Centuries ago, porcelain was born from fire in China, and today its fine sheen continues to elevate the common plate to a higher realm. By way of this baptism by fire comes Bernardaud, one of the world’s top producers of French Limoges tableware, which recently debuted a new collection to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Each artist series consists of between six and 12 dinner plates, and was designed by the likes of Jeff Koons, David Lynch, and Sophie Calle, to name but a few. Styles range from Lynch’s darkly intense offerings, to Calle’s playful set called The Pig, with simple lines of text running across white plates.
July 24, 2013