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