Does the world need another new anything is a question I asked myself while working on this suite and I believe we need things that are a delight to touch, that are as beautiful as they are dutiful and work independently if the suite is split as successfully as they do together.
During Covid, the joy I found in growing my own food and sharing it with those I love was the catalyst, honouring the mastery of Italian terracotta as my muse.
Growing your own food is one of the most powerful things a person or household can do, and yet traditionally it has fallen into the daggy, unaesthetic or ‘oatmeally’ category. I wanted to challenge that preconception.
The idea of fusing items that are beautiful and tabletop-worthy as well as truly functional and useful was the goal. But the real cherry on top is the way the pieces work with the seasons. When it’s not sprout season, these pieces work individually or assembled in different ways to make a cake stand, serving plates, a dinner set and colander. The options are endless.
This suite will never fall – all the pieces are extremely hard-working. When not in service, they fit together perfectly; when they are used, they are single-minded and independently beautiful.
Terracotta is not only incredibly beautiful, it offers many advantages when it comes to growing food; unfired it is incredibly porous, it negates root rot and makes for prosperous propagating. The joy of witnessing food grow through a natural product that is also from the earth is mesmerising.
Sydney-based interiors designers Megan Morton makes atmospheres that make people obscenely happy. She has been called on to style, design and work her ‘house-whispering magic’ for celebrities, magazines and her next-door neighbours. From weekenders, rooms, bars, settings, rooms, getaways and houses, Megan works domestically as well as corporately, creating luxury atmospheres for special occasions.