The Coolest New Ceramics Are Designed by Virgil Abloh
This is how you turn tradition on its head.
Published Aug 14, 2019 12:45 PM
Virgil Abloh has interiors on his mind. The zeitgeist-y designer—who is the mastermind behind streetwear label Off-White, if you’re unfamiliar—has launched a new home collection of minimalist textiles and Delftware-inspired ceramics, Surface reports. Of course, it’s as cool as you’d imagine.
Like his clothing designs, Abloh’s decor toes the line between irreverent and innovative: towels emblazoned with Home and dishes that cheekily denote the brand’s name amid quaint illustrations of nature. The ceramics express a strangely satisfying duality of modern materialism meets 17th-century tradition. What could be more contemporary than that?
This rule-breaking approach extends to the styling of the collection, and we’d all be smart to take note of the balance of classic and quirky for our own homes. Sitting atop sleek marble tables, the delicate blue-and-white plates and mugs are paired with ribbed glassware for a casual-cool dining setup. In the bathroom, the elegant ceramics make ordinary objects like toothbrushes look a little fancier—but not too much!—on the edge of the sink.
This isn’t Abloh’s first segue into the home sphere. Earlier this summer, he released a small collaboration with Swiss design brand Vitra that included a chair, a light fixture, and an orange branded cinder block (now that’s a covetable piece of merch if we’ve ever seen one), in addition to designing an installation for Art Basel.
Prices are in the $95 to $635 range, and the collection will be available to shop online September 1. But if you can’t wait and you happen to be in Greece, you can get it now at the Off-White store in Mykonos—after all, it will surely sell out in a flash.