John Lewis launches homeware range inspired by V&A Museum

John Lewis has unveiled an exclusive series of decorative pieces for the home, inspired by the collections and interiors within the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).

The range, which aims to capture ‘the creative spirit’ of the London museum of art and design, comprises 18 pieces across tabletop, lighting, furniture, textiles and decorative accessories.

The department store group’s in-house design team, led by home design manager Philippa Prinsloo, worked with the V&A’s licensing team to create the capsule collection.

Highlights include tabletop featuring illustrations inspired by the V&A’s collection of Japanese art and design,

Philippa said: “The original purpose of the V&A was to promote excellence in design and manufacturing, and we wanted to capture this idea.

“Each piece tells the unique story of a certain exhibit or architectural detail within the V&A, and we aim to tell these stories through the way we present this exciting series to our customers – from the way products are presented in our shops through to the packaging of the products themselves. We believe that this is a series of products that you can’t help but fall in love with.”

V&A head of licensing & business development Lauren Sizeland added: “From its earliest days, the V&A has been a place of inspiration for both manufacturers and retailers. We are delighted to be working with John Lewis: another great British heritage brand.

“The designers explored and have taken inspiration from across the breadth of our rich and vast resources, and the range is very well conceived; incorporating traditional crafts and technology, showing great depth and real innovation. The resulting products are really very special.”

The V&A inspired, John Lewis designed series will be available in John Lewis shops and from late August. John Lewis operates 48 John Lewis shops across the UK.


Yama side plates (set of four) £65, Mizu platter £55, Yuri teapot £50, Tobu teacup and saucer £25

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