Since the closure of his named store in 2008 Thorsten van Elten had kept an online presence with Theo, a website for the quirky and collectable in a small way, he has now expanded the selection and is giving the site a lot more attention, even cooking us all a Black Forest Gateau to his grandmother’s recipe for his recent open day!
The store was known amongst design afficianado’s as the place to find the latest and coolest items hot from the design fairs.
New items for this winter such as the crinkled glasses and jug by Rob Brandt mix with old favourites such as the pigeon light by Ed Carpenter and woolly sheep by Hanns-Peter Krafft and there is a multitude of smaller gift items to choose from including a great selection of Donna Wilson goodies (more on Donna later this week). Children’s tablewear, tin and wood toys and even the most sophisticated times table you have ever seen also play a part in his selections.
By the way Theo is his middle name, so he’s keeping his name in there still, and the store has a very nifty canvas shopper free while stocks last for orders over £50 too.
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