Richard Brendon & Patternity

Op art meets high tea in this visually stimulating china collection

BY DEE IVA

There's nothing like a collaboration to get our juices flowing. When West London ceramicist Richard Brendon and Shoreditch-based patternmeisters Patternity joined forces last year the result was design heaven. Two china ranges, 'Warp' and 'Reason', featured cobalt blue stripes in clashing combinations to startling effect. 

Handmade in Stoke-on-Trent, the 'Warp' range has now expanded to include Brendon's platinum 'Reflect' cups which warp the stripes into even more bizarre arrangements. Burnished gold is also in play, a nice nod to the heritage of fine china design. 'Reason' sticks with the pure blue and white palette letting the dazzling stripe-offs work their magic across cups, saucers, teapots, milk jugs and sugar bowls.
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BELOW, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
'Reason' 25cm coupe plate, £50
'Reason' 30cm coupe plate, £70
'Reason' coffee cup and saucer, £65
'Warp' coffee cup and saucer, £80
'Reason' sugar bowl, £35
'Warp' teacup and saucer, £95