Ceramics purveyor Have You Met Miss Jones has a new range out for summer, inspired by its founder Jennifer Jones’ recent trip to Paris. “The eclectic streets of the Marais district really motivated me to design this range,” she says. “I stayed near the oldest planned square in Paris, the Place des Vosges and wandered the streets of the historic arrondissement, soaking up its quirky yet classic vibe.”
Titled ‘Le Marais’ after Paris’ most stylish quarter, the new range features graphic patterns (including stripes and polka dots) and quirky faces too — my favourite part of the collection. ‘Mr Jacques’ and ‘Madame Daisy’ were inspired by the Parisians that fill the streets of Le Marais and have been made into gorgeous vases and hanging planters.
“Everything from the street art to the cafes, to the chic fashion and bold storefronts spoke to me and I knew it would translate into a great collection for the Have You Met Miss Jones customer,” says Jennifer, who found inspiration in the store fronts too. “They provided endless detail that was ripe for reinvention on bowls and trays in the prints and plains range,” says Jennifer.
Known for their beautiful handmade ceramics, that often have a seventies vibe, the Sydney brand is always looking at ways to change things up. “With the roots of the brand firmly planted in ceramics we are always pushing the envelope of how we can reinvent the medium. When designing our products, we always ask three questions: Is it functional? Is it beautiful? And, does it make us smile?” says Jennifer.