• New: Monsoon Gather

    New for 2017, we’ve worked with Monsoon to create Monsoon Gather which is a capsule collection inspired by a pattern taken from Monsoon’s fashion archive. A wonderful gift and a stunning addition to your living space, the pieces mix and match to allow you to create a welcoming table of food to share and enjoy. The etched design creates tonal decoration on each piece to create a harmonious contemporary collection.

    Inspired by a Monsoon archive fashion print, then re-interpreted into a tableware design, this beautiful collection is perfect for laidback gatherings. The collection includes a selection of bespoke bowls, platters, medium plates and stylish accessories. Each piece features carefully etched fine line work in soft muted tones of grey, blue, pink and green.

    Our Senior Designer, Nicola Wilson says, "Both Denby and Monsoon are all about colour, and we wanted to look at a range that shows colour and pattern in a different way. Denby have a long history of using relief and texture and at recent trend shows we have seen a resurgence in texture being used in interiors, on everything from furniture to home accessories. We worked with Monsoon to select 'Louella' from their fashion archive that we thought could be used to create a feminine and eclectic story to add to the Denby x Monsoon portfolio."

    The Gather collection has been designed using Denby's expertise in shape, colour and glaze to create a range of beautifully designed and bespoke eating and serving pieces. The original Monsoon fabric design has then been hand-carved into ceramic moulds which in turn create the textured emboss finish. The durable porcelain pieces can be used in the oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer. All pieces are beautifully packaged allowing visibility of product and great for gifting.

    The collection is designed with relaxed gatherings in mind and is ideal for hosting a brunch, afternoon tea or celebrating a special occasion with friends and family where key life moments are shared. The individual pieces have been developed with modern eating and serving habits in mind, and as a result the capsule range includes a variety of bowls and platters which meet the needs of a modern home.

    Discover the full Denby x Monsoon Gather collection here. ca

    New: Monsoon Gather
  • Food blogger Kym Grimshaw from On The Plate has created an exclusive menu of dishes for us inspired by the Modern Rustic trend and which are perfect for sharing with friends. Her recipes bring a taste of the outdoors to the table with colourful dishes featuring seasonal ingredients, finished off with foraged fruits and berries.

    Here she shares with us her transseasonal chicken, blackberry and kale salad recipe, drizzled with a blackberry balsamic dressing and served in one of our latest Studio Craft Elm Large Ridged Bowls.

    Ingredients (serves 4)

    For the salad:

    • 2 chicken breasts

    • 200g kale

    • 50g walnuts, toasted

    • 75g blackberries

    • 1 lemon

    • 30g shaved pecorino

    • Sea salt

    For the dressing:

    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

    • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

    • 100g fresh blackberries

    • 1 tbsp honey

    • Salt and pepper

    Method:

    1. For the dressing, purée all ingredients, then season with salt and pepper to taste. If the dressing is too thick, loosen with a little water. Refrigerate until the salad is ready for dressing.

    2. Grill the chicken on a medium heat for 15 minutes, turning occasionally until the chicken is cooked through.

    3. Massage the zest and juice of the lemon into the kale, along with a good sprinkling of sea salt.

    4. Slice the chicken and arrange over the kale, add fresh blackberries, walnuts, shavings of pecorino and serve with the blackberry balsamic dressing.

    How to Serve a Modern Rustic Laid-back Lunch with Kym Grimshaw
  • We’ve partnered with design blogger and interiors stylist, Lou Archell from the blog, Little Green Shed to introduce the Modern Rustic trend. Lou says, “Modern Rustic is all about using honest materials that feature handmade elements or are taken straight from nature and, when paired with contemporary homewares, create a truly interesting interiors style”.

    Find Lou’s top tips for creating a Modern Rustic look in your home below:

    Tip 1: Use contrasting stacks - Avoid colour blocking by stacking coloured tones with neutral ones. Keep things interesting and informal by mixing textures too. On your shelf, place coloured glass against a woven basket or handcrafted ceramic

    Tip 2: Add a statement centrepiece - Fill your home with items you love, hero the things that are designed to enhance the way you live as well as handcrafted pieces that are authentic and honest

    Tip 3: Vary your heights - Play around with grouping and displaying products. To balance scale perhaps try a shallow nest of bowls next to some tall books (turn the spines in for more natural shades)

    Tip 4: Upgrade your containers - Kitchen shelves should be both practical and beautiful, don’t fall into the habit of displaying the essentials or it will be messy in no time. Decant things like tea, olive oil and sugar into interesting glass jars and ceramic pots.

    Shop our Studio Craft and Natural Canvas collections as seen featured.

    How to Style a Modern Rustic Shelf with Lou Archell