At HAY, we hope to spread the gospel of sustainability, through high-quality products that are made to last. This year, bring something home that you can appreciate both for its aesthetics and its ethics: a Sowden product from HAY is a good product with a good conscience.
The war on waste starts with small gestures we can all make, so we’ve been working with designer George Sowden on a vast range of vibrant, stylish products that simplify and beautify the daily routines of our everyday lives, from getting our morning coffee to heading to the gym.
Why waste coffee pods or tea bags when you can brew a perfect pot of either in a Sowden Tea or Coffee Pot? Don’t buy an mineral water for your workout: just bring a refillable Sowden Bottle, available in a range of sizes and appealing colourways.
George Sowden studied architecture at Gloucestershire College of Art. In the 1970s, Sowden moved to Milan to work with names such as Ettore Sottsass and Olivetti, and in the 1980s he became one of the founders of the design collective, Memphis Group.
He has won numerous design prizes including the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award. Today he continues to live and work in Milan. For HAY, Sowden has designed Sowden Toaster, Sowden Kettle, Coffee and Tea Pot, Sowden Bottle, Tin by Sowden and Salt & Pepper.