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Splash out on colour this season

Splash out on colour this season

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Maison & Objet Paris: eight vast halls bursting with the latest and greatest from the world of interiors. The trade show is a mecca for style hunters from all corners of the globe; influencers looking for the next big thing. At last month’s event, colour took centre stage. Jewel tones, deep blues, hot reds and a smattering of ultraviolet - Pantone’s rather controversial colour of 2018 - were all on show. At Ardmore, we’re not shy when it comes to colour. In fact, we’re positively obsessed by it. You can add a pop of colour to your home in many ways: go bold with our brand new selection of tablecloths, add drama with a statement piece of furniture, like our Zambezi Monkey Bean Bench in Flame Velvet or simply incorporate a few scatter cushions into an existing scheme. Go on, colour your world.

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Now you can mix food, wine and design!

Now you can mix food, wine and design!

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We’re delighted to introduce our latest table linen range, based on our successful Zambezi Fabric Collection. The sumptuous tablecloths, napkins and runners will add African luxe to any setting. 

Fée Halsted says: “Our table linens have a celebratory feel; rich, colourful and elegant in design. Royal sable antelope, zebra, leopard and our mischievous monkeys entwine with lily and vine motifs.” 

The collection comprises of tablecloths, runners and napkins all made from the finest linen/cotton blend. Available in an array of fresh and timeless colourways, designs include Leopard Lily, Monkey Bean and Bush Bandit. To make your table a talking point, shop the collection here.

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Magical Beans, Princely Leopards, and Mischievous Monkeys

Magical Beans, Princely Leopards, and Mischievous Monkeys

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At Ardmore, there’s a story behind every design, whether it’s one of African folklore or simply the wonder of the flora and fauna that surrounds us, the designs offer a talking point that goes hand in hand with their aesthetic appeal.
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Four by Four Feathered Occasional Chairs

Four by Four Feathered Occasional Chairs

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Back in December 2016, when we were getting ready to launch our Zambezi Collection, we decided to create a few furniture pieces to accompany the collection launch, so that we could exhibit our designs and fabrics as we envisioned others using them. One of these pieces was an occasional chair in the modern style, which has taken so to heart, that we've now had the chair upholstered in all four colourways of our afro-geometric Feather design. 
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Linen Cushions from the Zambezi Collection

Linen Cushions from the Zambezi Collection

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With Summer having all but overtaken Spring in South Africa, we thought a supplement to the Zambezi Collection was necessary, so in addition to our luxurious velvet cushions, we've added a selection of scatter cushions to the line-up made of fine, natural linen, featuring the designs from our Zambezi Collection.
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A Warm Farewell to our Handbag Collection

A Warm Farewell to our Handbag Collection

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Chic, elegant and beautifully crafted, our handbags are a must-have accessory. Made near Johannesburg in South Africa, with incredibly high standards of workmanship, our handbags are proving to be true lifelong companions. We developed them with our Qalakabusha range, featuring spirited depictions of our effervescent local fauna and flora, and patterns inspired by nature. With full-grain leather handles and detailing, the bags are ready for lifelong journeys. 
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Ardmore graces the walls of Rand Club

Ardmore graces the walls of Rand Club

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Since the launch of Cole & Son's Ardmore Collection of wallpapers, the designs have ended up in some stunning spaces, from a Harrods bar to Rand Club in Johannesburg. Founded in 1887, Rand Club was established out of the need for a place for distinguished visitors and residents of what became Johannesburg to call and be received at, during the early years following the discovery of gold in the area. The club has hosted two royal residencies, and lists many of South Africa's most distinguished names as its members. We couldn't be prouder that the walls of this famous institution have been adorned with wallpaper from our collaboration! (Photos included through the Read More link).
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It's a flowery affair for Ardmore's latest Hermès scarf

It's a flowery affair for Ardmore's latest Hermès scarf

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Our latest collaboration with French fashion house Hermès has been released. This stunning scarf, entitled Flowers Of South Africa, features a pin cushion protea at its heart and is an ode to beautiful African blooms. It is Ardmore's third design for the House of Hermès, following The Savana Dance, where leopard and monkey take centre stage, and La Marche du Zambezi, which is a gorgeous gathering of elephant, zebra, giraffe, crocs and leopard. Flowers Of South Africa comes in ten colour ways - can you choose a favourite?

