In the few years since it was founded, British website Made.com has become one of my go-to places for stylish yet affordable furniture and lighting: Scandi-style sofas, sleek dining tables, striking floor lamps, beds and bookcases… I’ve always associated the brand with larger items and online shopping, so I was intrigued to discover that not only does it also sell a wide range of smaller home accessories, it’s also opened pop-up stores in Brighton, Edinburgh and now Bristol.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the Bristol shop last week: a dinner with a group of fellow bloggers, catered by the team at soon-to-open restaurant DELA Bristol. The styling was beautiful, with flickering candlelight and beautiful Made.com tableware, and the food delicious – a Nordic tasting menu of pickled beetroot and quails’ eggs, wild mushroom and tarragon soup, raspberry-cured gravalax, warm cauliflower salad, mounds of cheese, and poached pear with a rosé reduction.
The event was also a wonderful opportunity to take a close-up look at some of Made.com’s wonderful designs, many of which are inspired by iconic pieces from the last few decades. Here’s a round-up of some of my favourites…
‘Scott’ three-seater sofa in deep grey (£799), ‘Alana’ brass side table (£69), ‘Neva’ mohair throw (£89) and ‘Neva’ mohair cushion (£35)
‘Chill’ jug (£15) and ‘Salem’ water glasses (£10 for a set of four)
‘Aurelia’ copper alarm clock (£15) and ‘Fjord’ dining chairs (£99 for a set of two)
Grey and brass ‘Birgen’ wall clock (£29), ‘Agnes’ grey and black cylinder vase (£29) and ‘Halla’ matte black earthenware vase (£25)
‘Newberg’ 16-piece cutlery set with matte-gold finish (£119), ‘Dayton’ 16-piece cutlery set with mirror-polish or brushed finish (£65), and ‘Silverton’ 16-piece cutlery set with pewter finish (£89)
‘Salem’ champagne flutes, red wine glasses and white wine glasses (all £12 for a set of four)
‘Verona’ candleholders, available in copper, brass and textured black metal (£8 for the small single candlestick, £10 for the large single, £15 for the double and £20 for the triple)
‘Plume’ pendant lamp and Plumen 001 bulb in smoke grey (£99)
‘Frame’ chair in ‘grass’ or ‘blush’ velvet (£599)
Top image shows ‘Mabel’ pendant light in smoked glass and white marble (£129).
Just head over to Made.com to see the full range, or visit the pop-ups in Bristol (Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus) or Edinburgh (17 Dundas Street) before 5th February 2017.
All images via Made.com