“IT'S BEEN REALLY EXCITING TO WORK WITH ROYAL DOULTON AND SEE HOW MY DESIGNS TRANSLATE ON CERAMIC”
Charlene Mullen is a London based homewares designer specialising in textiles and embroidery. From her training in both illustration, print and an established career in the fashion industry, she has successfully turned her talents to designing luxury homewares.
The piece recreates Charlene's favourite London landmarks and icons cast in porcelain and decorated with illustrations in her signature hand-drawn style. Bold monochrome decoration features across all of the buildings with Charlene's favourite dash of red on the world famous London Routemaster bus. Little London is fun and practical; it's a great conversation piece as well as being useful for storage and serving.
The home of the Lord Mayor of London brings to mind Dick Whittington and another famous cat. Set in the heart of the city, it's a building that's both classical and playful, a kind of toy-town temple that sits perfectly in 'Little London'.
Battersea Power Station
Industrial buildings can be beautiful too, as this iconic structure proves; this former coal-fired power station's familiar 'upturned table' silhouette makes it perfect for 'Little London'.
Royal Festival Hall
Charlene's favourite London building, full of inspiring mid-century detail. This elegant concert hall is still as beautiful today as it was when completed for the Festival of Britain in 1951.
Many new skyscrapers have sprung up along London's skyline in recent years, their sleek, soaring lines contrasting with the spires and domes of historic London, while their nicknames - the Gherkin, the Shard - have become part of the language.
The Routemaster Bus
The red Routemaster is London through and through, a symbol of the capital, a brilliant design that's familiar across the world and a perfect way to see the city. All aboard for Ralphie's tour.