Orna CandlesLeigh-on-Sea, UK
Orna was started by Meghan in 2020. She has always been print obsessed, having worked in fashion for over 12 years, but recently left her long-standing career as a Senior Buyer.
Her dreams of starting her own company with flexibility and creativity led her to start her business in nail art, however, she was made to stop appointments due to lockdown restrictions.
Meghan turned to hand painting candles with designs that were popular with her clients. She loved the way the hand-painted candles would allow her customers to add a playful element to their tablescapes and mantlepieces.
Malaika was founded in 2004 by Margarita Andrade and Goya Gallagher who, after growing up in their native Ecuador, found themselves living and settling in Egypt. With a background in design and a keen interest in embroidery, crochet, and hand-drawn thread work, they decided to utilize Egyptian cotton to produce high-quality bed linen previously not available in the local market.
At the heart of its business model, Malaika focuses on teaching hand embroidery to local women giving them a chance to learn a valuable skill and improve their economic standing.
Georges3 Rue du Temple
Georges is the story of a curious, unrepentant woman. A designer who loves to mix with all materials, from the most flexible to the most recalcitrant, to create objects of special charm. A persevering soul, coupled with an eternal dissatisfaction, the unstoppable cocktail of those who create innately.
Quintessence ParisParis, France
Quintessence Paris comes together in a Hotel Particulier; Its collection of candles celebrates the art of French living and finely mixes scents of the highest quality. All essences created and embodied in wax in France celebrate with spirit and distinction the exotic atmosphere of exceptionnal moments.
The essence of Anim’s approach is deeply rooted in the nomadic spirit of traditional Turkish culture. While also staying true to its domestic origins, Anim infuses its wares with design elements borrowed from a wide array of cultural influences both near and far. Anim maintains a modern global perspective which nonetheless honors the methods of its roots.
ClaymenClaymen Studio, New Delhi, India
From his studio in New Delhi, Aman Khanna creates the most perfectly imperfect figure sculptures. The peaceful, contemplative and quiet Claymen reflect the universal feeling of existential crises, ranging from pieces like the observer, bottled up to real self and ideal self, to say these creations are food for thought would be an understatement.
From humble beginnings as a passion project – starting with a move to Devon and one pottery wheel – to international acclaim, including pieces in House and Garden and World of Interiors: Feldspar’s handmade ceramics and homeware are revolutionising an industry where fast production has become the norm.