TOAST celebrate the best of British
There’s not much that TOAST touches that doesn’t turn to gold. Whether it be creating sumptuous seasonal lookbooks like their latest AW campaign titled Nourishment (if you’ve not seen it, you must), or their carefully considered Toast Travels blog, their search for the very best things in life is infused beyond the yarns of their garments. It’s throughout everything they do, and the latest specialist collection of homewares is absolutely no exception.
Hand selecting a number of talented individuals for their unique craftsmanship, TOAST asked them to design one piece each for the AW 13 House & Home collection that would truly celebrate their British origins and bring their skills to the forefront. Creating only six pieces for the capsule collection, it’s a wonderful culmination of the playful eccentricity and sustainable construction that British design has come to be known so well for.
Here are a handful of pieces from the 6 strong collection available from 6th September instore and online:
Interior & product designer Nick Fraser has made a name for himself creating playful yet functional designs with a distinctive character. Fraser uses a variety of materials and processes in his work which is entirely manufactured in the UK.
Tori Murphy is an RCA Textile Design graduate with a desire to create products with character and integrity. Like all of her designs, the Tori cushion which is made from 100% merino lambswool, has been woven and manufactured in the UK.
Woven textile designer Eleanor Pritchard works with highly skilled British weavers on traditional looms in west Wales. The 100% wool Signal Blanket showcases the designer’s integrity and is created from high quality yarns.
Hannah Ebrahim, who designed this simply shaped natural ash rolling pin, has a passion for traditional crafts. She works with the natural qualities of each log to create individual pieces. Each design considers the impact on the environment which becomes an essential part of the design process.