There are plates that you eat from and then there are plates that just deserved to be displayed. Neel is the latter. Designed by Hong Kong-based Italian designer Andrea Ponti, Neel is a collection of 12 one-of-a-kind hand-painted plates inspired by the designer’s recent visit to Rajasthan, in the Northwest of India.
Neel is Hindi for indigo, a color commonly found on interior and exterior decorations in Rajasthan. It is also a symbol of its capital of Rajasthan, Jodhpur, dubbed the Blue City. Here are the details of the Neel Porcelain Plate Collection:
“The color appears dark and faded when painting, and acquires its final brightness and intensity through repeated baking at high temperature (above 800°C). Each plate features a unique design and various painting techniques. Different combinations of sfumato, ombre sponge, brush and fountain pen make each plate one-of-a-kind and give the entire collection its vibrant expression.”
Each plate measures 25 centimeters (about 9.8 inches) in diameter and the plates were hand-painted by Italian porcelain artist Ivana Calegari.
Neel Porcelain Plate Collection is a departure from the studio’s usual product design and it is for a good cause.
This gorgeous plate collection is available for your taking. However, price is on request.
All proceeds from the sale of Neel Porcelain Plate Collection will go to Make a Difference (MAD), an Indian non-profit organization that works to ensure a better life for children in orphanages and shelters in India.
All images courtesy of Antonio Muroni/Ponti Design Studio.
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