Saturday, March 6, 2021

Country-Chic Home Goods


From Architectural Digest:

Her octagonal Brindille dishes are largely white and lightly speckled with folkloric flowers in classic blue—but she also offers the flowers in unexpected burnt ochre, “which I thought would look wonderful on a denim tablecloth.” Another pattern, La Savane, features exotic animals that one would see in the African savanna; it was inspired by Givenchy’s own children, who are passionate about the zoological world. AD100 interior designer Tom Scheerer asked if Givenchy could make a bamboo-motif dinnerware, telling her that “everyone tries to do it, but it always looks too chunky or it’s the wrong color.” Weeks of trial and error later, the artisans pulled together a particularly delicate-looking version. As for her cutlery, it features hand-carved boxwood and olivewood that has been artfully channeled for visual and tactile enjoyment, proof of the enduring power of the handmade. (Read more.)


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