The Fabrica design studio recently unveiled “À Table,” a collection of tableware inspired by multiculturalism in dining. Created for Atipico, the set includes plates, bowls, glasses, baskets, carafes, cutting boards, linen and cutlery inspired by objects from many countries. The set premiered at Maison et Objet from Jan. 23rd to the 27th.
The studio states of the project:
Entirely Made in Italy, A Table is inspired by the food habits and nationalities of the young creatives at Fabrica: the shape of the glasses are reminiscent of the cups used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony; the aperitif set instead takes its inspiration from the typical Indian habit of sharing and tasting many different foods while the linen – runners, kitchen gloves, aprons and various tablecloths – borrow the colours from the graphic patterns of antique porcelain. The result is an eclectic yet coherent collection in which, thanks to a strict design, different materials (ceramic, wood, metal, glass and fabric) are used seamlessly and in which every single detail is studied to coordinate the various pieces both aesthetically and in their daily use. Crafted with great care throughout the production process, A Table represents Italian savoir-faire with the added creative touch of the young designers of Fabrica who took their inspiration from countries such as China, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco and Scotland. Every object is also characterised by a symbol denoting the country of inspiration, a crown for England, an ideogram for China and Japan, a renaissance lily for Italy. In the linen the various symbols come together to form a single one, creating a visual representation of the global and multicultural nature of the collection.
A promotional video of the set is included below.
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