Home is really where the Art is...

Selections from our collection of design for the home
14 August, 2019
Home Design - sculpture by Gary Breeze
Home Design - sculpture by Gary Breeze
Many of the makers currently in Festival, our pop-up exhibition in the Stables at Houghton Hall, produce handmade objects for a domestic setting. Their work appeals to those who wish to make their home feel more tailored to their personal circumstances. From hand turned wooden bowls, tables, cutting boards, candlesticks and bookstands made by Tim Plunkett, to mid-century inspired pepper and salt mills and Pi stools by Par Avion, to Steve Gore Rowe's colourful and comforting hand turned wooden bowls, to ceramic vessels, dishes and lamp bases from ceramisists like Karen Downing, Laura Huston, Ros Arrowsmith and Michael Woods.

About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.