Milk & Sugar Go Back-To-Basics


Furnishings and homewares brand Milk & Sugar are going back-to-basics with their Autumn/Winter 2017 collection.

Words: Erin Stobie

Founded by Melburnians Peter Sinclair and Cameron Taylor in 2008, Milk & Sugar got its beginnings as a small range of handmade bamboo salad bowls. Operations have grown exponentially since then, and now the brand design and manufacture two major collections each year.

Milk & Sugar make everything from home textiles and rugs, to tableware, photographic prints, lighting, and more. The A/W 2017 collection sees a return to simplicity for the brand, with a design emphasis on texture, touch and feel; natural fabrics, and quality materials.

In a first for the brand, the cushions from the A/W 2017 collection are made using quality cotton and linen. Designed by incorporating simple detail with lovely textures, the line also includes a range of woven cotton cushions. All cushions by Milk & Sugar come supplied with duck feather inserts and are available in a range of styles and colours.


Bedding from the Milk & Sugar Autumn/Winter 2017 collection is available in six tones, including Charcoal, Blush and Cadet Blue. The stonewashed cotton bedding has been designed for you to mix and match your chosen colours and is available in queen and king size quilt covers and pillowcase sets.

Milk & Sugar’s range of handwoven rugs come in three different materials and weave types; felted woollen rugs, woollen flatweave rugs, and woollen/viscose rugs. Available in small (2 x 3m), medium (2.5 x 3.5m), and large (3 x 4m); each of the rugs is woven by hand by trained weavers under United Nations audited conditions.

The lighting range from Milk & Sugar’s A/W 2017 collection includes a selection of floor, table, and pendant lamps.

The classically shaped ‘Pip’ floor lamps come with a felt shade available in two colours; Grey and Charcoal. The ‘Eddie’ table lamps feature a powder-coated steel shade, a marble base, and a timber veneer upright pole to hide cables and cords.

The ‘Hunter’ pendant lamps are made using recycled paper made into twine which is then woven by hand around the shade. Available in White and Charcoal, the pendants come in small (32cm tall x 32cm wide) and large (25cm tall x 47.5cm wide).


Also available in Milk & Sugar’s Home & Living A/W 2017 collection is a range of handsewn rope baskets. The ‘Britta’, ‘Cleo’ and ‘Agnes’ baskets are made using a cotton rope, and the ‘Nico’ baskets are made using a cotton/jute blend rope.

A line of hanging pots made from stoneware are available in a range of sizes and colour variations, and a range of stoneware pots and vases featuring ‘sand point’ glazing are also on offer.

The ‘Micah’ hanging pots each come with a fixed rope hanger, and all pots have a drainage hole with a plug included.

The framed photographic prints from the Milk & Sugar Autumn/Winter 2017 collection are designed to complement the wider range. Each print comes framed behind glass and is available in either a white, timber or black hardwood frame.

Tableware from the A/W 2017 collection includes the ‘Chip’ cutlery sets and ‘Asta’ servingware range. Each set is made using titanium plated stainless steel, making them durable and dishwasher safe.

The ‘Alfie’ ceramic dinnerware collection is made using stoneware and is finished by hand with a speckled glaze. The ‘Alfie’ range is designed to be mixed and matched and is available in a range of colours, including Deep Clay, Mist, and Chalk.

Other items available from the Milk & Sugar Autumn/Winter 2017 collection include a range of throws and blankets, woven ottomans, silent clocks, cotton/linen tea towels and napkins, and a selection of placemats and coasters.

The Milk & Sugar Autumn/Winter 2017 collection drops in-store and online between mid-March and May. Milk & Sugar products are available from two retail stores in Prahran and Fitzroy, as well as from various boutique homewares stores around Australia and online.

For pricing and more information on any of the products in the Milk & Sugar Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, please visit

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