LOVERBOY is the creative output of Scottish designer Charles Jeffrey. It weaves a narrative between Caledonian folklore and London’s queer nightlife, which often results in fantastical creatures and motifs. And, until now, its output has been focused on clothes and accessories.
At the end of last year, however, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY made its first foray into homewares: named “Homeware Creatures,” it is a collection of five objects, made in collaboration with artists and designers, where all things are colorful, mischievous, and plant-based.
First up are two limited-edition sculptures, intended to be used as bookends. Made in partnership with artist Nick Cowan, these fantastical characters are inspired by a feline motif that can be found across Charles Jeffrey’s creative universe. Crafted from jesmonite, a composite resin material, the “Lovergyle” bookend is finished in a choice of blue or red. With these multi-eyed figures on the lookout, no sly hands will ‘just be borrowing’ your books.
Next is a collaboration with the Warsaw-based studio UAU Project. The two-person team is focused on developing sustainable 3D-printing techniques that anyone can use at home. For LOVERBOY, it has created a series of four vases that can be stacked to form a towering totem. Each vase is 3D-printed using plant-based bioplastics and features a different LOVERBOY house motif, from a smiley winged face to a symbol face that uses the signature metal studs found on LOVERBOY waistbands.
The vases are finished in gloriously garish colors like neon pink and yellow, and blood red. Sadly though, the vases are not watertight. The product listing states that “you need a glass or a small jar to put the water and flowers in first” before you put them in the vase. We’d expect more from a vase that costs $310 USD.