Terracotta. No longer reserved for your Grandmother’s pot plants, this humble material is experiencing a modern-day revival. We get that it’s not exactly the new kid on the décor block, but we’ve fallen back in love with its rusty, tactile warmth and natural versatility. This ancient clay is taking on new modernist silhouettes and being reworked by some of our favourite designers for a new generation.
From lighting to Lacanche ovens, if you’re drawn to add a touch of Patricia Urquiola’s Room Mate Giulia to your own home then we have curated a collection of the most interesting terracotta tones right now that explore this earthy element in a brand new light. Team it up with creamy neutral tones and natural materials and you can’t go wrong.
Sue Pryke Teapot
Not your average teapot, Sue Pryke’s handmade terracotta teapot puts a contemporary spin on our favourite household item. With clay’s chic status still going strong, we’re anticipating more handcrafted items like this to hit our shores.
The Rondo armchair from Spence & Lyda was inspired by a boxer’s punching bag and designed by Lucy Kurrein for Molinari Living. Sink into this oversized, supple leather armchair and we bet you’ll never want to leave.
Celia Gullet Art
Illustrating her frequent journeys back and forth to India (in particular Rajasthan) artist Celia Gullet’s colour compositions deliver both warmth and interest.
The Beetle Sofa
A slim profile and modern organic shape combine to form design duo GamFratesi’s signature Beetle Sofa. Mimicking the anatomy of a beetle, this sofa in terracotta velvet makes an eye-catching feature.
Strong and masculine in character, the Spanish Chair from Great Dane is Borge Mogensen’s most recognised design. A true investment piece where simple materials make for a winning combo. High-quality leather and oak ensure this chair ages like a good red wine – beautifully!