With Dé, the play of chiaroscuro, light and shadow that is so characteristic of the style of Ann Demeulemeester is translated into tableware. The result is a collection of shadow paintings on porcelain. The edges of the fine plates feature a ‘dégradé’, painted by hand in several layers to create a meticulous interplay of lines. This craftsmanship makes each plate unique and enables a wide array of combinations. The arrangement of the different plates can be tailored according to the guest, the atmosphere and the dish. The play of light that occurs when the shadow effects of plates and cups touch each other is also extraordinary.
Ann Demeulemeester is a Belgian fashion designer whose eponymous label has become known as a staple at the annual Paris Fashion Week. Demeulemeester is influenced by gothic, punk, and Japanese cult styles. Each of these aesthetics is showcased through her garments and have been translated into this new tableware collection - combining art with functional design.