Bernardaud: 150th Birthday Collection
Jennifer Krichels, Georgina McWhirter, Rebecca Thienes, and Athena Waligore -- Interior Design, 8/1/2013 2:00:00 AM
Talk about a big birthday: 150 this year. To celebrate, the largest manufacturer of Limoges porcelain called in a dozen artist friends to design limited-edition dinnerware. Other than being invited to reimagine les arts de la table, participants were given free rein, proving the plate to be an ideal canvas.
Conceptual artist Sarkis Zabunyan’s Kintsugi references the Japanese 16th-century technique of fixing broken pottery with resin and powdered gold. Mythologie was influenced by the history of painter Alekos Fassianos’s native Greece. In Nabil Nahas’s Étoiles, a starfish arabesque appears all over. With Prune Nourry and JR’s Je Ne Suis Pas Dans Mon Assiette, it’s a two-sided affair—their own hands appear in photographs on each plate’s front and back. David Lynch turned his focus from film to drawing in the Boundless Sea, which tells one story across 12 dinner plates. Sets range in size from six dinner plates to 12 dinner and six dessert plates.