Seletti’s New Porcelain Tableware: To Repair with Gold
Inspired by the Japanese century-old technique called “Kintsugi” to repair ceramics, the artisanal method celebrates cracks with eye-catching shine rather than trying to conceal them.
Seletti’s 24K Gold Vein in this New Porcelain Tableware
Italian designer Marcantonio has created a new collection of porcelain tableware for Seletti, including this new eye-catching porcelain creation, except that you’ll find 24K gold vein flowing through the cracks to stick the pieces together. Inspired by the Japanese century-old technique called “Kintsugi”, this artisanal method is used to repair ceramics, instead of using the traditional way to mend the cracks with superglue.
How often have we heard that “if it’s precious, do not break it” because it will never be the same as the original glassware when it first arrived. But the Italian designer got creative. Repaired items therefore have golden veins, celebrating their cracks with eye-catching shine rather than trying to conceal them.
Throughout this new range of porcelain tableware for Seletti, he has designed a contemporary tableware collection comprising plates, cups and small bowls, all made from several ceramic fragments from different services, joined together with 24-carat gold. What reveals in each of this beautiful piece of artwork is a unique and highly precious look.
At the recent Maison & Objet Paris, Italian design brand Seletti – known for its irreverent creations – presented a new collection of porcelain tableware, including cups and plates.
Being a long-standing contributor to Seletti’s catalogue, Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba’s work often explores connections between mankind and nature. Other of his unique collection includes the “Mouse Lamp” and the “Monkey Lamp”, designed for the famous Italian design brand.
More information can be found at www.seletti.it.