Balzac’s Coffee Roasters and Kate Golding Launch Homeware Capsule Collection
An enchanting collaboration with Canadian artist and designer, Kate Golding and Balzac’s Coffee Roasters celebrates the beauty and enthusiastic reception of the wallpaper Golding first designed for Balzac’s Powerhouse Café location.
Inspired by the charming spirit of each Balzac’s café and the communities they reside in, Golding crafted a custom wallpaper for Balzac’s Powerhouse Café location after being approached by President and Founder Diana Olsen in 2017.
The collaboration has since evolved with the launch of the Biggins Collection — a six-piece set featuring a 12oz. and 20oz. mug, tote bag, coasters, dish towels and trinket tray.
Named after the infamous biggin coffee pot, the collection creatively repurposes the distinct elements that are recognized as part of Kate Golding’s custom wallpaper design for the Balzac’s brand — now used in cafés, on delivery vans and coffee packaging.
“Working with Kate was as delightful as it was effortless on our part,” says Olsen. “She sat in a café one afternoon to soak up some inspiration and with very little direction from me she created a wallpaper pattern that perfectly captured the essence of our brand. It’s fresh, it’s fun and it weaves our history in with who we are today. I couldn’t be more proud to be launching the Biggins Collection as a testament to Kate’s original design.”
The launch of this Capsule Collection also speaks to Balzac’s passion for championing and partnering with local Canadian designers and artists.
“My creative process behind this custom design for Balzac’s was seamless from the beginning, and it was important to me that the final pattern capture the unique spirit and culture of each café,” says Golding. “This project speaks volumes about the power of creativity and collaboration and it has been an honour to play such an impactful role in the development of the Biggins Collection.”
Featuring Golding’s illustrations of biggin coffee pots, succulents, coffee tree branches with berries and the iconic Balzac ink pot and writing quill, the Biggins Collection is available for purchase in cafés and online.