Norwegian company Figgjo has introduced a new plate collection – Frame – their first launch in what the company says is “a long time”.
Designed in collaboration with Oslo-based designers Skogstad & Wærnes, Frame is a series of oval plates which come in three different sizes.
The absence of a traditional plate foot means that Frame sits firmly on the table, while the soft, natural lines leave an almost floating aesthetic impression. To achieve a harmonious yet dynamic interplay, Figgjo say they have chosen a somewhat different scaling for the three sizes offered.
“We have long been fascinated by the oval shape and have drawn inspiration from its use in modern art and design. With Frame, we have chosen a soft, organic silhouette with flowing and enveloping lines. The plates have a subtle form that focuses on the most important details. Frame can complement any dining environment and work seamlessly with other Figgjo products,” says designer Fredrik Værnes.
“In addition to its striking design, Frame also has practical advantages. Oval plates usually take up less room, both in terms of stacking and the space they occupy on the tabletop. Also, certain dishes lend themselves naturally to oval dining surfaces. Just think of classic bistro fares with two juxtaposed elements, such as fish & chips or entrecôte with fries. Oval also pairs well with round and square shapes if you want to vary the presentation by playing with the geometry.
Frame’s glaze is highly scratch resistant and helps avoid edge nicks. The plates is also produced in the same material as Figgjo’s other series, namely high-quality vitro porcelain that can withstand many years of intensive use.