Royal Doulton is a classic English brand name in tableware and ceramics with a pedigree dating back to 1815, when John Doulton used his life's savings to launch a partnership with Martha Jones and John Watts at a stoneware factory in Lambeth, London. Today, Royal Doulton is a world-class brand in quintessential British tableware, collectable figurines, crystal, glass and giftware. Inspired by the brand’s London origins the new Royal Doulton embraces the urban culture and eclectic style of the city, appealing to design conscious consumers. The new products encourage self-expression and are designed to give consumers everything they need to create a relaxed and sociable home. Royal Doulton’s mission is to create good quality, contemporary designs, that add enjoyment to everyday life – a clean look with that something extra to really stand out from the crowd.
Barber & Osgerby's passion for making was apparent throughout every stage of creating the new Olio collection. The considered use of materials is essential to the collection, with exposed stoneware used as a key feature, referring to Royal Doulton's early history in manufacturing stoneware, salt-glazed clay pipes. This gives a natural variation of colour in each piece, whether in soft neutrals, terracotta or black. Inspired by hand-made ceramic pieces and objects found from all over the world, the new range is an eclectic collection of shapes and materials, from round teapots to rectangular serving boards which work harmoniously together. Combined with ceramics, there are also wooden and stainless steel pieces, creating a visually arresting palette that is distinctive but sits comfortably in many home settings.
This white 1.2L teapot has a gloss glaze and features an unglazed base to create an interesting, contemporary look.
Designed: Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby with Royal Doulton
Colour: White and terracotta
Size: Height 14cm Width 15cm
Care: Dishwasher and microwave safe