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The Art of The Table

A French porcelain company celebrates 150 years of business by releasing a series of artist-designed plates

Since 1863, Bernardaud has been in the business of brining luxury to the dining room table, creating porcelain dinnerware that’s more showpiece than plate. Now, in celebration of their 150th anniversary and a new Chelsea address in Manhattan, the brand has commissioned several heralded contemporary artists to re-imagine “les arts de la table.”

Marco Brambilla, Sophie Calle, Jeff Koons, Nabil Nahas and Julian Schnabel make up the group of artists commissioned by Bernardaud. Each plate is unique; Koons’ literal interpretation addresses the democratization of porcelain, while Calle’s conceptual representation was inspired by her own personal story incorporating notions of absence, play and ritual. With such a creative and unique new perspective on dinnerware, these designs are a great excuse to clean your plate.

The plates come in sets of six or 12 and will be available at Bernardaud stores this summer.