The Dutch design house known for its bold and brilliant prints has collaborated with the stylish yet affordable homeware site to create a collection of plates that look fantastic and won’t break the bank
OTTOLINE X HOST DINNER PLATES £18.95 AND SIDE PLATES £12.95
We love a good collaboration here at The Home Page and have been eagerly awaiting this one. Ottoline, whose exuberant wallpapers and fabrics never fail to delight, has designed a collection of dinner and side plates with Host, the interiors site founded last year by The Telegraph‘s Style Director, Sophie Warburton – and they’re every bit as stylish as you’d expect.
Sophie decided to set up Host to provide a stylish destination for unique and eye-catching homewares without the price tag. Sourcing linen, cushions, glassware and ceramics herself, Sophie chooses distinctive pieces which show her editor’s eye. Ottoline, founded by Dutch designer Ottoline de Vries, uses geometric and playful shapes in joyful colours to create artful interiors.
THE ‘TULIP’ DESIGN IS A NOD TO OTTOLINE’S DUTCH HERITAGE
The sets of dinner plates and side plates they have created come in three patterns. One features a stylised version of Ottoline’s signature tulip in pink and red; another a riotous abstract cloud pattern in two shades of green; and a bold, irreverent blue ‘wiggle’ makes up the third.
LEFT: ‘WIGGLE’ PLATES; RIGHT: ‘CLOUD’ PLATES, SHOWN WITH OTHER ITEMS FROM HOSTHOME.CO.UK
“I was first attracted to Ottoline’s sense of colour and fun,” says Sophie. “Her designs are upbeat and don’t follow trends – ideas that are core to Host. Together we wanted to create a product that played on Ottoline’s Dutch heritage (the tulip motif), and my British (the plates are manufactured in Stoke on Trent), while also putting our shared ethos of bright, bold design front and centre. The dinner table is often the epicentre of hosting, and so we loved being able to put a Host product at the heart of the home.”