In 1882, Alfred and Frederick Johnson created a partnership known as the Johnson Brothers. The British tableware manufacturer and exporter was situated in Hanley, the largest of the Six Towns which joined together to form the city of Stoke-on-Trent, lovingly known as the Potteries in England.
In 1968 Johnson Brothers became part of the Wedgwood Group until recently, when fifth generation Emily and her father Christopher Johnson formed 1882 Ltd.
1882 Ltd is a testament of the long history and expertise of the Johnson's family business with a new mission to champion inventively designed ceramic products from lighting to domestic ware.
We are delighted to present you Emily Johnson’s elegant range of Fine bone china lights “Bone” and “Ribbed” along with the stunning home ware range “Crockery” from designer Max Lamb.
Each piece is handcrafted by local artisans in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
As the fifth generation of the pottery family that founded Johnson Brothers, Emily has an unescapable passion for ceramics and for their continued production in England.
Having lived in Southern California for eight years Johnson is fascinated by light and the way it affects our lives and wellbeing. The first collection for 1882 Ltd. were the much heralded lights entitled ‘Bone’ - bisque and rumbled white bone china vessels offering a diffused illumination which celebrate the translucency of the fine bone china.
Johnson’s intention is to take a very traditional material and approach it in a modern way.
Please contact us for further information related to Emily's range.
Bone and Ribbed Pendant Light
Bone and Ribbed Table Light
London-based Max Lamb was born in Cornwall, England. An upbringing that imbued him with a love of nature and a creative spirit which have manifested in his practice as designer and maker.
He graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2006, was named Designer of the Future at Design Miami/Basel in 2008 and continues to both produce and exhibit his work internationally.
Lamb is known for creating beautifully crafted pieces that have materials and traditional processes at their core. He looks to design products that stimulate dialogue between maker, product and user through a visual simplicity that effectively communicates the obvious.
'Crockery', a collection of fine bone china tableware cast from moulds carved by Lamb, is testament to his maxim to use materials honestly and processes transparently, to give both their own voice rather than impose his aesthetic.
Please contact us for further information related to Max's range.
Crockery by Max Lamb