16 July 2024, 21:35
By Furniture News Apr 29, 2024

Habitat unveils 60th anniversary collection

Habitat has announced an upcoming collection in collaboration with a line-up of top design minds, launching in May.

The 60 Years of Design collection is in celebration of the brand’s 60th birthday, and includes 60 exclusive design stories that have been curated for the modern home, with a range of furniture, tableware, textiles and accessories championing the brand’s past, present and future as one of Britain’s best-loved home and furniture retailers.

Habitat has united icons of the design scene including Sebastian Conran, Felix Conran, Margo Selby and Tord Boontje, with emerging talent such as artist and designer Simone Brewster, ceramicist Silvia Kamodyova and furnituremaker Planq.

Alongside the guest collaborators, the Habitat in-house design studio has reimagined classics from the brand’s extensive archives, as well as conceiving new and thoughtful pieces that represent future collectibles, and the next generation of design.

To round off the collection, Habitat has leveraged its long-standing relationship with the New Designers graduate show by inviting two former exhibitors, Callum Hall and Guy Selwood-Miller, to join the 60th collective.

“Habitat is renowned for flying the flag of British design, and to celebrate the last 60 years, we have collaborated with designers who are leaders in their fields as well as those who are setting future trends," says Habitat's head of design, Andrew Tanner.

"Celebrating the past, present and future, we have revisited and reimagined some of our most iconic products. The 60 Years of Design collection brings together a historic palette of primary colours, tactility and new materials to champion the next 60.”​

Collection highlights include furniture made from recycled denim by Netherlands-based Planq, hand-painted terracotta ceramics by Sylvia Kamodyova, and the Compass Table lamp by Sebastian Conran, which explores how light travels through translucent materials and illustrates how light forms can be both functional and sculptural.

The 60 Years of Design collection also heralds the return of archive designs, reinvigorated with a modern-day twist by Habitat’s in-house design studio. Highlights include the 1964 Chicken Brick, Larsa bistro chairs and sculptural Ribbon light that originally launched in 2004 and has since become a collectible.

“Since 1964, Habitat has been making outstanding and accessible design for all, the 60 Years of Design collection is symbolic of this credibility, upholding our ethos of producing thoughtful, inventive, and affordable homeware and furniture," says clothing, home and furniture director, Christine Kasoulis. "The affordable price points are essential to ensure that we continue to provide an interior destination for everyone, and we are proud to have the full Habitat offering available to more people in the UK than ever before, via habitat.co.uk, Sainsbury’s stores and Argos."


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