Maison & Objet: Richard Brendon
Posted on 29 January 2017
I could not visit Maison & Objet without experiencing the delights that the Richard Brendon stand had to offer. Showcasing his full collection of luxury glassware, tea sets and hand crafted leather coasters, I could have spent hours admiring the detail, construction and inspiration behind every piece. Launching in 2012, it still amazes me with what Brendon and his brand has achieved and the outstanding products that have been created.
A collection that I have grown very fond of is Reflect. I love the concept behind the designs and the unique beauty that each one displays. Reflect brings back life into antique saucers that are missing their corresponding tea cup and pairs them with a platinum or gold gilded replacement, highly reflective to capture the patterns of the saucer below, essentially continuing the design onto the cup. I love this idea that an antique piece that would have often been discarded has the opportunity to become a new contemporary piece, loved once again in someone's home.
The Dimond collection marked a move from Brendon into a new material, expanding his business into crystal barware. Inspired by the large diamond cut glasses, a familiar sight to a traditional table or bar setting, Brendon has given his designs a contemporary twist with a tight cut diamond pattern that has been constrained to the bottom of the glass. The collection consists of a decanter, mixing glass and ice bucket to compliment the highball, double old fashioned, single old fashioned and shot glass designs.
Details from Willow is another equally characterful collection that I had to mention from my visit. The iconic Willow pattern, familiar to many of you has been captured and contained within small circles, highlighting the best parts of the design. This minimalist take on such a detailed design also gives the set a contemporary twist that brings this collection in line with the styles of the modern day. A beautiful appreciation of iconic style without trying to replicate or imitate something so precious.
For further details and to see the full collection from Richard Brendon products and designs, click to view the official website.