Virgil Abloh and his label Off-White have their sights set on your dining table after conquering your wardrobe and shoe closet. They’ve recently revealed a limited edition homeware collaboration with Italian brand Ginori 1735 which includes silverware for a “modern eating room.”
This marks the first collaboration between the two brands, with Ginori 1735 expressing that a bigger joint-effort collab will potentially take place in 2022. The collection was revealed at Off-White’s Milan show where hungry collectors got a first look. For this year’s Milan Salon del Mobile Design Fair, the ground floor was turned into Abloh’s image of what a contemporary home should look like.
The flatware collaboration is based on the conventional shape of Ginori 1735’s Antico Doccia collection, which has been utilized since the mid-1700s and highlights supper plates, serving platters, a tea kettle and a teacup saucer set.
For the limited edition collection of dinnerware, the Italian home décor brand, which has been making fine porcelain since 1735, will combine late-baroque Florentine aesthetics with Off-White’s modern streetwear look. This means you can expect graffiti and doodles on your serving platters, dinner plates, teapot, and teacup saucer set made of immaculate white porcelain.
Each piece combines Abloh’s peculiar and specific style with Ginori 1735’s late-baroque Florentine flatware, with Off-White spray painting superimposed on the ceramics in a disentangled color palette of dark and white to permit the collection to “compliment any kitchen or home.”
Commenting on the collection, Virgil Abloh, chief imaginative executive and director of Off-White, said in a statement:
“This is a collection for the modern dining room – whether formal in a home, a millennial apartment, or simply a dorm room. The imposition of the modernity of a logo and graffiti art with the respected house of Ginori 1735 is proof that good design can live on forever.”
We love to see these collaborations that take the world of fashion and streetwear into the domestic home décor arena. There is something really enticing about high-end ceramic luxury brands coming together with creatives such as Abloh in order to create innovative homeware collections.
Off-White c/o Ginori 1735 limited edition homeware is now available on both Off-White and Ginori 1735‘s websites, in select Off-White boutiques and the Ginori 1735 Milan flagship store. Prices range from $245 for a dessert place to $720 USD for a teapot.
In related news, check out Virgil Abloh’s Braun collaboration in celebration of the brand’s 100th anniversary and his Nike ICONS book.
Photos via Off-White