Richard Brendon partners with Corinthia London to create bone china collection

British designer Richard Brendon has partnered with Corinthia London to create a new collection of bone china tableware to celebrate the hotel’s tenth anniversary.

Corinthia Rose will be used for banqueting and other special occasions, from weddings and Bar Mitzvahs to corporate functions or awards ceremonies.

Throughout the design process, The Corinthia’s Managing Director Thomas Kochs and Richard Brendon worked closely together to create a design that would elegantly and effortlessly work for any special occasion. Corinthia London seamlessly brings modern luxury to a historic building, so Brendon approached this project by drawing inspiration from the past and reinterpreting it into a timeless design.

Both were drawn to the floral designs from the Georgian era, however the traditional patterns were deemed overly fussy and colourful, so Richard Brendon worked to refine the pattern for a contemporary setting. The result was his first ever floral design for one of London’s most celebrated hotels.

The design includes a small, closed rosebud as the hero motif, which is applied both as a repeat pattern on the accent pieces and individually on the plates and saucers. In addition, the designer has taken inspiration from the scalloped patterns often seen on porcelain from the early 19th century and included these to frame each piece.

As with all of his bone China collections, Richard Brendon has worked closely with his team of craftspeople in Stoke-on-Trent to produce the collection. In addition to being individually handmade, each piece has been carefully decorated with 24 carat gold, to bring luxury and elegance to every event hosted at the renowned hotel.

The making of the collection was showcased in Channel 4’s documentary Britain’s Most Luxurious Hotels on 6 June 2021, where viewers got a sneak peek into the pair’s design sessions and behind the scenes craftsmanship footage at the pottery in Stoke-on-Trent.