Henry Holland At Habitat Launch Party
Posted on 03 May 2016
On Wednesday 27th May, Tottenham Court Road became that little bit more vibrant with the launch of Henry Holland's first ever homeware collection in collaboration with Habitat. If you think you know homeware and prints, think again! Holland has designed a stand out collection of homeware items including several cushions, a throw, arm chair and even a sofa. Inspired by his own season fashion collection, Holland has combined the catwalk with the home to create unforgettable designs.
I had the pleasure of attending the launch party of the collection at Habitat's flagship Tottenham Court Road store and the party was just as vibrant as Henry Holland's designs! Inspired by Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, there were bright print shirts, classic cocktails and gambling tables (luckily with people on hand to teach you how to play!) It was an incredibly fun evening and the perfect way to introduce the range.
What I love about the collection and Henry Holland as a designer is that there is no holding back. Whilst many designers attempt to appease the public as a while, Holland injects his personality and style into his designs, creating a niche in home design and fashion, creating statement pieces that inject character and a playful attitude into a space.
In the video above you can see a quick preview of the showcase space displaying the full collection of designs. These colourful prints and textures beg to be touched and I was very surprised just how great they all feel. My personal favorite is the Buggin reversible cushion which takes its pattern from the House of Holland SS16 collection and features illustrations from American artist Suzan Pitt.
The item that appeared to get the most attention from the night was the gorgeous Paradise Leaf rug. Also taking its pattern from the House of Holland SS16 collection and transforming it into a large scale print. The rug has been carved by hand to create a 3D effect on the flowers, something that looks fantastic in person. Hand tufted in luxurious 100% wool yarn and made in the renowned Indian rug manufacturing district of Panipat, I predict this particular piece to go down very well on its release.