Iris Apfel Collaborates with NudeGlassware on an Interior Collection

Annabel Harrison

14 September 2018

American businesswoman, interior designer and nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel and Nude Glassware have teamed up for a year-long campaign

I love accessories and dress in colour, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think simple,” Iris explains, of the partnership.

14 September 2018 | Annabel Harrison

On paper, it’s not the most obvious pairing. Nude, an Istanbul-based design brand whose glassware is used by the likes of Soho House, champions the philosophy ‘simple is beautiful’. 97-year-old Iris Apfel is a walking embodiment of ‘more is more’. However, they have found enough common ground to embark on a year-long worldwide campaign; Nude selected the irrepressible Apfel to highlight the brand's "disruptive side."  

“As you can see I am hardly a minimalist. I love to layer accessories and dress in colour, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think simple,” Iris explains, of the partnership. “Nude is my simplicity, simplicity is a state of mind, and I think simple is beautiful.”


With its current product portfolio ranging from hand-crafted decorative objects and statement tableware to softly-shaped lighting, Nude will launch products throughout the year, including a range of customised collectibles, inspired by Iris’s idiosyncratic style. Along with these, including Tomas Kral’s ergonomic Beak collection, reimagined in acid bright colours and bold stripes, Nude will launch a unique glass Iris doll, designed by revered American designer Harry Allen.

Iris Apfel and Nude glassware, with a shared commitment to originality, would both would be exceedingly welcome at our next dinner party. 

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