ambiente 2017: following a teaser of four lifestyle mugs in late 2016, royal doulton have partnered up with ellen degeneres to craft a full tableware collection. named ‘ED ellen degeneres’, the dining set sources the world renowned television host’s appreciation for mid-century artists and designers,  fusion of natural materials and finishes, and the talents of handmade african themes. the result is a unique assembly of eight different tableware designs, where artisanal qualities are at its forefront.

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the cobalt blue chevron collection
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with its worldwide debut at the ambiente 2017 fair in frankfurt, germany, royal doulton’s ‘ED ellen degeneres’ collection follows two color directions; blue or neutral, and features a range of playful accents. its mix and match set enables consumers to configure details and characteristics of various designs, resulting in tableware sets that truly express their own personality. the eight designs range from blue polar dots to taupe stripes, and cave paintings to cobalt blue chevrons. in total, the collaborative collection, which will be available from march 2017, is categorized as either textured tableware, brush stroke tableware, or as mix & match sets.

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ellen’s style and personality are key elements of the range

 

established in london, UK, in 1815, royal doulton are a leading tableware and interiors manufacturer, who produce dinnerware to wedding gifts, and decorative collectables to urban wall art. described as original and unconventional, the brand have previously collaborated with a range of high-profile professionals and designers, including gordon ramsay, baber & osgerby, hemingway design, and many more.

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brushed glaze soft white 16 piece set

 

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brushed glaze charcoal grey mugs

 

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the love signature gift sets

 

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the partnership was announced in october 2016 with the launch of five mugs

 

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the traupe strip collection at royal doulton’s stand at ambiente 2017
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the full collection will be available from march 2017
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