Canvas Home is a collection of artisan-made home goods, inspired by the beauty of handcrafted objects. The motto ‘simple, sustainable, style’ perfectly captures its design ethos. This winning combination of urban chic and country style that could only come out of NYC has now arrived on our shores with the opening of a cool showroom on London’s equally cool Amwell Street. This is a bit too close for comfort to my home and yes, it is time to replace all my crockery and cutlery.
Canvas Home was founded in America in 2008 by Andrew Corrie, a British designer who believes that ‘everyone’s home is a blank canvas and how we use and edit it creates a unique personal environment’ and launched in the UK by partner Simon Lee in 2015.
Andrew Corrie who charmed the press at a recent launch politely remarked that Canvas Home is for those seeking the next step upwards from the brands that we all first went for. I am mentioning no names but he is spot on. This is tableware that is considered and design-led and beautifully crafted BUT and this is the best bit, is really is affordable style.
Elegance through simplicity runs through all the collections. The main product categories are dinnerware, flatware, glassware, vases and textiles.
This season sees the exciting collaboration with Maxwell Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy, whose new china, glassware and table linen is based on clean practical elegance. This contemporary dinnerware complements the organic Ciara collection, designed with New York’s ceramicist Barbara Eigen.
What makes Canvas Home more desirable still is that it is a strong advocate for artisans in developing countries and supports the Aid to Artisans, a 30 year old non profit organisation, which creates economic opportunities for artisans groups around the world where craft traditions or livelihoods are at risk.
The showroom at 57 Amwell Street is open by appointment. Also visit the UK website and note that online shopping kicks in on 1 September.
T: 0207 833 2000