The French tableware company, Non Sans Raison (Not Without Reason), has been producing modern porcelain tableware since 2008, drawing on inspirations ranging from from Kazimir Malevich to Jackson Pollock.
The design company works out of Limoges, France, creating works from the porcelain that region is known for, which the company calls “white gold.” Their goal, they state, is to perpetuate the soul of an ancient material while also injecting it with a new vitality. They seek to combine the “noble” material of porcelain with refined, finely printed designs whose details play with light and shadow. The company states that their tableware invites users to enjoy its “optical construction” by offering different types of visual angles and stagings around the dinner table.
We’ve included examples from some of their sets here with descriptions from the designers.
Above image: Tableware from Non Sans Raison’s Square set. Inspired by Malevich’s suprematism, the designers state that the set is a sort of “building game” which attempts to reconcile square and circle shapes with hypnotic effects.
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