Scarabei/Scaradei

Wallpaper* magazine/ ME London Hotel, 2015

Produced in collaboration with Italian porcelain manufacturer Richard Ginori and originally commissioned by Wallpaper* Handmade, Nigel Coates showcased the Scarabei/Scaradei collection of eight unique place settings within the dramatic Atrium of ME London Hotel. The collection was presented on Coates' own Picco table and was part of The Edit exhibition curated for the London Design Festival 2015.

A long time collector and enthusiast of Richard Ginori’s pieces, Coates fused traditional porcelain pieces from Ginori’s archive with decorative elements to create unexpected combinations of completely new, abstract and sculptural designs. In the creative hands of Coates, the Antico Doccia dinner service firstly produced by Ginori in 1740 has been transformed into a contemporary piece of art.

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