This spring, luxury home accessories company Must-Have Bins are introducing an unashamedly decadent new range of home essentials inspired by the current glamour trend in interior design.
The new range is a treasure hoard of bowls, trays, boxes and baskets linked by tactile natural materials, metallic glimmers, glossy finishes and organic shapes that speak to interior designers and home-owners who want to curate their own unique and difficult-to-find collections.
The philosophy behind the company’s core range of unusual wastepaper baskets has always been to support craftspeople using traditional methods across the globe, pairing their skills with vibrant modern design to turn everyday home items into works of art. Their new home essentials range follows this ethos, celebrating hand-working techniques and the unique finishes that result.
Each piece in the range unites practical design with world craft techniques, from hand-polished horn to hammered silver. Must-Have Bins have been working with several new European partners with an accumulated 150 years experience in fine home interiors between them.
Headlining the range is a collection of traditional winged German fireside baskets, chiming with the current design trend for unique objects for the home with a story to tell.
The baskets have a fairytale feel, which echoes their unique story – they are great examples of German craft engineering, woven in the medieval city of Freiburg in the Black Forest region of Germany, an area of deep woods, sleepy villages and castles where the Brothers Grimm collected their tales. The basket range is made in the workshops of the charity Caritas, which offers people with mental and physical disabilities training and work. Weavers train for three years to acquire their skills.
There are a range of attractive basket shapes available, from the Oriole, inspired by the curved shape of the nest of the Oriole bird, to the sturdy and practical rectangular Boxer design. Each basket is hand-woven from hardwearing rattan, treated with a natural dye and water-based lacquer to protect from scratches, with a soft leather liner. They can be used for logs, but are also perfect for other household storage uses, from a spacious toy-tidy in a family room to a container for flowers or vegetables in the kitchen.
Also in the collection are faux-leather home accessories from Signature, a supplier working out of a 300-year-old farm in the Bavarian town of Grünwald, including drinks trays with a touch of 1920s Great Gatsby style and practical, hardwearing placemats and coasters.
The range also features ceramic jardinières and tableware from Danish interior design supplier G&C, a Valet tray set made from highly polished Indian Rosewood, a mesmerizing Panay mother-of-pearl bowl, Banteng bowls made from polished buffalo horn and the Alisa box, crafted from white horn which is painstakingly put together in tiny plates and polished by hand.
Another standout piece is the beautiful Kumbo basket, an architectural work of art created from a web of dried bamboo stained black, delicate but strong and practical.
The new luxury home essentials range is now available on the Must-Have Bins website, www.musthavebins.co.uk, and will be on show at the Spirit of Summer boutique show at London Olympia from 14th – 17th May.