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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Editor’s Choice: Working Class Studio

One of my favorite companies has just launched its fall 2010 collections, and I’m seriously thrilled with each and every one of the new home and kitchen accessories. If you’ve never heard of Working Class Studio (, it’s time to get familiar: The company is a division of the Savannah College of Art and Design (, and it boasts the colorful, creative works of its students, who major in various art and design specialties. (See the products up close at the upcoming New York International Gift Fair ( in the Accent on Design division in booth #4017 and at the Canadian Gift & Tableware Association Gift Show ( in booth #9541.)

One line that will be particularly attractive to gourmet retailers is the Hostess Collection, which includes kitchen textiles such as aprons, pot holders, oven mitts and tea towels. The line, designed by John Hiemenz (B.F.A., graphic design, 2009; graduate advertising student) and Abby Hyslop (B.F.A., fibers, 2008), features playful graphics with a retro flair and earthy color palette that’s perfect for fall. The four color combinations can be mixed and matched to add a funky touch to the kitchen.

See the entire collection here.