Trompe-l’oeil painted plates with motifs imitating grains of wood, «millefiori» incrusted hand-blown glass, hand painted platters from Alsace, vases in red clay made in Andalusia, brass and glass light fixtures, etched and tinted wooden dishes, block printed rugs and poufs, blankets and cushions with cotton or burlap appliqué and topstitched velvet, woody scented candle, chiseled tin ornaments.
Each of these objects form the collection «Vizzavona» named after the forest in the Corsican commune of Vivario. They were inspired by the Île de Beauté’s (Isle of Beauty’s) forests and mountains, tree bark, moss, fallen pine needles, fragrant alders, dwarf junipers, and freshly cut logs in anticipation of a long winter.
For this fifth collection featuring shades of brown, cognac and clay, we worked with natural materials enhanced by the hands of artisans.
A large part of our collection was realized in France– in Alsace where the tradition of hand painted pottery is still kept alive, and not far from Paris where a young crafter blows glass by hand. In Morocco, we worked with a tinsmith that carves and engraves metal objects by hand, an artisanal expertise on the brink of extinction.
Our line of faux-wood plates is a nod to eighteenth century French and German porcelain, as well as to ceramists Grandjean-Jourdan and Pol Chambost who employed these effects in their works from the fifties.