Great Gatsby cup and saucer, old sport.

Today sees the release of one of the most anticipated movies for a long time.. The Great Gatsby. Baz Luhrmann has a lot to live up to since his Romeo & Juliet movie from 1996. And it has made the interiors and fashion worlds go gaga for Gatsby style.

Richard Brendon is a London-based designer well known for his considered, refined and dynamic designs. His business started shortly after he graduated from Kingston University in 2010, with a degree in product and furniture design. He has also attracted high profile stockists such as Liberty, Lane Crawford and Le Bon Marché.

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These platinum-gilded cups mirror the pattern saucers, reuniting them as a perfect couple. A trademark Brendon style, the mirrored cups take upon the pattern of the saucers and when removed have a perfect solid colour to them giving them a contemporary feel.

Made in Stoke-on-Trent, the bone china cups are hand painted with platinum and then paired with orphan saucers, which are meticulously selected from antique dealers across Britain.

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The range of antique saucers date from 1870-1930 (with the odd gem from the 50s occasionally too). Richard has also sourced some rather rare saucers pre-1850. To qualify as rare they must be produced by a prestigious factory and be very beautiful.

Cup and saucer £70
Cup, saucer and plate £90

Daniel

Having worked in design for the past decade, Daniel started ateliertally.com as a discussion of timeless, modernist product design. Trained as a graphic designer, he also has an avid interest in typography. You can follow him on Twitter @ateliertally.

2 Comments

  • Jenny says:

    I love Richard’s work; and I especially love his passion for making his range in Stoke-on-Trent. He’s supporting a really important set of skills in Staffordshire that big businesses seem to be neglecting.
    His contrast of old china with new is a really original idea.

  • Daniel says:

    I agree Jenny, a rarity nowadays. I have a feeling that his designs will go down in a hall of fame – they are modern but with such a traditional feel to them at the same time.

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