Launched in 2012 Future & Found has established itself as one of the top homeware stores in London. Based in Tufnell Park, London, Andrea Bates has created a design led store featuring favourite brands HAY and Muuto amongst others. The curated collection including accessories, stationary, lighting, furniture and prints are not only gorgeous to look at but possess quality and practicality.
‘We believe homes ahould be designed to be lived in and loved in equal measures, so our relaxed and modern approach means our collection is design led and aspirational yet equally understated and unpretentious’
If you get across to the store weabsolutely recommend it. Alternatively head to the website to shop, read the blog, use their interior design service or book yourself on one of their workshops. futureandfound.com
We have been waiting a long time for this collaboration. And if you don’t know about it, here is the lowdown.
Launching in October Swedish giant Ikea has joined forces with Danish brand Hay to create the new Ypperlig collection. Featuring furniture, vases, throws and accessories the Ypperlig collection has been designed to ‘challenge people’s perception of Ikea quality and design’
Hay has also taken on the challenge of redesigning the iconic blue & yellow Frakta bag. The size & shape has remained, with new colours including the green & white version pictured. Hay wanted to turn the bag into a ‘design object’ that customers appreciate.
We love the simplicity and muted colours of the collection, with strong design that will fit into any room. As Ikea says ‘a contemporary yet ageless collection’
Keep an eye out in store and online during October / ikea.com
We love this new range of tables and benches from HAY. Available at Future and Found the Copenhague Deux collection features a slim lined dining table [ five sizes available ] and three bench sizes, all designed for compact living. With a laminate matt finish you can choose from four colours [ Black, white, dark or light grey ] and three frame finishes [ untreated beech, painted beech or lacquered oak ].
Starting from £425 for the table and £249 for the bench.
Nestled behind a parade of shops opposite Tufnell Park station, London is Future and Found, a contemporary scandinavian influenced store full of gifts, homeware, and stationary.
Owned and run by Andrea Bates, she has created a carefully curated collection of trend led items all with a clean coordinated theme running through. The simple yet stunning pieces include brands such as HAY, Muuto, Louise Madzia ceramics, Studio Esinem prints plus many many more.
Our favourites include the HAY furniture, ceramics full of vibrant prints and textiles including cushions, throws and rugs.
We have a bit of an obsession with chairs, and always looking out for new designs or classic reproductions. We think the Hee Chair from HAY is one of those chairs that just oozes style packaged within a very simple but clever design. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use.
‘The philosophy behind the Hee Chair was to take an archetypal chair and perfect it down to the last detail while cutting the expression to the minimum. The goal was to create a contemporary chair that would fit into a wide range of contexts. The attempt was successful, and the Hee series is a pragmatic and easily decoded chair series. Like a line drawing, it wraps metre after metre of metal wire into neat, straight lines in three versions: bar stool, lounge chair and dining chair.
The metal wire is electro-galvanized before it is lacquered, which makes it rust-resistant and perfect for outdoor use. The chairs can be linked together in rows for conference use, and the new colour scheme keeps the Hee chairs updated.’ reallywellmade.co.uk
Launching this Spring HAY has join forces with COS for a second time after their successful collaboration last year.
COS has been using HAY furniture for many years in their stores, so it seems very fitting that the two Scandinavian brands have come together.
The clean lines, soft colour palette and durability of HAY products mirrors that of COS and they compliment each other seamlessly.
The collection itself is made up of accessories, stationary and furniture in shades of green, blue and pink all hand picked by the COS team from the new HAY collection.
Last Autumn the two brands worked with Spanish designer Tomas Alonso to create a folding table to be sold in COS stores. The success has lead to a continued partnership, and who knows what great things are next.
Available in COS – High St Kennsingtion and online at cosstores.com
[ HAY is available in some of the big department stores in London and around the country, as well as their stand alone store in Bath, plus you can hunt it out through online shops. ]
Nook is just charming, minimal and full of irresistible homewares. There are simple well made items, lots of classic kitchenalia and many beautiful, useful pieces for the home.
The store based in Stoke Newington, London, and also online, opened in 2012 by three friends. It’s a beautifully curated selection of pieces for each room in the house plus lovely extras like the ‘chocolate makers‘ department and they even offer a wedding list service.
Products are from the UK and beyond, with focus on strong design and being ‘built to last’. The ranges include pieces from designers and makers including James Brown, Baggu, Ferm Living and Hay.