniture designer behind our…

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Under the spotlight: the art of weaving.

26 October 2016

Under the spotlight: the art of weaving.

The artisan weavers chat quietly to each other as they sit in pairs. They work in tandem, the Golden Chevron pattern of our Lombard rug creeping steadily up the loom. A craft and a complicated science, people have been weaving for thousands of years. Ambrish Bharti, one of our leading…

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Susan Castillo – Designer

6 July 2016

Susan Castillo – Designer

“Having people put faith in what you do is a massive deal,” says Susan Castillo, creator of our latest Designer Edition, speaking of her career as a freelance designer.

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Charlotte Lloyd – Designer

22 June 2016

Charlotte Lloyd – Designer

“It’s a bit like cooking really, you have an idea of the occasion or style you want, and the ingredients, so you see what happens!” Charlotte Lloyd, founder of vibrant textile brand, Charles of Lloyd, has an endearing approach to design. “I like my work to have a hand-drawn, natural…

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Jinju Lee – Designer

15 June 2016

Jinju Lee – Designer

“It describes my move from my emotional home in London to my more structured home in South Korea, much like me there is two overlapping stories in one design.” Jinju Lee, textile designer behind our latest Designer Edition, certainly has a story to tell.

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