Carré dessert plate

Ceramic plate, handmade in Italy

Designer: Marta Bakowski

140 €

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The Carré dessert plate is part of our La Musique collection, the first permanent collection created in collaboration with designer Marta Bakowski. Composed of a set of ceramic tableware including 6 dessert plates, the collection reveals the universe of Henri Matisse’s painting La Musique (1939). 
Available in a range of 6 different colors and 6 different patterns, our plates are sold individually and are suitable for food use. This makes it possible to create a colorful or matching dessert service, according to your desires.

Dimensions (in.) :  Ø7 x H1
Materials: earthenware 
Made for you, in Italy, in the region of Tuscany.

Maintenance advice
Hand wash with a mild soap and non-abrasive sponge, and then gently wipe with a lint-free cloth. Do not put in the dishwasher
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Arts and materials

The Carré dessert plate is made of earthenware in one of the oldest family workshops in Italy, which was founded in Tuscany in 1921. The plate is first cast and demolded by hand before being painted with the chosen color slip. The decorative design is then applied to the biscuit using the spolvero technique.

Spolvero was a method used extensively during the Italian Renaissance in workshops for painting frescoes on the vaults of many buildings. The drawing is then traced with a metal point called a "miretta". Finally, a first firing is done before applying a matte enamel, and then a second firing ensures that the colors are well fixed.

Combining a warm color with a matte finish, the Carré plate is the result of the ancestral know-how of some of the last Italian craftsmen skilled in this activity


Inspired by the Henri Matisse's La Musique, painted in 1939, the Carré plate reproduces the grid pattern present in the painting. During her research work, Marta Bakowski wanted to create a new primary feeling with the choice of the color palette. While remaining faithful to the painter's colors, she chose to prioritize the hues that remain most imprinted in our memories, and which create both harmony and dissonance, namely red, green, blue, and yellow ochre. She also chose black for its contrasting power, and white for its brightness and freshness

Discover more about the inspirations behind the collection

Henri Matisse, La Musique (1939), Albright-Knox Art Gallery - Buffalo (Etats-Unis) © Succession H. Matisse.

Marta Bakowski

Maison Matisse invited the young designer Marta Bakowski to create its first permanent collection inspired by the painting La Musique (1939). The Franco-Polish designer took the palette of colors and brilliantly reinterpreted the most representative themes of Henri Matisse's work, such as the philodendron leaf, the figure of the woman and music.

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