Atissu atissu….

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Described as a “little bit of lovely every day” these tissue boxes are designed by Samantha Dumont who is exhibiting at Home today. Now I’ll be honest, pretty tissue boxes weren’t high on my list of must haves but actually I think these are rather great. And tissues are generally much softer and nicer to use than loo roll, let’s be honest.

Also, as I do keep banging on about details then this is surely one of those details that can make a difference. Samantha has concentrated on the details too. As she says: “Our mission is to give people lovely items for their home, so we don’t advertise on the side of the packs like other brands. Once the pack is open, the logo isn’t out on display, keeping the design aesthetic pure.”

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There are other details I like too; the design isn’t wrapped around the package but each side is individual so you can choose which side to display. In addition most tissue boxes have visible joins on the sides, which cut right through the design. Atissu use full-flap sides to provide a bigger canvas which makes the most of the artwork.

Perfect for a guestroom or bathroom, Samantha’s ten designs are made in Britain using ethical suppliers and responsibly sourced materials and everything is printed locally (to her at least) in London.

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Atissu also wants to work with designers, illustrators and graphic artists so you never know, if you’ve got some ideas perhaps you should get in touch.

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For those who know about such things, the tissues are three ply, the packaging is sustainable and you can order it all either at Home today or direct from the website from 20 January.

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In addition to a stand at Home, the company was also selected for Spotted at Top Drawer. Designed and curated by Charlotte Abrahams who selected 11 brands as part of the New Talents zone.


The one above is called Flamingo and is perhaps my favourite given the colours, but I’m also quite keen on the Periodic Table at the top.


The boxes cost £4.50 by the way. What do you think?

Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.


  1. I bought 9 boxes just before Christmas… Atissu did a lovely pop up event at northandsouth gallery in north London. I gifted a few to close friends who I knew would love them and 4 rooms in my house look a little bit lovelier everyday thanks to Atissu. I expect we’ll be seeing them in gorgeous homeware shops everywhere soon! Good luck to Samantha and her team.

  2. Saw Atissu at Spotted yesterday, totally tickled me and lovely to see you post on her. I fear I am going to be particular now when reaching out for a tissue … knowing these super designs are out there and I’ve got supermarket own brand yuck!
    x Marisa

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