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Monsoon x Denby: Behind the Collections

In 2008 Denby joined forces with fashion giant Monsoon to offer feminine and eclectic decorative designs on a stunning collection of exclusive statement tableware.

Monsoon, founded in 1973, have always championed creativity and craft. Informed by a passion for exploration and tempered by genuine concern for the world around us, they make the exotic accessible.

Combining beautiful fine china with distinctive patterns using original artworks from the Monsoon archive, we have interpreted these into stylish and contemporary collections. Here is an insight into our 10 year long collaboration Monsoon.

2008

The Monsoon Denby partnership is born!

Monsoon arrive with two suitcases full of fabric and clothing to use as inspiration for the new ranges of tableware. Once a fabric had been selected  it is scanned at high resolution and re-drawn by our design team making it suitable for fine china.

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Lucille Teal*

Lucille Teal was an experiment pattern to see what the designs would look like without a background colour. Lucille Teal, Silver and Gold all take inspiration from thew same piece of wallpaper.

Lucille Teal

Veronica*

Veronica was inspired by a piece of fabric and was launched exclusively in House of Fraser and Til Bord, Norway.

Monsoon Veronica

 

Lucille Gold

Lucille Gold features a 1950’s lace inspired delicate gold pattern, Denby’s first time using metallics. It continues to be our best selling Monsoon collection to date.

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Lucille Gold

Chrysanthemum

The design for Chrysanthemum was influenced by a bold 19th century Japanese floral textile print in charcoal and gold.

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Chrysanthemum

2010

Cosmic

A modern revival of a classic paisley print from a hand-painted Monsoon silk blouse in teal, mauve, blue, lime and soft metallics.

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Monsoon Mug Collection

The first mug collection launch included 5 patterned mugs based on a range of wallpaper and lampshades within the Monsoon portfolio.

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2012

Daisy Green*

The Daisy Green floral pattern, inspired by a Monsoon Shoe Bag, went through a range of colour palettes before landing on the final design.

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Lucille Silver

Lucille Teal, Silver and Gold all take inspiration from the same piece of wallpaper. Lucille Silver was a John Lewis exclusive.

Combining the elegance of 1950’s lace patterns with a delicate silver design, Monsoon Lucille is a dinnerware collection that is sophisticated and beautifully stylish.

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2013

 

Chantilly*

The Chantilly pattern taken from a wallpaper sample, was initially designed in both grey and pink colourways. The decision was finally taken to launch the collection in  pink for SS 2013.

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Lustre Glass*

A collection of Lustre Glass was added to the existing ranges in 4 colours, Rose, Silver, Shale and Gold. The range included Red and White Wine Glasses, Champagne Flutes and Large Tumblers.

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Children’s Collection*

This 3 piece gift set including a plate, bowl and mug was designed with children in mind with the original designs taken from a range of Monsoon children’s pyjamas.

2014

Kitchen Collection: Antalya, Cordoba & Bettie*

The Kitchen Collection was a turning point for our design team. Now taking inspiration from Monsoon’s current fashion collections rather than their archives giving the ranges a new, fresh and more casual range and pushing the boundaries of mix and match.

The Kitchen Collection was made up of 3 ranges, Antalya, Cordoba and Bettie.

Antalya

Antalya

Cordoba

Cordoba

Bettie

Bettie

2015

Kyoto

Kyoto was developed from a pattern which was originally used as a panel on a dark charcoal dress. Our design team adapted this to be a softer pattern with more delicate lines and a watercolour palette.

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Filigree Silver

A delicate interpreattion of the traditional filigree pattern, this symmetrical design features shimmering silver on fine, soft cream china.

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2016

Gifting Collection

This collection was designed to offer a gifting solution for all occasions, with five sets available in our 4 most popular patterns.

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2017

Gather

Crafted from beautiful porcelain ceramics, Gather is delicate in design and and appearance but made to last. The soft muted tones of grey, pink. blue and green make it the perfect collection for a casual gathering.

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2018

Fleur

Our newest pattern, Fleur, is a modern take on a classic tableware story. The collection combines a contemporary cobalt blue shade with fine line work and a warm silver shimmer decoration.

The floral design has been styled across a carefully selected range of pieces to suit modern eating and entertaining styles.

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Which collection is your favourite?

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*These ranges have now been discontinued.

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