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. Rose Gold / White 1815 Chronograph Watch
    £320
  2. White / Steel 1844 Chronograph Watch
    £302
  3. Rose Gold / Black 1971 Automatic Watch
    £900
  4. Gold / Night Blue 1971 Automatic Watch
    £900
  5. Vintage Steel / Midnight Blue Special 1969 Edition Watch
    £206
  6. Steel / White 1820 Automatic Watch
    £464
  7. Night Blue Sunray / Gold 1971 Swiss Made Automatic Watch
    £900
  8. Gold / White Vintage 1969 Watch
    £224
  9. Steel / Steel Blue 1926 At'sea Watch
    £338
  10. Steel / Black 1926 At'sea Watch
    £338
  11. Rose Gold / Black Vintage 1969 Watch
    £224
  12. Steel / Black Vintage 1926 At'sea Watch
    £338
  13. White / Steel / Brown 1815 Chronograph Watch
    £302
  14. Steel / Two Toned 1820 Automatic Watch
    £464
  15. Steel / Black 1971 Automatic Watch
    £851

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. Ore Fold Roll Large 28L Backpack
    £170
  2. Basalt Fold Roll Small 16L Backpack
    £125
  3. Ore Tor Flap 25L Backpack
    £160
  4. Fjord Range Travel 55L Backpack
    £240
  5. Clay Fell Zip 30L Basalt Backpack
    £180
  6. Lichen Fell Zip 30L Basalt Backpack
    £180
  7. Ore Arc 4L Utility Pack
    £65
  8. Ore Fell Zip 30L Basalt Backpack
    £180
  9. Lichen Tor Flap 25L Backpack
    £160
  10. Lichen Range Travel 55L Backpack
    £240
  11. Clay Fold Roll Large 28L Backpack
    £170
  12. Ore Range Travel 55L Backpack
    £240
  13. Fjord Fell Zip 30L Basalt Backpack
    £180
  14. Ore Cove Organiser
    £35
  15. Lichen 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. Azure Blue LT 01 Sneakers
    £215
  2. Walnut LT 01 Sneakers
    £233
  3. Army White LT 05 Sneakers
    £224 £157
  4. Black Tencel LT 01 Sneakers
    £206
  5. Black LT 03 Sneakers
    £224
  6. Blueberry LT 03 Sneakers
    £224
  7. Perforated White LT 05 Sneakers
    £242 £170
  8. Cement LT 01 Sneakers
    £215
  9. White LT 01 Sneakers
    £215
  10. Ocean Green LT 01 Sneakers
    £233
  11. Black CB 01 Chelsea Boots
    £233
  12. White LT 03 Sneakers
    £224
  13. Marine Blue LT 01 Sneakers
    £224
  14. Off-Court White / Clay LT 04 Sneakers
    £224 £157
  15. White Sand LT 01 Sneakers
    £215

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. White I.V Plant Pot
    £70
  2. Large Knot Pendant Lamp
    £160
  3. Small Knot Pendant Lamp
    £130
  4. Mini Pitch Pendant
    £99
  5. Terracotta Element Vessel
    £120
  6. Knot Cable
    £55
  7. Pitch Pendant
    £160
  8. Eclipse Table
    £350
  9. Ninety Stool
    £300
  10. Cloak Pendant Lamp
    £350
  11. Bellow Salt and Pepper Grinders
    £40
  12. Case Pendant
    £65

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. Gun Metal Dueto Dual Function Pen
  2. Silver Silo Wall Clock
    £140
  3. Pastel Pink Orbis Wall Clock
    £100
  4. Champagne Gold Dueto Dual Function Pen
  5. Matte Black Cantili Tape Dispenser
    £80
  6. Stainless Steel Transparency Memory Stick
  7. Copper Avani Candle Holder
    £36
  8. Black Avani Candle Holder
    £36
  9. Rose Gold Transparency Memory Stick
  10. Gold Pencil Sharpener & Paper Weight
    £60
  11. Gun Metal Transparency Memory Stick
  12. Pure Black Transparency Memory Stick
  13. Black Orbis Fruit Bowl
    £65
  14. Gold Silo Wall Clock
    £140
  15. Blue Align Twist Ballpoint Pen
    £50

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