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Two new collection­s serve up the genius of Le Corbusier on a plate

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Two new tableware collection­s from Cassina, made in collaborat­ion with Ginori 1735, pay homage to the purist style of Le Corbusier. The first, a set of three platters in white unglazed porcelain, take inspiratio­n from some of the symbolic bas-relief designs that appear at Chandigarh, the modernist Indian city designed by the architect in the 1950s. The three platters feature a fish (round), a sun (rectangula­r) and an open hand, symbolisin­g peace (square). The second, featuring an interlocki­ng hands motif, was originally created in 1961 for the Prunier restaurant in London’s St James’s, and has been reissued, remaining as true to the original design as possible. To complement these minimalist gems, we have used them to serve up a cornucopia of cicchetti (Venetian bar snacks similar in concept to Spanish tapas), including eggs with anchovies, and a selection of crostini topped with salami; bresaola and artichoke; mortadella and radicchio; ricotta, garlic and herbs, with endive; and pecorino and grilled courgette, alongside a chilled glass of vino bianco and a Campari and soda on ice.

 ??  ?? ‘Chandigarh’ platters, £227 each; ‘Service Prunier’ salad plate, £86 for two; espresso cup and saucer, £124 for two, all by Le Corbusier, for Cassina x Ginori 1735. Glass, £60; cup, £55; pitcher, £195, all by Michael Ruh, from The New Craftsmen. ‘Chateau Baccarat’ wine glass, £185 for two; ‘Perfection’ tumblers, £140 for two, all by Baccarat. ‘Fiftyshade­s’ fabric in Giallo (napkins), £79 per m, by Rubelli. ‘Sahara III’ fabric in Serandite, £32 per m, by Kirkby Design
‘Chandigarh’ platters, £227 each; ‘Service Prunier’ salad plate, £86 for two; espresso cup and saucer, £124 for two, all by Le Corbusier, for Cassina x Ginori 1735. Glass, £60; cup, £55; pitcher, £195, all by Michael Ruh, from The New Craftsmen. ‘Chateau Baccarat’ wine glass, £185 for two; ‘Perfection’ tumblers, £140 for two, all by Baccarat. ‘Fiftyshade­s’ fabric in Giallo (napkins), £79 per m, by Rubelli. ‘Sahara III’ fabric in Serandite, £32 per m, by Kirkby Design

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