US – This direct-to-consumer (DTC) cookware brand puts a spotlight on how multicultural urban living is shaping at-home dining.
Our Place aims to inspire households to spend more time cooking and eating together, while celebrating the myriad flavours behind modern home cookery. ‘Our mission is to create products and experiences that celebrate cultures, honour traditions, and cultivate connections,’ reads its website. In support, its latest marketing campaign features candid photographs of designer Akua Shabaka and her family dining together.
With an Anti-choice Homeware ethos, Our Place’s edited range of products responds to the more communal yet confined nature of city living, with its plates, cups and bowls sold in stackable sets of four, rather than the traditional six. Its hero product, the Always Pan, has a nesting spoon, pour spout, and steamer basket to serve multiple uses.
Each future homeware collection from Our Place will be centred on a cultural food traditions. It upcoming Nochebuena collection, for example, is inspired by Latin American Christmas Eve, with designs produced by Mexican artisans, to which the brand will give back through charitable donations.