French Connection adds craft appeal to its 2013 spring/summer collection

Available in stores from March, these sleek accessories will provide a textural touch to any interior

Keen to maintain its reputation for supplying fine homeware at affordable prices, French Connection is set to launch its spring/summer 2013 range.

Tactile textures and crafted shapes are well to the fore, with materials such as stoneware, timber, glass and brass featuring strongly in the collection, which includes everything from hurricane lamps, jugs, vases, candlesticks and table lamps to stools, coffee tables, folding screens and shelving.

Competitively priced and finished in a subtle palette of mellow whites, on-trend greys and deep blues, there’s a piece here to suit any style of interior, be it ultra-modern, country casual or shabby chic.

With so many high-street names struggling in the current economic climate, it’s good to see a British brand raising its game with such élan.

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