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A celebration of collaboration, considered craftsmanship & unique design. 


Nara Cambridge has come together with award-winning designer and illustrator Rory Hutton to create a range of delightfully decorated table linens celebrating one of Britain's most important ceramics collections.

Rory Hutton is considered to be one of today's most exciting designers - a 'rising star' according to The English Home magazine.  


This, his latest design, offers heritage motifs with a modern twist - playing with pattern and colour, and featuring a series of ten teapots inspired by the ceramics of Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum. 

Rory Hutton pictured with Alexandra, Founder of Nara Cambridge at the Fitzwilliam Museum. 

The design process began with Rory spending Sundays sketching tea pots at the Fitzwilliam Museum, before transferring his drawings onto Lino. 


With the support of our talented team of artisans we worked with Rory to bring his designs to life using hand-carved wood blocks, natural dyes and traditional printing techniques. The collection includes a tablecloth, matching napkins and tea towels and has been made using the finest cotton and created to complement contemporary living. 

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"Intended originally to be used in the home, it is charming to think of these teapots once again adorning people's tables".

Helen Ritchie, Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary Applied Arts,

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

We are thrilled to have been asked to work with Rory who's back catalogue includes designs for many of the UK’s most prestigious arts, heritage, and cultural organisations including the V&A, the National Portrait Gallery, the Wallace Collection, Kew Gardens, and the Royal Opera House. Earlier this year he was invited by His Majesty King Charles III’s Highgrove Estate and Westminster Abbey to create designs to mark the Coronation.

Discover our charming collaboration 

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