The Double-point dessert plate is part of a collection of 6 earthenware dessert plates created in collaboration with designer Marta Bakowski. They reveal the universe of Henri Matisse’s painting La Musique (1939) through a range of 6 different colors and 6 different patterns. Sold individually and suitable for food use, they can be combined to compose a unique, joyful and varied service according to your desires.
Double Point dessert plate
Ceramic plate, handmade in Italy
Designer: Marta Bakowski
Dimensions (cm) : Ø18 x H2,5
Made for you, in Italy, in the region of Tuscany.
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Arts and materials
The Double Point earthenware dessert plate was created by one of the oldest family workshops specializing in ceramics, which was founded in Tuscany in 1921. During the manufacturing process, the plate is first cast in a mold before being removed and painted using the desired color slip. The motif is first applied to the biscuit using the ancient spolvero technique, which is the transfer of a design onto the biscuit. The craftsman then traces it by hand using a metal point called a miretta. The plate then undergoes a series of two firings, between which a matte varnish is applied to give the plate a raw finish. The plate is then fired one last time in order to fix the colors and harden the material so that it can stand the test of time.
The characteristic matte black of the Double Point plate, as well as its engraved pattern, is the result of an ancestral know-how and heritage combined with modern techniques. This technical feat provides the object with its unique character. The combination of earthenware and a bright decorative design makes this service organic and sensual.
The Double Point plate's design was inspired by Henri Matisse's 1939 painting La Musique. It is taken from the chair on which the guitar player’s companion is seated
Henri Matisse, La Musique (1939), Albright-Knox Art Gallery - Buffalo (Etats-Unis) © Succession H. Matisse.