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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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