That’s right folks; the brand new Linea by Michelle Mason collection has landed in House of Fraser. We took a few moments to discuss it with the designer herself…
We love your new homeware collection; can you tell us what inspired you this season?
It started with sketches of little starbursts inside seedpod motifs – similar to anatomical cross sections of flowers in natural history books. I then developed it further with drawings of poppy heads and repeating patterns of sections through germinating seeds. I’m very inspired by the clean, flat graphics of mid-century design and this season’s collection for House of Fraser is inspired by that interest with my own slant to bring the look up to date.
Linea by Michelle Mason Seed pod set of 3 tea towels
- What are your favourites in your new collection?
My favourites are the storage jars with the wooden lids. I covet a set for my kitchen when they come into stock later this month.
We can see that this new line is all about refreshing the kitchen, what do you love about your own kitchen?
My kitchen is still quite new as we had it put in less than 3 years ago when we first moved here (London Fields in Hackney, London). I like the monochrome look of the black work tops and white bistro style tiles.
– What tips would you give to refresh any room for the spring season?
For the spring season it’s always nice to add some refreshing colour after the short, dark days of winter. The fresh gold and yellows in this new collection would be an ideal way to inject some colour and pattern – especially in the kitchen where we tend to spend most of our time.
– You started your own business in 2006, what made you decide to create your own brand?
Since I was little I dreamed of running my own design business and when I was made redundant from a web design and media career I saw an ideal opportunity to set up on my own.
I’ve always worked in the creative industries – my first degree was Illustration (Chelsea College of Art) and my Masters degree (Central St Martins) was Web and Graphic Design so I had a lot of hands on experience, which helped enormously.
– And finally, how would you describe your collection in 3 words?
Modern, uplifting and fresh