Sophie Kenningham is a fashion stylist based in North London and has been working in the business for over twenty years. During this time, Sophie has also developed a long-standing love for all things Hollywood Regency including interiors and furniture that has also been adopted throughout her home in Stoke Newington. It is through Sophie's admiration of the era, influenced by the incredibly renowned designers Dorothy Draper and William Haines, alongside her passion for mid-century modern interiors, that Brass Pineapples was born.
The brass pineapple was also hugely popular in the 1970s as a fabulous, glamorous cocktail accessory. It is also evocative of Hollywood's 'golden age' in the early 19th Century, where movie stars would host and attend a never-ending stream of elaborate cocktail parties. These star-studded events would be held in homes decked out in minimalist and clean-lined design to ensure it's glamorous guest list stood out. As a contrast to the minimal decor, rich metallic pieces such as the brass pineapple were a dominant feature in the home and would be used as an ice bucket or champagne holder.
Aside from the practicalities, the pineapple is also considered a symbol of welcome and hospitality, making it the perfect addition to any family home. Pineapples also symbolise friendship, when given as a gift.
Sophie also sells a selection of desirable smoked glass coffee tables, Maison Jansen inspired table nests and many other vintage furniture treasures.