Made in London: eight homeware brands selling everything from ceramics to chairs

London Paper is a London newspaper that focuses on Londoners’ interests. Nothing gives us more joy than discovering and singing the praises for lesser-known brands and independent makers who create wonderful homeware right here. It doesn’t get any more local than this if you are passionate about buying locally-sourced produce. Some pieces in our made in London edit may have been fired in an oven, painted in an attic, or carved in a shop within walking distance to your home. Many homeware brands, even ethical and independent ones, import their stock from abroad. This is because it’s often more cost-effective or practical to build a brand in a particular city. Very few of the items we have are made in the UK. There are many creatives in London. We have artisans, makers, and entrepreneurs. You just have to be patient. Instagram is a great place to start. But platforms for emerging makers like Glassette and The New Craftsmen are also good places to look. You can find out more about some of the homeware brands that are creating homeware right in front of you.Charlotte McLeishWould you like to start a collection other than stamps? Local ceramicists are worth your investment. This cheerful yellow vessel by Charlotte McLeish (GBP450 at The New Craftsmen), is a good place for you to start. charlottemcleish.comHoney Vessell II, GBP450, from Charlotte McLeish / Charlotte McLeish Henry HollandWhen life gives you lemons, put them in a chalice bowl (GBP125 from Liberty) by East London fashion designer turned ‘pot dealer’, Henry Holland. henryhollandstudio.comGreen and blue small chalice bowl, GBP125 from Henry Holland at Liberty / Henry HollandAtelier JessieAnd if your weekend coffee isn’t served in a cherry-red Weekend Mug, handmade by Atelier Jessie (GBP32 from Glassette), is it even worth drinking? @atelierjessieWeekend Mug, handmade by Atelier Jessie, costs GBP32 / Atelier JessieRosi de RuigRosi de Ruig’s lampshades are handmade in London from recycled cotton paper – they’re joyful pleated skirts for your lamp basesrosi-de-ruig.myshopify.comRosi de RuigGergei ErdeiArtist and designer Gergei Erdei’s colourful work is such a mood: his new Italian-inspired Herculaneum collection feels like a holiday at home. Throw this cushion (GBP250 from Gergei Erdei) into a rattan lounger on the balcony and convince yourself you’re in The Med.gergeierdei.comGreco fringed cushion, GBP250 from Gergei Erdei / Gergei ErdeiDomenica MarlandUntil 16th April, you can support another young London-based creative with an eye for a great artist when she sees one. Invest in this large painting (GBP1,950 by Ruby Bateman) from rising art dealer Domenica Marland’s Pimlico pop-up and contemplate who’s betraying whom from the comfort of your sofa.domenicamarland.comBetrayal Part I painting, GBP1,950 from Ruby Bateman at Domenica Marland / Ruby BatemanMythologyIf wood is more your poison of choice, small brand Mythology uses locally-felled British elm and London plane trees for their hand-crafted designs. This elegant lamp, GBP695 by Mythology Furniture, is crafted in East London. mythologyfurniture.comAubrey table lamp, GBP695 from Mythology Furniture / HandoutWilkinson & RiveraHusband-and-wife duo Wilkinson & Rivera make their playful wiggly chairs (GBP2,664 from Wilkinson & Rivera) in East London too. You can definitely put these babies in a corner and they’ll still steal all of the limelight.wilkinson-rivera.comLa Silla chair, walnut, GBP2,664 from Wilkinson & Rivera / Wilkinson & Rivera