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Colorful Textiles by Arro Home

Bold patterns and playful prints for every room by this new Australian label

by Katie Olsen in Design on 15 July 2014

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Arro Home—a new label from Melbourne—was founded by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers after they worked together and realized they shared an enthusiasm for well-designed homewares. Orpin is a veteran (despite her age) of the Australian design scene. An alumna of respected RMIT, she has since freelanced and helmed various successful brands—including her clothing and jewelry label Princess Tina, kids' brand Tiny Mammoth, a stationery line and various side projects. Orpin tells us that while she is the designer and creative director, "Adam is the business, but once a collection is designed we sit down with our team and make group decisions on the range too." Together, they've effectively created a debut line of bright, playful wares for the living room, kitchen, bedroom and beyond.

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Like countless labels and products, Arro Home was created because Rogers and Orpin saw a void in the market, "We noticed that people—in general—are becoming more adventurous when it comes to introducing patterns and colors in the home. However, we felt that what was out there didn’t excite us, which then inspired us to create colorful and distinctive designs," she says. The result is an incredibly extensive first collection, which the team worked on for a year. "It took a lot of back and forth to execute our vision with both our overseas and local manufacturing team," Orpin says, but the result is just what they had hoped for.

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Along with the bold Double Hands cushion (watermelon pink on one side and pale pink on the other), perhaps the most eye-catching offering is the Sketchbook Print—which is available in throw rug, placemat, bed linen or dish towel form. While some of the designs might seem a little loud, they are each made with just the right amount of gaudiness to balance out neutrals and also work perfectly with clashing patterns. "It’s modern and colorful, but quality is our number one priority, but at the same time making it affordable. We try to use natural fabrics where ever possible: linens, cottons, etc. We also love plain pieces in beautiful colors that can work alongside with our prints."

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Already covering a lot of bases with the first collection, Arro Home shows no signs of stopping, aiming to offer more products for more rooms in homes in the future, "We have so many ideas in different areas which we are already exploring for future collections. Next season we have a new series of prints and expanded range of bedlinen and ceramics. We also have some awesome collaborations in the pipeline. We want to provide something new and different and always ahead of the game."

Arro Home products are available for pre-order online now, with shipping expected at the end of the month. Currently orders are just Australia-wide, but international shipping will be available very soon.

Images courtesy of Arro Home

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