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Calder Artist Plates
Designed by Alexandre Calder for Bernardaud
Part of the Artists Collections of Bernardaud, the Calder set of 6 plates is a limited edition of 3000, developed in collaboration with the Calder Foundation. In the spirit of Alexander Calder’s kinship with France, the artist's grandson and president of the Calder Foundation, Alexander Rower has chosen Calder mobiles from the 1940s and 1950s to apply on Bernardaud's fine porcelain.
Glazed Porcelain, DIMENSION: 10.6"
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Designed by Ted Muehling for Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
Ted Muehling has been designing a variety of collections and objects for Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg since 1999: vases, lanterns and candlesticks based in shape and structure on corals, leaves, branches and, in this case, a tree branch.
Muehling has been designing jewelry and objects inspired by nature since 1976. "I try to restrict my vocabulary of shape by abstracting forms from nature and transforming them with the aim of creating objects that function just as well as they look. My designs trace the invisible shapes that exist between nature and our perception of it."
br>Today Ted Muehling's work may be found in numerous private and public collections.
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Inspired Ideas for the perfect holiday setting
Accentuate your table and dazzle your guests in elegance with stylish products from LES ATELIERS COURBET.
The Puiforcat Champagne beaker results from the collaboration between Bruno Paillard, French Champagne producer and the renown French silversmiths of Puiforcat. The resulting object reflects the masters “savoir-fare” and the ultimate “savoir – vivre”. Carefully designed for aesthetes and champagne enthusiasts, the beaker is hand-crafted to enhance every detail of the champagne tasting experience and makes a great centerpiece that illuminates the table.
What can be more important than the right glassware? The Oxymore Colored Hocks collection by Saint-Louis was the first collection that brought together the Hot and Cold workshops of the four-century old crystal manufacture from France, in real harmony from the creation of the collection to the fabrication of its pieces. Oxymore unfolds a full set of glassware and barware pieces with modern silhouettes. Its crystal-cut details evoke its clean Art Deco architectural elements. Founded in eastern France in 1586, Saint Louis crystal is the oldest “cristallerie” in Europe. In 18th century, they were purveyors to French kings and gained popularity among the French population that demanded high quality glassware.
Fun and colorful, the selection of the Calder Artist plates collection are masterpieces of spatial complexity that charge the surrounding space with infinite possibilities. With their black and red silhouettes vertically arranged and intensified by shapes with cut outs, these mobiles exude a radiant splendor that, in the manner of Bernardaud’s storied craftsmanship, continues to cultivate inspiration among sophisticates worldwide.
Instead of fresh cut flowers, these decorative pieces can lively any table. In the heyday of the Rococo Period, it was frowned upon to decorate a table with real flowers as it was possible that they could wither or their scent could detract from the pleasure of the meal. Were it not for manner-conscious courtiers, the mastery of the handmade Nymphenburg blossoms may not have unfolded with such variety. Without the use of dies, the hands of our craftspeople gradually form the miniatures into a flower through the careful shaping and adding of dozens of individual leaves, fine filaments and delicate stems. Each one of these table flowers, big or small, hand-painted or in their original pure white porcelain color, is as unique as their natural archetype.
The Roses of Sèvres delicate white bisque porcelain paperweights result from the meticulous work of the casting and trimming workshops where the renown biscuit porcelain of Sèvres is created. The petals are hand-modeled from the soft porcelain paste. This unique technique inherited from the 18th Century is called Pastillage. The legend says that one winter day, the Marquise de Pompadour, patron of the Arts and inceptor of the Sèvres’ porcelain factory, entertained King Louis XV at the Castle of Bellevue in a greenhouse decorated with a bed of soft-paste, painted and perfumed, porcelain flowers.
There’s something about the flickering warmth of candle that transforms your table and creates a special glow to the room. The Nymphenburg candlestick by New York based esteemed artist, Ted Muehling sets the intimacy among gathered family and friends.
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