Sophia Roe and her mother, Louise Roe, join forces on a tableware collection that will take your next dinner party to new aesthetic heights
Fans of Sophia Roe’s understated minimalism rejoice: the Danish creative director, stylist, and content creator is bringing her signature aesthetic to a collection of dinnerware. The clean and pleasing table pieces are made in collaboration with someone who knows a thing or two about interiors: her mother, Louise Roe. The Danish designer’s beloved home objects – vases and lamps, glassware and ceramics – embody the very same attention to silhouette and structure as her daughter’s carefully crafted outfits.
“We are both so devoted to our passion – mine being fashion and my mother’s being interior design,” says Sophia. “It made perfect sense to initiate this collaboration. Both our creative languages focus on materials and are appertain to our Scandinavian heritage. I truly cherish being able to mingle our viewpoints.” The collection, which debuted at this week’s 3daysofdesign, will be available at Louise Roe Gallery in the fall.
Described by Sophia as “an organic blend between masculine and feminine” (not unlike her personal aesthetic), the ‘Sophia Roe’ collection draws inspiration from the works of modernist architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray and the indelible sculptures of Louise Bourgeois. Mouth-blown glassware with black detailing cut a striking silhouette. Meanwhile, the signature plates, recognisable only by a simple “S.R.” monogram, instantly appear as the sort of dish one might find in a well-curated vintage shop. The entire collection is hand-crafted by a family business in Portugal, a detail that, per Sophia, “charmingly appeals to my own family’s narrative”.
Designer Sophia Roe with her mother Louise Roe Andersen. Photo: Marco van Rijt
Both our creative languages focus on materials and are appertain to our Scandinavian heritage. I truly cherish being able to mingle our viewpoints.
While this is Sophia and Louise’s first collaborative collection, the mother-daughter duo has long since been working together. “My mother and I collaborate in numerous aspects of life, especially business,” says Sophia. “Her vigorously creative intuition explains her persistent certitude - a character trait I feel we share. Yet, in the rare moments where dubiety strikes, we always go to each other for heartfelt advice.” One can practically hear them having a lively creative debate over a gorgeously set table of their own design.