With new brands cropping up every week, it can be hard to keep up with who’s doing what. From homeware through to desk accessories, OPUMO stocks brands to watch through every discipline, and they’re all linked by one thing: a focus on great design.

If you’re on the look out for emerging brands with a focus on design and production, or interested in what new releases are on the market, you’re in the right place. Here are our brands of the week.

Brands of the week:

About Vintage

Mixing classic watch design with contemporary details and up to date materials, About Vintage produces some of the most affordable minimal watches on sale today. With styles ranging from dress watches through to diving watches, About Vintage is the go-to brand for those after style and substance. 


  1. Gold / Night Blue 1971 Automatic Watch
    £902
  2. Rose Gold / White 1969 Vintage Watch
    £225
  3. Steel / Black 1971 Automatic Watch
    £853
  4. Steel / White 1820 Automatic Watch
    £465
  5. Steel / Steel Blue 1926 At'sea Watch
    From £339
  6. Steel / Black Vintage 1926 At'sea Watch
    From £339
  7. All Black / Black Vintage 1926 At'sea Watch
    £302
  8. White / Steel 1844 Chronograph Watch
    £302
  9. All Black 1926 At'sea Watch
    £302
  10. White / Steel / Brown 1815 Chronograph Watch
    £302
  11. Gold / Midnight Blue 1969 Special Edition Watch
    £225
  12. Steel / Black 1926 At'sea Watch
    From £339
  13. Steel / White 1971 Automatic Watch
    £853
  14. Steel / Blue 1926 At'sea Watch
    From £339
  15. Gold / White Vintage 1969 Watch
    £225

Utility Archive

Utility Archive’s signature design cues can be found throughout its product range, from its zipped organisers to its functional backpacks. Taking its inspiration from the world of hiking, Utility Archive’s bags are incredibly purposeful but also sustainable, often made from 100% recycled polyester and with PFC-free waterproof finishes. 


  1. Basalt Arc 4L Utility Pack
    £65
  2. Ore Fold Roll Small 16L Backpack
    £125
  3. Ore Range Travel 55L Backpack
    £240
  4. Fjord Arc 4L Utility Pack
    £65
  5. Fjord Range Travel 55L Backpack
    £240
  6. Lichen Tor Flap 25L Backpack
    £160
  7. Black Fell Zip 30L Basalt Backpack
    £180
  8. Basalt Range Travel 55L Backpack
    £240
  9. Lichen Arc 4L Utility Pack
    £65
  10. Clay Range Travel 55L Backpack
    £240
  11. Fjord Fold Roll Small 16L Backpack
    £125
  12. Basalt Fold Roll Small 16L Backpack
    £125
  13. Fjord Fold Roll Large 28L Backpack
    £170

ETQ

Based in Amsterdam, ETQ prides itself on manufacturing some of the best minimal sneakers around. From its pared-back LT 01 model through to its sports-inspired LT 04, ETQ utilises the finest leathers and construction methods, resulting in trainers that will look as good now as they will in five years time. 


  1. Nougat LT 01 Sneakers
    £234
  2. Blueberry LT 03 Sneakers
    £225
  3. Walnut LT 01 Sneakers
    £234
  4. Steel Grey LT 01 Sneakers
    £216
  5. Money Green LT 01 Sneakers
    £225
  6. Navy Premium LT 01 Sneakers
    £207 £103
  7. Azure Blue LT 01 Sneakers
    £216
  8. Dove Grey LT 01 Sneakers
    £234
  9. Grape Wine LT 01 Sneakers
    £234
  10. Anthracite LT 01 Sneakers
    £225
  11. Black Tencel LT 01 Sneakers
    £207

Vitamin

Founded by brothers Chris and Andy Vernall in 2004, Vitamin manages to design minimal home accessories with plenty of character. From its simple bar stools to its colourful pendant lighting and its much-talked-about IV drip plant pot, Vitamin designs are characterised by their simple, beautiful form and playful edge. 


  1. Small Knot Pendant Lamp
    £130
  2. Mini Pitch Pendant
    From £99
  3. Bellow Salt and Pepper Grinders
    £40
  4. Large Knot Pendant Lamp
    £160
  5. White I.V Plant Pot
    £70
  6. Terracotta Element Vessel
    £120
  7. Cloak Pendant Lamp
    £350

Beyond Object

Beyond Object does that difficult task of making ordinary items special. Its range of seemingly basic objects, from pencil sharpeners to tape dispensers, receive an attention to detail usually reserved for luxury items. Indeed, a Beyond Object product can bring joy to the smallest of moments. We’re big fans of the brand’s Curvo wall clocks, which add an analogue charm to any room of the house. 


  1. Black Orbis Wall Clock
    £100
  2. Pastel Pink Orbis Wall Clock
    £100
  3. Stainless Steel Transparency Memory Stick
  4. Pure Black Transparency Memory Stick
  5. Rose Gold 16GB Empty Structure Memory Stick
    £70
  6. Gun Metal Transparency Memory Stick
  7. Silver Pencil Sharpener & Paper Weight
    £60
  8. Gun Metal Dueto Dual Function Pen
  9. Silver Funno Pencil Sharpener / Paper Weight
    £60
  10. Gold Avani Candle Holder
    £36
  11. Silver Silo Wall Clock
    £140
  12. Champagne Gold Dueto Dual Function Pen
  13. Gold Pencil Sharpener & Paper Weight
    £60

In case you missed our last Brands of the Week, click here.