The beautiful British interior brands you’ve probably never heard of

Keep ahead of the homeware curve with these lesser-known British brands

Emily Marlin
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EM by Emily Marlin

British Interior Brands - Emily Marlin

EM, founded by Art and Design graduate Emily Marlin, creates limited edition homewares and furniture inspired by the boldness of the 1980s. Featuring vivid neons and quirky shapes, each item is hand-poured using jesmonite to create a chunky and contemporary finish.

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Signature style: raw industrial and tropical tones

We love: the Paradise Side Table and Sherbert Coaster

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MAiK

British Interior Brands - MAiK

Maik-  fondly named after Scottish term meaning equal– creates sustainably sourced and ethically produced kitchenware. Originally based in Brixton but now homed in Edinburgh, the company make coasters, trays and placemats in a family run factory.

Signature style: clean and graphic patterns in striking shades

We love: the handmade birch tray in the Geo Leaf pattern

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Re-found

British Interior Brands - Refound

Whilst not a brand itself, Re-found is the home of reclaimed, recycled and restored homewares of every creation and colour. Set up by fashion designers Jenny Vaughan and Simon Young in 2002, Re-found stocks curated second-hand finds from around the globe and has everything from biscuit cutters to vintage al-fresco dining sets.

Signature style: eclectic and interest-adding

We love: these artisan terracotta vases made ethically in Bangladesh

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Retroart

British Interior Brands - Retroart

Retroart is a Nottingham based oasis for antique lovers, homing an eclectic mix of vintage treats from film posters to decoration. All of the stock dates between the years of 1880 and 1980, and includes restyled period homewares.

Signature style: rare vintage gems and chic restyling

We love: the rare 1950s linen cupboard and the silk Fornasetti cushions made for Liberty

 

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Lucie Sheridan

British Interior Brands - Lucie Sheridan

Bristol based Lucie Sheridan is an illustrator and print maker who creates diverse and dynamic homeware by hand. Her screen prints feature playful portraits of icons like Kate Bush, Bjork, Twiggy and Blondie and her vivid designs are printed on everything from coasters to cards.

Signature style: famous faces and zesty brights

We love: the Kate Bush screen print

 

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Bruce Fine Papers

British Interior Brands - Bruce Fine Wallpapers

Bruce Fine Papers is a small, family run business that creates beautifully intricate block-printed wallpaper. The company designs each wallpaper print by hand, so no two batches are the same, and use traditional methods to recreate historical, timeless motifs. Every piece of wallpaper is made to order, and colours can be customised to meet your wildest interior desires.

Signature style: tradition-steeped designs and beautiful handcrafted quality

We love: their British made rich-coloured prints

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Aire Studio

British Interior Brands - Aire Studio

Aire was set up by Lancashire artist Claire Williams in 2016, and makes fabrics inspired by the windswept moorland surrounding the artists’ home. The soft and romantic hand-painted designs are printed on luxury but robust materials, and are available on wallpaper and soft furnishings too.

Signature style: contemporary magnificence with nostalgic design

We love: the dreamy floral Holcombe cushion

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Melin Tregwynt

British Interior Brands - Melin Tregwynt
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Melin Tregwynt is a woollen mill located in a remote wooded valley on the Pembrokeshire coast. Owned by the family since 1912 but dating back to the 17thcentury, the mill produces sturdy blankets, throws and cushions based on their traditional 1950s designs.

Signature style: premium products championing the roots of old school Welsh weaving

We love: this vintage monochrome design made from 100% lambswool

 Utility

British Interior Brands - Utility Brighton
@utilitybrighton

Brighton brand Utility is the home of classic housewares, full of pieces that were ‘designed so well that they haven’t had to be changed’. Their homewares are undeniably strong, sturdy and functional with an authentic vintage edge – think Bakelite, Duralex and Silvine stationary.

Signature style: comfortingly familiar tried-and-tested style

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We love: the cute Enamel Espresso Mug in Yellow Speckle and the traditional Japanese design tea caddy