Objects Of Design #124: Sophie Conran for Portmeirion

Nothing is completely symmetrical in this set

Yes, another member of the uber-talented Conran family pops up. This time it’s Sophie, daughter of Sir Tel, who has created this range of crockery for Portmeirion. It’s all white and none of the plates or bowls are completely perfectly round, which pleases me. In an age where everything is under pressure to be perfect and when supermarkets reject carrots and tomatoes for being irregularly-shaped, I like the fact that these have been deliberately designed to buck that trend.

Although the china is delicate they have been designed to go from oven to table and from dishwasher to cupboard. from around £10

Tags : portmeirionsophie conranwhite crockery
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.