Utopia & Utility

'Paper, stone, scissors' is best left in the playground. Now there's a new game up for grabs where it's all in the mix


Utopia & Utility likes to mix things up. Processed paper, soapstone, copper, brass, glass and wood all come together, resulting in striking and unique accessories for the home. The 'Africa' collection of stacking vessels is a petite family made up of an asymmetric candle holder and two glass pieces, one large, one small. The candle holder fuses grey soapstone with hand-moulded glass; the larger vessels also feature 'rough around the edges' shaped wooden lids.

Founded by siblings Pia and Moritz Wustenberg, the label is based in East London, but the pair have their roots in Finland and Germany. A previous collection of paper furniture and accessories used processed paper to form cabinets, lighting and jewellery featuring colourful, variegated graining in the structures. These new 'Glass' lights deploy the same ingenious technique with decorative and playful paper spindles perched above elegant coloured glass shades. 

Handcrafted and extremely stylish, both ranges are now available to order from selected global stockists.

ABOVE: The 'Africa' collection of stacking vessels in studio glass, natural-edge wood and soapstone
BELOW: The elegant yet playful 'Glass' lights, in studio glass and paper