Floral-inspired 'Chintz Where?' collection from Andrew Tanner

Chintz Where? Collection by Andrew Tanner - Black

Chintz Where? Collection by Andrew Tanner - Black Last month, at the Home trade show in London, I came across the beautiful floral-inspired 'Chintz Where?' collection from Andrew Tanner on the Designed in England stand.

Playing homage to the Great British tea time, Andrew's fine bone china collection comprises of cake stands, teapots, sugar bowls, creamers, dinner plates, side plates, teacups, saucers and mugs.  And it's available in two floral colourways - black (something old, something new) and blue (something borrowed, something blue).

I love the quirky nature of the designs and in particular the surprise factor each item has...be it a hidden pattern on the handle of a mug, the base of a saucer, the underneath of a plate or the lid of a teapot.

To create the collection, Andrew worked closely with Chintz manufacturer Royal Winton in Stoke on Trent.

He said 'I wanted to encapsulate the skill set of the decorating process performed by the lithographers in the manufacturing process of British bone china. Each piece is hand decorated and brings together traditional processes with contemporary design'.

If you're not familiar with Andrew, he's a Leicester-based ceramist and since 2009, he's been running his own design practice.

In 2005, he was awarded the Young Designer of the Year Award and three years later, he became Head of Design for Royal Stafford and Poole Pottery in Stoke on Trent.  Then in 2010, he was awarded the Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the British Council.

Below are some close-ups of his beautiful 'Chintz Where?' collection, plus the blue colourway:

Chintz Where? Collection by Andrew Tanner - Black

 

Chintz Where? Collection by Andrew Tanner - Black

Chintz Where? Collection by Andrew Tanner - Black

Chintz Where? Collection by Andrew Tanner - Blue

I hope you've enjoyed seeing Andrew's new collection.  If you'd like to keep up-to-date with his news, he's on Twitter.

P.S. If you're interested in Andrew's work, you may like to see this other post on the Heart Home blog about his English Hedgerow collection.

(Images : Designed in England)