Rheged’s new Design Shop showcases some of UK’s best makers and designers.
We’ve hand-selected a unique range of design-led homeware, accessories and jewellery, complemented by a selection of art and design books and art materials too.
Our Design Shop is open daily, 9am-5pm.
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Anglepoise X Margaret Howell Collection
In 1932, when vehicle suspension engineer George Carwardine invented an innovative spring, crank and lever mechanism, a blueprint for the first Anglepoise task lamp was born. The Anglepoise lamp has subsequently achieved iconic status and is recognised and admired all around the world.
Esteemed British designer Margaret Howell has frequently championed the Anglepoise lamp, admiring the similar design qualities that are the essence of her clothing: simplicity, functionality, authenticity and timelessness. Following the success of the Yellow Ochre Edition 2012, which was colour-matched to an original 1970’s Anglepoise lamp, the collaboration grew to become a 6-piece collection.
Florence Paintmakers are a small co-operative at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, based at the site of a disused iron ore mine. The artists, Jill Davis, Margie Foots, Jenni Payne Sue Jackson and Liz Redmayne have experimented with various formulae to create a niche range of high-pigment art materials. They are embracing traditional paint-making methods and locally-sourced natural materials at a time when artisan products are increasingly valued.
Rebecca Callis Porcelain
Rebecca loves the informal set table and the familial rituals associated with food and drink, which she conveys in her simple yet elegant ceramics. Growing up in a kind of 1970’s ‘Good Life‘ in the Upper Eden Valley, Cumbria, she unearthed a dislike for boiled parsnips, but also a deep rooted appreciation for the homegrown, handmade, well-crafted, the beauty in natural variation and understated individuality.
Inspiration for Seletti’s range comes from pop imagery, contemporary and modern art, design and the natural world, creating a collection that elevates a space and makes it original and unique. Animals, everyday objects and even food are turned into surprisingly shaped lampshades, ceramics and glassware.
British Colour Standard
Discovering an old colour dictionary in an Oxfam shop began a journey to re-establish this long forgotten brand. A treasure trove of colour & rich history first established 1931, Jackie Piper & Victoria Whitbread acquired & accurately scanned original colour dictionaries, inspiring a colour palette for a range of eco paints and striking interior accessories and ceramics.
Peter Hall & Son
The Lakes Distillery
A distillery becomes part of a community, something which is especially important in rural communities where jobs can be hard to find. The Lakes Distillery, based at a 160 year old farmstead on the banks of the River Derwent, now employs 70 local people. The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.2 is an intense and robust expression, bottled at cask strength (60.9% ABV) and matured in the finest, meticulously sourced PX, red wine and bourbon casks.
Miles Moore Ceramics
Taylor Made Ceramics
Gemma is a creative ceramicist based in the very north of Lancashire, with views of Cumbria and North Yorkshire from her workshop situated in the Lune Valley only six miles from Kirkby Lonsdale. Her current collection works with the exploration of traditional making techniques and modern technology, together this allows her to use the materials she loves to achieve the intricate and detailed textured patterns in her work.
Rico Designs Soap Making Sets
Make your own bespoke homemade soaps for gifting, or bring together a set of moulds, soap bases and colourants in one of Rico’s striking paper bags to create a unique crafting kit as a gift for friends or family.
The Kaweco Sport was first designed in 1911; as a pocket fountain pen which could be carried everywhere. Based on an octagonal design with an oversized cap, Kaweco Sport fountain pens measure only 10.5cm when closed, but when the cap is mounted on top of the barrel they grow into a 13cm long, standard-sized pen, hence the slogan: “Small in the pocket, large in the hand“.