Artistic Expressionism in New York
October 4, 2017,
NEW YORK—Artistic designs will abound at the New York Tabletop Show later this month, adding a layer of expressionism and exceptionalism to assortments this season.
Vista Alegre Reveries Charger
A new Vista Alegre and Christian Lacroix Maison tableware collection goes by the delightfully light name of Rêveries. The Far East-style porcelain is covered with exuberant patterns, bestiaries and imaginary landscapes, inspired by the follies embellishing the gardens of the Château de Groussay. Each piece has a blue lagoon halo and is outlined in platinum and gold, the signature of Christian Lacroix Maison.
Wedgwood has partnered with U.K. product designer Lee Broom to create a capsule collection of limited-edition vases and bowls, inspired by its 250-year design heritage. Broom took several classic Wedgwood silhouettes from different periods and stripped back their ornate details to create a modern design collection. Attracted initially to the timeless black and white stripes of the Panther Vase for its sense of modernity, Broom used this as a starting point for the collection, combining the graphic stripe with postmodern elements. The collection will launch exclusively at Harrods in April.
Wedgwood's Lee Broom collection
A highlight of Gien’s introductions is the Les Amoureux ("The Lovers") collection. Les Amoureux was designed by French artist Soledad Bravi, known best for her fashion illustrations and monthly drawings in French Elle.
And Le Mani, hand-shaped sculptures from Richard Ginori, are both vivid and striking.
Le Mani by Richard Ginori
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