As the New York Tabletop Show at 41 Madison takes place, we bring you some highlights from exhibitors.
Visitors to Vista Alegre’s showroom at 41 Madison will step into a stylised world of design excellence. See Constellation D’Or, a collection which is born of an age-old tradition of applying gold in pieces, which used in the porcelain of Sèvres in the late 18th century. Known as “pointillé d’or” or “sablé d’or” (or even “partridge eye”), these motifs mixed golden dots with shades of blue fire, forming small circles. The Constellation d’Or service recreates these geometric patterns and modernizes them, keeping the same decorative technique.
Meanwhile, the Petites Histoires (Small Stories) collection designed by Sam Baron takes us into the dreamlike world of the designer, where collages subtly blend with beautiful sketches to adorn objects with poetic and somewhat surreal narratives. The French designer uses the decorative codes of the centuries-old brand Vista Alegre, with whom he has collaborated since 2001, and takes them further, rewriting them in a personal way.
Also see the Cloudy Butterflies by Claudia Schiffer collection – these three vases are produced using the complex incalmo technique, frequently used in the Middle Ages. Continuing to demonstrate the great mastery of the brand’s master glassmakers, these pieces, in addition to being blown and handled without a mould, present the added difficulty of hot-melting the various colours horizontally without mixing them.
Another collection of note is Golden which the ancient Chinese zodiac is represented by twelve animals, real and imaginary. Chosen for their temperament, they symbolise the dominant qualities and traits of each sign. The Golden collection enhances these qualities with numerous engraved and gold-painted details, reminiscent of traditional Chinese designs.
See them on Floor 9.