RENOWNED Chester designer Nick Munro has been commissioned by John Lewis to come up with an Olympic-themed homeware range.
Nick, who is based in Commonhall Street, is delighted to have been invited to produce the limited edition souvenir items, which are endorsed by the Olympic Committee.
Made in Sheffield, the high class ware includes an elegant tea service which takes its inspiration from the discus and includes a teapot, creamer and sugar bowl.
There is also a pair of graceful salad tongs modelled on rowers’ oars and a set of six teaspoons based on a series of iconic Olympic events – javelin, long jump, archery and weightlifting.
Nick said: “We all wanted to create an Olympic 2012 collection that had longevity and integrity, something to mark the occasion, items for home that would not only be desirable but useful too.
“It was also important that it said something about us Brits in terms of style and quality.
“I am very proud of these designs and I hope that the collection will appeal to everyone – people from home as well as our overseas visitors – a rather cool souvenir of a great occasion.”
Sue Chiverton, buyer, premium gifts & cutlery, John Lewis, said: “The John Lewis 2012 collection provides our customers with something that’s more than just a little bit special.
“As a limited edition and therefore very collectable as well as simply beautiful homeware, we think it will be very popular. Working with Nick is always a pleasure – our long and successful association with him always results in great products and the 2012 collection is no exception.”
A graduate of engineering and design from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, and the Royal College of Art, Nick's signature interiors collection is constantly expanding and now includes silver, pewter, ceramics, glass, furniture and stainless steel.