For this year’s Easter table setting, Svenskt Tenn has combined classic items with plates from Ann Demeulemeester’s Dé collection. Dé depicts the play of light and shadow that is so characteristic of fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester’s style. The plates, cups and bowls are hand painted with many layers, with different gradients of black and red.
Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester's eponymous fashion brand is regarded as one of the world's most influential. Over the years, she has distinguished herself with a highly unique and recognizable style, inspired by her muse Patti Smith. In 2014, Ann Demeulemeester left the fashion world, moved out into the country and began studying old-fashioned techniques to sculpt porcelain and mix glazes.
Green and yellow. A timeless combination. The flowering Mimosa that adorns the table creates a beautiful whole together with Svenskt Tenn’s block printed cotton placemats and napkins.
The patterned textile is printed by hand by a small, family-owned company in Jaipur, India. The printing block is cut out of a timber and then dipped in dye and pressed against the fabric like a stamp. Block printing is an art form; a method of production which requires enormous precision and craftsmanship.