Introducing Chanterelle by Raymond Blanc
A new range of tableware by Raymond Blanc exclusively for John Lewis
08 February 2011
Chanterelle by Raymond Blanc for John Lewis
John Lewis is pleased to announce the launch of Raymond Blanc’s new tableware range, exclusively available in store and online from January 2011.
Inspired by the delicate detail of a Chanterelle mushroom, the range has been created in collaboration with one of the world’s top ceramic design houses ‘Studio Levien’. The inspiration for the design came from the gardens of Raymond’s Two-Michelin-Star restaurant, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, where he and the team from Studio Levien spent some time developing the concept for the tableware.
This is the first time that Robin Levien has worked with a culinary personality and comments; “it was great working with someone who wanted to be a part of the project throughout all stages. Raymond was an integral part of the design and development and his ideas and involvement really helped to bring his inspiration to life”.
Raymond was fully involved with the project from the concept to final production. He says; “I wanted to create a fine china tableware range suitable for every day but also for entertaining. Working closely with Robin Levien and his team we have been able to create a design which incorporates the fine detail and sensuality we wanted to achieve, whilst keeping the durability and functionality needed for every day tableware. The texture on a selection of the items is inspired by one of nature’s most subtle designs, the delicate gills of the underside of a Chanterelle mushroom, thus giving the collection its name”.
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