With the Duchess of Cambridge being the unintentional style influencer that she is, we always keep an eye on the brands she wears. But now, one of Kate’s favourite jewellery brands – Monica Vinader – has launched homeware.
Since the pandemic, we’ve been spending much more time in our homes, so naturally our interest in homeware and sprucing up our interiors has increased. And it’s safe to say, we were even more interested when we heard about Monica Vinader’s collaboration with Bahamas-based ceramicist Florence St George.
The pair have teamed up to create a homeware collection full of pastel-coloured, hand-glazed nesting dishes that are perfect for adding subtle yet colourful touches to a room.
‘Florence and I bonded over our shared experience of living in the Bahamas and creating things with our hands,’ Monica said. ‘I know she found it very helpful for her mental health and I have always found it incredibly meditative. It’s de-stressing to make things by hand and to be connected with the materials you create with.’
The Monica Vinader x Florence St George homeware collection includes four groups of nesting dishes in various colours: Bahama blue, island yellow, sunset pink, and a multi-coloured set. Each dish is finished off with a hand-painted gold rim and is also safe to keep food in.
‘When we feel creative, we often want to make bold, intricate things, but simplicity is often most powerful,’ Florence said. ‘Each dish from the collection is made with subtle undulations that trace the maker’s fingertips. They are beautifully simple, created by gently pressing the clay and moulding it against a coconut shell.’
The Monica Vinader x Florence St George homeware collection will be available to buy online from 18 January. Each set of dishes costs £75.
This isn’t the first jewellery brand loved by the likes of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle that’s launched homeware recently, either. Demi-fine jewellery label Missoma revealed its first drop of vases in December 2021.