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See Ardmore at Charles Greig's O'Kavango Exhibition

See Ardmore at Charles Greig's O'Kavango Exhibition

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The Okavango provides the inspiration behind Christopher Greig’s upcoming exhibition at Charles Greig Jewellers in Johannesburg this August. Alongside the array of gems, Ardmore Design will be showcasing textiles and scatter cushions. Look out for our River Chase design, which features crocodiles and strelitzias - a celebration of life on the water.

Ardmore Ceramic Art have created a host of one-of-a-kind artworks, too. Get set to see hippo riders transporting men in makoros across the Delta as they fish. Birdlife is represented by Pelican, saddle-billed storks, Great White Herons and flamingos. Wild date palm fronds, papyrus and water lillies provide the colour and decorative foil to our animal friends. The energy and lushness of this special area is found in every piece. If you listen carefully, you can hear the cacophony from here… 

The exhibition runs from 16th August - 4th September at Charles Greig, Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

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It's all happening in the Hamptons!

It's all happening in the Hamptons!

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We’re thrilled to be bringing a touch of Africa to the exclusive American seaside resort of the Hamptons. Margaret and Garry Southern will play host to a three-day exhibition and sale of artworks from Ardmore Ceramic Art and textiles from Ardmore Design. Taking place from Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd July, both Fee Halsted and Jonathan Berning will be at the event and look forward to meeting Ardmore fans old and new. For more details, please click here.

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We love haute couture's nod to a fantastical world

We love haute couture's nod to a fantastical world

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According to the Haute Couture shows in Paris last week, fashion is awash with fantasy, petals and pink. Pure escapism was the order of the day, paired with a generous sprinkling of fairytale. There was an elegance and heritage on display, too, all of which resonate strongly with Ardmore Design. It's often noted that fashion and interior trends mirror each other - just look at the elements of our Qalakabusha range above: our very own fantasy world.
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South Africa shines in Paris

South Africa shines in Paris

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Ardmore Design is hugely excited to be part of a new exhibition at the illustrious Parisian department store Le BHV Marais. The event showcases the best in South African fashion and interiors with nearly 40 brands displaying their luxury wares. We love the impact of the store bedecked in SA colours - bringing a distinctly African flavour to the streets of Paris. If you are visiting the French capital, do pop in and enjoy this very special exhibition, which runs until 31 July. 
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Ardmore has it covered for Cole & Son

Ardmore has it covered for Cole & Son

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We knew that our collaboration with British wallpaper house Cole & Son was pretty special. But since its launch in January this year, The Ardmore Collection has exceeded expectations, prompting an amazingly positive response from Ardmore fans and the worldwide press.

Carley Bean, Cole & Son's Head of Design, says, "Working on this collection was an absolute treat. As designers, we were committed to making sure we captured the vibrant narrative of Ardmore pieces and that each paper was as beautifully detailed and considered as the ceramics themselves. The hard work seems to have paid off as customers have been utterly charmed by the vibrancy and wit of the designs. Many have commented that they can’t help but smile when seeing the papers - which is the biggest reward of all."

Pictured here is the exquisite Jabu wallpaper. Named after one of Ardmore's finest artists, Jabu Nene, it features a striking vertical stripe and regal rhinos whose horns are celebrated with intricate markings. 

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Ardmore and Hermès get you beach ready

Ardmore and Hermès get you beach ready

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Look at the latest gorgeousness from Ardmore Artists and Hermès. Following on from the hugely successful collaboration of silk and cashmere scarves, the French fashion house has created a collection of beachwear featuring beach bags, beach towels, swimsuits and sarongs in the stunning Savana Dance design. Summer can't come soon enough...
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Savuti Dance lights up London

Savuti Dance lights up London

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Our Savuti Dance exhibition, which took place last week in London, was a huge success. In the perfect setting of Patrick Mavros' flagship Fulham Road store, a host of people enjoyed over 200 artworks created by the Ardmore Artists and inspired by our new Zambezi Fabric Collection and beautiful Cole & Son wallpaper collaboration.

Fee and the team welcomed many Ardmore fans new and old through the doors, giving them an insight into how the show came together. On display alongside the ceramics were our Zambezi Collection fabrics, scatter cushions and the limited-edition Zambezi sofa, which piqued the interest of many of the interior designers who visited, including design maven Kit Kemp's team. 

Ardmore's Kelly Blakemore said, "It was the first time most people had seen everything together and it made for a brilliant exhibition. It was great to be back sharing Ardmore with our clients and friends there."

 

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