The Story of Sara Miller London Portmeirion
Sara has been working with Portmeirion as a licensee for the past 5 years, and her collections represent some of our best selling products online.
The Journey of Sara Miller London Portmeirion
The journey began by Portmeirion stumbling across this young gifted designer. We say 'stumbled' but you couldn't really miss her. She'd been designing cards, stationery and homewares for just a year, was making wavesin the industry and had already been named 'Most Promising Young Designer' in the 2016 Henries Awards. In addition, her products had hit the mianstream as and had begun to be stocked by some of the best retailers in the UK and abroad. We certainly took notice and from there, a perfect relationship was soon formed. Roll forward to 2022, Sara is now about to launch a brand new product line with Portmeirion.
Sharing the same passion and commitment to unique design and outstanding quality as we do at Portmeirion, Sara's mesmerising designs feature a wealth of vibrant colours and striking gold embellishments that are inspired by her travels.
And her enchanting ceramic collections in collaboration with Portmeirion are now available to purchase right here. Some of her distinctive designs are seen below.
The Magical Sara Miller London Portmeirion Launch Event
Rolling back to 2017, these beautiful pieces were presented to the world in the grandest of manners via a glitzy launch event at the magnificent Dandelyan Bar at the Mondrian Hotel in London. The Mondrian is famous for its bold style and sophistication, but also has a special link to Portmeirion and Sara Miller.
If you have been onto Teacups & Tales before, you may have seen our Afternoon Tea With a Twist post about the Dandelyan Bar, once named 'The World's Best Cocktail Bar'. The Dandelyan Bar uses our iconic Botanic Garden collection to serve its special afternoon tea (with cocktails out of a teapot!), so it's safe to say we are big fans of their décor. The Mondrian also has an extra special place in Sara's heart being the venue of her own wedding reception in the Rumpus Room. So naturally, we felt this was the perfect place to showcase the beautiful Sara Miller London Portmeirion collections to leading journalists, bloggers and customers.
The bar was styled head to toe with pieces from all 4 beautiful collections, elegant centrepieces (including a giant cake stand) and stunning floral displays of roses, hydrangeas and dahlias. Guests were welcome to attend a relaxed morning session with an abundance of fresh pastries and tea & coffee, a fanciful afternoon tea session with the Dandelyan's world-famous afternoon tea treats or a fun evening session with oodles of canapés and fizz. Each guest was taken on the Sara Miller London Portmeirion journey, from Sara's inspiration to the ideal collaboration. And they were able to meet the passionate Sara Miller herself. To top it off, they were invited to take a ride in Sara's super cute flamingo taxi!
Throughout the day we had to keep our cool with some extremely exciting appearances from This Morning, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Denise Van Outen, Little Big Bell, KBB magazine, John Lewis any many more! 2022 will also see the launch of a brand new collection, stay tuned to our news pages for further updates.