Spotlight

UNDERCOVER

10th September 2018

Every so often when searching for new products for the weekly Interior News page I compile for a newspaper, I come across something that I know will work here too. Discovering Undercover was one of those moments. Born from founder Miriam Tyrangiel’s desire to find really good quality bed linen that combined a strong design aesthetic with environmental credentials, Undercover’s collections are designed in London and produced by a family-owned factory in Portugal – a factory that’s been crafting high quality bed linen for 70 years.

When I come across a new collection or product range, the very first thing that draws me to it is often the quality of the photography – beautifully styled shots always make you want to look further – and Undercover’s imagery caught my eye with its cool Scandi vibes. Little surprise then that Miriam has a background in branding and design. With a desire to create products that were aesthetically pleasing and functional, Miriam created two collections: Ponto and Lido, and both feature clean lines and contrasting colours.

The Lido design, above, takes its inspiration from David Hockney’s pool scenes. Think deep blue skies, calming waters and soft landscapes re-imagined in reversible bed linen with a vibrant blue on one side and soft peach on the other, allowing you to mix-and-match across the range.

Ponto means ‘spot’ or ‘dot’ in Portuguese, and this oversized terrazzo-style pattern is formed with randomly placed specks, tapping into the terrazzo-inspired trend that’s been a strong design story in interiors. Again this duvet covet is reversible, with pared-back charcoal on one side and the spot pattern on the other.

And Undercover is about more than the graphic design statement: fundamentally, it’s also about the fabric that Miriam has selected for her collections. Undercover’s bedlinen combines high quality cotton with a revolutionary botanical yarn called Tencel. This luxurious yarn is made from sustainably grown botanicals such as eucalyptus that produce a silky smooth, super soft and lightweight texture. And because it comes from plants, Tencel is biodegradable too, so it’s kind to your skin and to the environment. With this combination of style and green credentials, Undercover already feels like a brand to watch.

All photography from Undercover.

Shop the collection here.

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