Dessert plate Clé

Ceramic plate, handmade in Italy

Designer: Marta Bakowski

140 €

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Inspired by the universe of Henri Matisse's painting La Musique (1939), designer Marta Bakowski created the Clé dessert plate in collaboration with Maison Matisse. 
As part of a set of 6 dessert plates, it makes it possible to create a matching or colorful service.
All the tableware in the La Musique collection is suitable for food use.

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
In stock, delivered within 3 to 7 days.

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Arts and materials

Created by a workshop in Tuscany specializing in ceramics, the earthenware Clé plate is cast and then demolded entirely by hand. Once removed from the mold, the plate is painted with the slip of the desired color, and its decorative design is applied using the spolvero technique. Then, the decorative designed is traced over with a "miretta", a special metal point widely used by ceramists. The plate is then fired a first time, and then a varnish with a rough finish is applied before the plate is fired a second time in order to harden the material so that it stands the test of time.

The Clé plate is the result of ancestral know-how and heritage. It is handmade by exceptional Italian craftsmen using traditional techniques to obtain an incomparable matte finish.


Entitled Clé, this plate’s design is based on the silhouette of the guitar player in Henri Matisse’s La Musique painted in 1939. 
In the synthesis of this work, Henri Matisse plays with geometry by using an ellipse for a face, a circle for a breast and a curve for the hip. Marta Bakowski reinterpreted these elementary shapes and made use of them as a base to complement this ceramic collection. Indeed, their simplicity allows the decorative designs to express themselves fully, without frills or connotations that would disturb interpretation of the object, thus making it timeless.

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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Marta Bakowski