Hussein Chalayan MBE is an innovative designer famed for his meticulous, multi-disciplinary and minimalist approach. Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, he graduated from Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London in 1993. British fashion boutique Browns bought up his graduation collection to exhibit in their window. He soon established his independent design label in 1994 and by 1997 was designing TSE's New York Collection. His contribution to the fashion industry is widely recognised. Twice voted British Designer of the Year, Chalayan was named one of the top 100 fashion icons of all time by Time Magazine. He was appointed Head of Fashion at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2014, a post he held for five years. His work appears in some of the most famous museums in the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, and is worn by fans of bold fashion, from Bjork to Lady Gaga.
The Poly Breakfast Set, made from porcelain and in white, black, and beige, reflects Chalayan’s modern perspective. The interlocking circles allow plates and cups to be linked with one another in different ways, giving consumers the creative freedom to shape their breakfast table according to taste. The concept marries catwalk fashion with architecture cloaked in a range of colours.
The Digital Pearl single dinnerware set, made from ground pearl, exhibits Chalayan’s artistic vision. Each piece stacks together perfectly to create an eye-catching pyramid, that’s both functional and contemporary. It’s irresistible to hosts looking to add a touch of playful performance to their dinner table.