About the Brand
Based in London, Richard Brendon was launched in 2013 with the intention of creating a contemporary and timeless tableware collection, produced entirely by master craftsmen and heritage industries around the world.
Our products are designed to challenge peoples perceptions of what traditional materials, such as bone china and cut crystal, look like and to maximise the pleasure of food and drink.
We work with some of the finest hotels, restaurants and interior designers around the world bringing fine bone china and crystal barware to a whole new audience. Our stockists include Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman and Lane Crawford. We supply hotels such as Rosewood, Four Seasons and Gleneagles. We are keen collaborators and often create bespoke designs for our clients, you can see some recent examples on our Partnerships page.We believe in the power of collaboration, because when experts in different fields come together it is possible to create something truly magnificent.
At Richard Brendon, we seek out the finest possible materials and work with master craftspeople to produce products of the highest possible quality. We care deeply about the provenance of our products and are committed to working with, and supporting, the heritage craft industries that make our goods. By bringing together contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship, we believe it is possible to create timeless collections.
About the Founder
While studying product design, Richard Brendon had a simple but beautiful idea. This idea became his signature Reflect collection and provided the platform to launch his brand in 2013.
Richard is native to Notting Hill and attended design school while working at a pub on Portobello Road. Every Saturday morning Richard saw this well-known road burst into life, as antique dealers from far and wide descended on the market to peddle their wares. As a designer, Richard’s insatiable curiosity was piqued by the plethora of unusual objects that surrounded him.
Richard has had an affinity for ceramics ever since his mother took him to pottery classes as a child, however, it was the famous Portobello Market which developed his keen interest for antique British porcelain. Richard soon realised that, due to teacups breaking so frequently, there was a surplus of beautiful antique saucers, and he wanted to make these orphan saucers relevant and valuable again.
Richard’s idea was to produce mirrored cups to sit on the antique saucers, allowing the pattern to be reflected in the cup, and thus uniting them as a perfect couple. After a trip to Stoke-on-Trent, and a couple of prototypes later, Richard was ready to exhibit his idea at his graduate design exhibition. To his surprise, his simple idea received critical acclaim and Richard was soon supplying many of the most prestigious retailers in the world.
From here, Richard has had the opportunity to work with some of the finest British brands and expand his remit to include striking and modern designs in crystal.