This post is a little ‘hurrah’ to my love of John Lewis, and my huge fondness of pretty symmetrical things. Geometrics, to me, means uniform design. I expect that’s why I love printing; the idea that I can create something over and over without much distortion.
I picked John Lewis to do my top 5 geometric products not only because I have such happy memories of the store growing up but also their range is so varied, so accessible to all.
1. Wedgwood tea cup and saucer
OK, not the cheapest item on the list but look how shiny it is! Its £50 of shiny goodness! It is dishwasher safe so it’s practical! Well if you ever used it, of course. It is fine bone china, with guilded detail across the cup. The saucer is a warming gold. A treat, but it’s pretty worth it.
2.Geometric Folded bowl
Slightly off track here but thought this stunning bowl should get a mention. There is no printed pattern on it, just a beautiful ‘folded’ porcelain bowl. Others available in the range, including this lovely hexagonal serving platter. So elegant. £8
3. Content table Terrance Conran
An awesomeness side table by the very talented Sir Terrance Conran. It would work equally as well as bedside table I thinks. Made from iron and steel, they are definitely made to last. £299
4. Cole & Son Wallpaper
This is some stunning wallpaper made by some very talented craftsmen. A roll is priced at £76 so perhaps not something you would want to do your whole house in, but maybe the living room? And the bedroom? And the hall? Screw it, just save up.
5. Orla Kiely pot
A recognisable yet beautiful print by Orla Kiely, you just can’t go wrong really. Intended as a plant pot, though I think you could use the pot as anything you want to really; pens, sweets, herbs etc. There are a variety of sizes and colours if green doesn’t float your boat. Very reasonable at £15.95