The handmade crockery made of hot-fired ceramic is part of the “Red Flowery” series by the Shanghai-based company Platane. The special features are the matt, unglazed outer surfaces and the “typical” Chinese motifs such as fish, peony and plum blossom,which come here in a universal setting. Set 1 consists of 1 mug in a fish motif, 1 cereal bowl in a scattered flowers motif, 1 dessert plate in a bird of paradise motif and 1 large plate with a plum blossom border. They are all microwave and dishwasher safe as well as colourfast.
Colour: red / white.
Material: hot-fired ceramic, hand-made, green glazed inside, unglazed outside. Dishwasher safe.
Dimensions: cup Φ 8.5cm, 9cm h. Cereal bowl Φ 14.5cm, 7.2cm h, dessert plate Φ 20.5cm, 2.5cm h, large plate Φ 25cm, 2.5cm h.
Country: Jingdezhen, China.
Designer, manufacturer: Platane, Shanghai.
The story behind it:
In 2006, the French Laetitia Charachon founded the small but fine label “Platane” in the historic quarter of “French Consession” in Shanghai. It was named after the many original French plane trees, hundreds of which were brought to Shanghai in the 19th century, and which still shade the small streets in the center of today’s Shanghai. If the plane tree was the godfather for the name, the charming fusion spirit of the district is the inspiration for “Platane’s” homeware collection: traditional Chinese craftsmanship is combined with international design.