Far-Flung Favourites: Interior Brands Worth Bringing Home
Saving you the airfare and bringing souvenirs straight to your door, Liberty champions our very best home brands and artisans from a little further afield
As an institution of British heritage, docked in the centre of London, Liberty is a brand founded on an appetite for adventure and discovery. Among our cache of Great British artisans sits a home emporium filled with luxuries from designers and makers the world around. Our buyers are dedicated globe-trotters, playing the role of hunter gatherers in order to bring you the freshest and most exciting new brands and delivering them local to you, at Liberty. Meet the most hot-off-the-press brands currently filling our home edit, weaving their way into our homes with a certain magic that simply says: ‘that’s so Liberty’. Whether you’re an avid traveller or prefer to stay a little closer to home, come with us on a whistle-stop tour as we celebrate the best home brands from around the world.
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Serax x Marni
Getting two illustrious European brands for the price of one, the Serax x Marni collaboration is here to shake up the tabletop scene. A family-run brand with 30 years of history in design, Belgium-based Serax create contemporary homeware in collaboration with leading international makers - bound together by a shared vision of elevating everyday spaces elevating spaces. So, if you like to remain in-the-know of the most coveted collabs, add their latest one with Marni to the list. Known for their bohemian philosophy and dedication to colour, this collection features whimsical doodles and floral line-drawings that wind their way through the range.
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Still produced in the same factory in Caldas da Rainha in Portugal where he first designed back in the 1800s, artist Rafeal Bordallo Pinheiro’s timeless yet wonderfully playful designs have traversed centuries to still be instantly recognisable wares to date. Best known for iconic cabbage leaf pottery, the brand uses traditional techniques to make its inimitable ceramics, drawing inspiration from organic forms to create plates and platters, red pepper tableware, leaf-shaped dishes, citrus dinnerware and more.
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Astier de Villatte
After inheriting a kiln from his father, Benoît Astier de Villatte joined forces with Ivan Pericoli to found the brand in 1996. A flagship store and artisan workshop followed suit and has persevered over two decades. Each piece starts as a single sheet of black terracotta clay extracted from quarries in the Paris Basin. It is then hand shaped by Tibetan artisans to leave deliberate imperfections and is inscribed with each potter’s initials. Surprisingly light to hold, every piece speaks to a Parisian luxury that has defined the cult world of Astier de Villatte.
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HAY has collaboration in its DNA, nurturing young talent and working with designers across the world. Founded in 2002, at the heart of everything the Danish label does is an elegant playfulness inspired by mid-20th century Scandinavian design – encouraging a return to the innovative style of the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired by the glory days of mid-20th century Scandinavian design, the brand, sitting somewhere between architecture and fashion, explores and responds to the needs of contemporary life.
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Purveyors of the Instagram-famous Always Pan, Our Place believes in bringing people together through the power of home cooking. Co-founded by Shiza Shahid and her husband Amir Tehrani in 2019, the American cookware brand specialises in multi-functional utensils in a tablescape-worthy aesthetic, designed to streamline your kitchen cupboards and make cooking easier – and much more beautiful. Alongside earning you serious social media kudos, their pots and pans boast a non-stick surface so great, you won’t need anything else in your kitchen.
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Cushendale is a brand steeped in tradition. With roots tracing back to the founding Duiske Abbey in 1204 in Graiguenamanagh in County Kilkenny, Ireland, its woollen mill has stood on this same site for over 800 years. From this historic place, six generations of the Cushens family have championed the age-old craft of spinning and weaving fleece into fabric, fusing traditional techniques with contemporary sensibilities, inspired by the vibrant local landscape using Irish wool, lambswool and mohair.
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Inspired by mid-century modern art and pop culture, Jonathan Adler has grown his brand with an irreverent commitment to joy and the unexpected. After getting his first start in pottery, a zeal for craftsmanship remains in his namesake label to this day. Not just known for creating internationally recognised decorative accessories, Adler has collaborated with many notable brands including redesigning the iconic California hotel, the Parker Palm Springs.
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Louise Roe Copehagen
Danish designer Louise Roe founded her eponymous brand in 2010 with the intention of creating simple design objects for the modern home, working with skilled independent craftspeople around Europe. Roe is inspired by early Art Deco, 30s Brutalism and Bauhaus minimalism – challenging function and form to create pieces with simple yet detailed silhouettes. In the mix of chosen pure materials combined with specially selected colourways, you will find a love for aesthetic and high quality craftsmanship.
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