It’s not every day you can give a museum piece as a gift. But our tableware range, Form 1382, is just that. Considered a classic of modern design by both the V&A and MOMA it is part of their permanent collections.Read More
Do you lay the table or do you serve from the hob and then grab cutlery, glasses, the salt, etc., in random increments as you attempt to eat?
I ask because I put myself firmly in the latter camp. Even though I should know better.
It was my German granny who taught me how to lay the table. She would do so with proper linen napkins in napkin rings. But my granny had an advantage- laying a nice table was in her blood. They even have a word for it in German. It’s called “Tischkultur”.Read More
My mum was a proponent of the Japanese idea that inanimate objects are our equals. She once apologised to her chocolate digestive after it slipped from her fingers to the floor. “Sorry biscuit”, she exclaimed with genuine regret.Read More
Spiero sources high quality homewares from Germany. We deal solely in German products, not just because they are beautifully designed and expertly made. There’s another reason.Read More
I love stumbling upon obscure exhibitions in quiet corners of cities. Recently in London I found a display of household objects at The German Historical Institute (which is worth a visit for the staircase alone).
The show was called “Things we keep” and was the result of a Kings College project which asked German expats to reveal the treasured possessions they had brought with them to England.Read More
Contrary to what you might think, “Made in Germany” is not simply a German conceit. In fact it was a British invention.Read More
Sometimes your home just needs a little lift. This is especially true in January when all the Christmas lights and sparkles have been put away. It can suddenly seem very bare. The simple antidote to this is flowers and candles.Read More