Off-White wins Best Homeware: Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

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Off-White Homeware 2.0 still life photography
Matte black breakfast bowl, part of set, £135; lunch bowl and plate, part of set, £180; jug, £140; coffee mugs, £85 each; art print plates, large and small, £140 each; jug, £200; double-sided tablecloth, £200, all by Off-White Home
(Image credit: Metz + Racine)

The second home collection from Virgil Abloh’s fashion label Off-White follows its ethos of ‘identity by design’; brand signatures, such as arrow patterns, hand logos and Swiss cheese-style ‘meteor’ holes, enliven everyday objects from doormats to deckchairs. With the ceramics, however, it’s a quiet irregularity that sets them apart.

‘The artisanal elements within the ceramic pieces are inspired by wabi-sabi,’ says Abloh. ‘What is perfect is questioned.’ Perfectly imperfect jugs, mugs, bowls and plates are tactile and earthy in matte black, with glossy insides, while illustrated white ‘art print’ versions bring angels to our table. It’s all just the thing for moments of coffee, calm and contemplation. As for a tablecloth, Abloh’s arrow print is the way to go.

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021



On the Wallpaper* staff since 2004, Bridget Downing worked first as production editor and then chief sub editor on the print magazine. Executive editor since 2017, she turned to digital content-editing in 2021 and works with fellow editors to ensure smooth production on With a BA in French with African and Asian Studies, she began her career in the editorial research library at Reader’s Digest’s UK edition, and has also worked at women’s titles. She is the author of the (2007) first editions of the Las Vegas and Cape Town Wallpaper* City Guides.

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