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Sunday 10 May 2009

{Orla Kiely - office inspiration}

Orla's Office. Image: Rachael Smith,

Office spaces are all too often considered work-only places and therefore end up becoming dumping grounds for paperwork and various other uninspiring paraphernalia. Over at Bright.Bazaar we love to see an office space that's not only practical, but also effortlessly inspiring. Orla Kiely's  office (shown above) is proof that offices can be creative and yet functional at the same time. Kiely's colourful personality shines through here, just as it does in her gorgeous fabric designs. The industrial bright green sideboard works so well to offset the feminine prints and designs that fill her office.

Cushion covered in Orla Kiely's Multi Stem print. Image, Orla

Based in a purpose built, three-storey building in Clapham, South London, the design business is a haven for creativity, where down-to-earth boss Orla likes to work at the same level as her staff. "There are six of us based here and we do everything on the design side, from coming up with initial concepts to creating finished products, including clothes, accessories and homeware. We're a team so even though I'm in charge, I didn't want a grand, hierarchical desk," Kiely explained in a recent interview with The Observer's Charlotte Abrahams. Bright.Bazaar loves this philosophy and thinks it's high time we invested in some colourful new Orla Kiely bits...just in time for summer! Here's what we've got our eye on:

Car Park pillowcase covers from Orla Kiely. Image, Orla


  1. How I would love to just move straight on in there. Sigh.

  2. Oh I know, isn't it just dreamy? If my office was like that I don't think I could ever have a bad day at work!

  3. Certainly wouldn't care if I did - far too distracted :-)


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