A new creative initiative that brings together nine great artists at the Ginori Art Collection project.
Presented by Frédéric Chambre, nine artists visiting the Florentine workshops of Ginori 1735 signed unique pieces for the table and for interior decoration, entirely handmade from the Manufacture's stock of blanks. An unprecedented project that, in an original and creative way, offers a second life to porcelains that does not meet the Manufacture's quality standards.
Decorator Jacques Grange and gallery owner Pierre Passebon , with Paloma Picasso, Marina Karella, Mattia Bonetti, Bela Silva, Ivan Terestchenko, Hélène Dalloz Bourguignon and Giuseppe Ducrot, were seduced by this initiative. Each designed a service consisting of 54 unique pieces ranging from the abstract to the figurative, from poetry to graphic lines and references to haute couture. All signed on the back and all accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
An antique dealer, eclectic collector and director of the Galerie du Passage in Paris, Pierre Passebon has a unique approach to 20th-century decorative arts and contemporary creation. He was awarded the medal of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and that of Officer in 2015.
Renowned designer and collector Jacques Grange supports the greatest French craftsmen with passion and pleasure. His work focuses on private residences, but he has also designed hotels that are known throughout the world, such as the Mark Hotel in New York, the Palazzo Margherita, owned by Francis Ford Coppola’s family in Bernalda, Italy, the Maya Hotel in Lyon and the Cappuccino Hotel in Palma de Mallorca.
Paloma Picasso, one of the world’s most acclaimed jewellery designers and fashion icons, is known for her bold colour palettes, geometric forms and visionary aesthetic. These elements are reflected in her Ginori Reborn Project designs.
Mattia Bonetti is a Paris-based artist and designer. He created numerous collections of furniture and objects in one-off pieces or limited editions. The whimsical, surreal and unique quality of his work shines through his designs for Ginori 1735’s Reborn Project.
Portuguese artist Bela Silva is household name in the world of ceramics, and has exhibited in her country, but also in Spain, Brazil, China and Japan. For the past three years, she has been dividing her time between her workshops in Lisbon and Brussels. Two totally different atmospheres for an abundant and atypical production, which constantly alternates between drawing and ceramics. Her worldwide inspirations are behind the precious pieces she designed for the Ginori Art Collection.
A renowned photographer, Ivan Terestchenko left Paris in 2008 to settle in the Landes, in Guéthary, where he discovered the world of surfers. Fascinated by the hedonistic sacredness of beauty and youth, his eye and creativity found a new form of expression in the world of ceramics. He began sculpting small figurines of surfers in glazed clay, with a poetic charm. He is one of the nine artists brought together in Ginori 1735’s latest Reborn Project.
Growing up in Burgundy in an art-loving family and surrounded by artists, after her studies Hélène Dalloz-Bourguignon took an interest in the restoration of works of art, whilst working on her own paintings. She first presented her work in 1997, and since then has exhibited regularly and carried out private commissions, producing original creations on textiles and furnishings and theatre sets.
Born in Greece to a family of art collectors, Marina Karella began designing theatre costumes and sets at the age of 20. In the 1960s, she moved to Paris and concentrated on her work as a visual artist. She then left for New York at the end of the 1970s and exhibited with talented dealer and patron Alexandre Iolas. She returned to Europe in 2005. Her work as a painter and visual artist is now in various museums and private collections worldwide.
Giuseppe Ducrot’s family is behind the Ducrot Studio, famous in the history of Italian decorative arts for its Liberty-style furniture. Very gifted in drawing from a young age, he later became familiar with sculpture. A means of expression that he explored meticulously and with talent, inspired by classical sculpture and also sensitive to Baroque art. At the same time, the artist developed a more experimental work, creating decorative objects in enamelled ceramics, with baroque shapes, as if in movement, covered with an astonishing yellow that became his signature.