Bertioli and Bell Hutley have collaborated to launch a range of tableware inspired by a shared love of nature.
The collaboration has evolved from a shared desire to tell the story of nature’s pollinators and to celebrate their magic. This collection of limited edition tableware, illustrated by Bell Hutley and Caryn Hibbert and designed by Milly Hibbert, celebrates the vital partnerships between flora and fauna. The collection is part of the Bertioli-wide commitment to ‘1% for the Planet’*.
Inspired by nature, Caryn and Milly Hibbert design simple, beautiful products for everyday living that inspire a connection to the land and nourish both people and the planet. The range includes Homeware, Womenswear, Interiors, Breathing and Beauty.
Bell Hutley is a London-based artist and designer. Bell is known for her darkly romantic aesthetic, whimsical illustrations and arresting use of colour inspired by nature, children’s literature, and folklore.
Since launching her namesake brand in 2018, Bell Hutley has striven to tell stories through her bold and fierce designs. Her creations are like works of art – to keep and treasure for years to come. Her collections are available to buy via her website, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols, Chairish, and The Goldbourne Shop, amongst others.
Bell’s illustrations of key pollinators were used as inspiration for Caryn to paint botanical habitats designed to complement and embrace each species; a forest of intricate nettles for the Tiger Moth, Sea Buckthorn for a Brimstone Butterfly and a pond of Water Lilies for the ethereal Dragonfly.
Bell Hutley said: “…nature is my biggest inspiration – it runs through everything I create. I have felt a strong bond to the outside world from a young age, having been lucky enough to grow up spending endless days foraging as a child.
“This collection has been the most enjoyable journey, not only because of a shared connection with nature but also working side-by-side with Caryn and Milly and seeing both our creative drawings and designs merge and come to life as one”.
Of the collection, Milly Hibbert said: “I wanted to capture these fragile ecosystems by harnessing the creative talents of both Bell and my Mother to create unique table settings that will inspire a love of nature and highlight the beauty, intricacy and fragility of ecology”.
Caryn Hibbert added: “To have the opportunity to work with Bell to create collaborative artworks that capture the critical relationship between wildlife and their surroundings was both thought-provoking and inspiring”.
The Bertioli & Bell Hutley collection includes Table linen, Napkins, Napkin Rings, Place Mats, Trays & Tumblers.
A Mother and Daughter team, Bertioli is the sibling brand of Thyme – a haven of restorative calm. Nestled in the heart of the Cotswold village of Southrop, this quintessentially English country destination is an enclosed collection of restored 17th-century farm buildings, houses and cottages.
Together with the Ox Barn restaurant, this ‘village within a village’ comprises the Baa bar; Meadow Spa; pool & botanical bothy; boutiques selling Bertioli by Thyme silkwear, tableware & beauty products; cookery school; farm, kitchen gardens, orchards and water meadows; cottages for private hire and the stunning Tithe Barn for events and exhibitions.