Over the last decade I’ve had one luxury kitchen brand that i have been steadfastly faithful to. It’s been my lottery win kitchen… my forever kitchen… but last year I was blindsided by another who has taken it’s place – the whole thing is a little emotional and bittersweet if I’m honest. The new love is DeVOL – whose new Clerkenwell Showroom I wrote about here last year. The thing about DeVOL is that it completely nails the artisan made and classic Shaker looks that I love in a kitchen but with tonnes of modern details – colour palettes that pack a punch and trend driven marble and brass details. I mean they have me, a champion of neutrals coveting an entirely green kitchen. Essentially the brand can do no wrong in my opinion.
So when I discovered that DeVOL had launched a rustic new kitchenware range late last year that was achingly beautiful and cleverly paving the way towards becoming a lifestyle brand, it sealed the deal.
Made in the brand’s headquarters in Cotes Mill Leicestershire the lovely collection comprises of functional espresso cups, pouring bowls, coffee mugs, pots and colanders in weighty silhouettes that explore the beauty of coloured clay, handmade details and simple forms. Available in delightfully muted colours, prices are pleasantly affordable – the large mugs are £22, large stoneware pouring bowls £35 and the chalky white colander £40.
The collection refreshingly builds on the work of new graduate talent Claire Fowler, who’s work was spotted by the brand during her final year at Loughborough University. Claire was offered the job at DeVol as their new ceramicist before she had even graduated.
There’s a lovely video at the end of this post which shows the making of this collection and a look around the light-filled studio they are made in. You can buy the entire collection online or in their Leicestershire showroom.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at email@example.com