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