Pretty Awesome Personalised Art Gifts for All
The Bombus story began back in 2003 when Designer (and Bombus Director) Amelia Coward, a graduate of Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art, découpaged vintage cowboys and Indian comic strips to a 1950s coffee table. A prop for a shop window display, the table sold within hours and sowed the seed for a new business.
The découpage technique was applied to a range of homeware products and specially commissioned pieces that drew an eager audience to Amelia’s designs. The unique element that I love in the Bombus collection is the use of personal, and sometimes unconventional ephemera. Like that first table, the collection utilises comics, vintage papers and maps; the result is a varied collection of homewares, greetings cards and gifts that become a treasured and personal memento. Today’s post is a look at some of my personal favourites from the artwork collection.
Featured gifts: circle of floral dots, £45; sixteen vintage map circles, £325; trio of vintage map circles, £85; patchwork retro man, £1690 and florence map heart, £45. To see more or purchase any of the art gifts shown today please visit the Bombus website.