Tableware is given an elegant spin by designer Marie Michielssen, who has unveiled her first ceramic tableware line, ‘La Mère’. The gathering, created with Belgian design label Serax, eschews homogeneity for a give attention to natural types. Hand-moulded and chopping irregular silhouettes, the plates, cups, bowls and cutlery of the gathering encapsulate the designer’s artisanal method.
Serax tableware by Marie Michielssen
Items are crafted in stoneware and completed in off-white or darkish brown glazes, hues that Michielssen has used earlier than in her ceramic vases, right here becoming a member of a daring Venetian purple. Particulars are fastidiously thought of in a play on proportions: a double ring on the backside of plates and bowls presents extra stability, whereas cups are fitted with lids to both preserve drinks heat or make a satisfying piece of storage.
The tablescape as an entire is taken into account in a design that creates plates and inverted bowls as a single ingredient. It contains 5 easy shapes of cutlery, with a sharply drawn fork, spoon, soup spoon, knife and occasional spoon in stainless-steel offsetting the curving types of the ceramics. Glassware, too, represents a clear minimalism, with three small smoky gray glasses impressed by the basic type of a chalice.
The gathering is Michielssen’s newest for Serax, the place she has been a member of the in-house design group for over 20 years; the 2 collections she releases annually subvert an on a regular basis performance. They’re a pure match for Serax, whose collaborations with Ann Demeulemeester, Vincent Van Duysen, Paola Navone and Piet Boon, amongst others, convey an offbeat class to on a regular basis equipment.
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