Rory Dobner is a British artist and lifestyle brand that will be at the top of your list when it comes to updating the usual or when you’re in need of a unique item to gift. Why? It’s because each plate, mug, napkin, or teapot carries a whimsical drawing of a cat with monocles, a sunglass-wearing elephant, or a giraffe eating cake among many others.
It reminds me a little bit of Alice in Wonderland, and I honestly do believe that each piece isn’t just homeware, it’s functional art. Dobner, the artist, traveled all over the world to hone his skills after graduating from Central St.Martins. His commissioned work and interior design portfolio contain projects with established labels like Christian Dior, Agent Provocateur, and Nike.
Currently based in London, Dobner produced his first book The Ink House, inspired by the taxidermy he’s collected from his travels all over the world. These are what you see in the homeware as well, which is carried in Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, and Williams-Sonoma.
Below, you’ll see how I created a video with my team to showcase these Rory Dobner pieces. Yes, Rory Dobner is here in the Philippines! Get it at Xception, a unique lifestyle boutique located in Makati. Follow them on Instagram: @xception.ph