Harth, the world’s first peer-to-peer furniture, accessories and art rental platform, has opened a two-storey pop-up gallery experience at Islington Square, a new culture and retail destination that soft-launched this autumn.
Curated by design studio Campbell-Rey, the House of Harth is a stylish and dynamic lifestyle emporium, all of which is available for visitors to rent, as well as buy. From books to banquettes, bouquets to Christmas baubles, Harth invites visitors to experience and experiment with a new, lighter lifestyle.
The ground floor of the space is an inspiring showcase of fabulous design from Harth lenders including: Established & Sons, A Modern Grand Tour, Atelier Swarovski, Gufram, Ali Robinson, Richard Brendon, Joyce Wang Studios, Claire Gaudion, Utopia & Utility, Studio Knot, Novacastrian, USM and Att Pynta. Colourful paint and wallpaper by Graham & Brown offsets the works, while the walls feature contemporary artwork curated by Alkë.
“We are excited to bring a new twist to the traditional model of retail with an entirely borrow-able shop. The House of Harth is a playful exploration of how it is becoming possible to live more lightly, more sustainably, while still surrounding ourselves with inspiring design and art. We’re also really looking forward to using the space as a forum for discussion about the future and the sharing economy.” Henrietta Thompson, co-founder at Harth.
“Offering the chance to enjoy iconic design pieces while making each object part of the circular economy makes Harth hugely exciting to us. We wanted the space to feel playful, colourful and transportive while allowing the incredible Harth inventory to be the star of the show. The product mix is ecletic and surprising, and we hope it’s a place where people feel inspired to experiment and be creative within their own homes.” Charlotte Rey and Duncan Campbell, Campbell-Rey.