Taking plant-based dining to a whole new level, Hermès has recently launched a new tableware collection, designed by Nathalie Rolland-Huckel. Inspired by the dreamy Garden of Eden, the collection sits in that sweet spot right between the worlds of art and botanicals — a perfect addition to the homes of those who are not only great cooks, but also tasteful home decorators who put a lot of consideration into their space.
Comprising a range of large platters, plates, vases, and teacup sets, the entire collection is heavy on the details — featuring large flora-inspired motifs hand-painted on Limoges porcelain. Boldly coloured and authentic in design, the vibrancy of green stems, the and veins of the atrium are enough to turn your dining table into a highly appealing landscape of unfurling greenery. It’s hyperrealism and it’s captivating, and as an extra touch, each design is lined with a fine band of gold — representing the zenith sun, or the origin of all the world’s beauty.
Passifolia serves to capture all things humans cannot make, but nature can provide — from ferns and flowers, to chestnuts and bananas. The collection provides a visual crash course on representing vegetation — a representation that is free from labels, and the man-made constructs of time and region.
Looking at the collection invites one to contemplate, offering the opportunity to sit with these dream-like images of nature. Seeing the vibrant blends of green, against a background of white leads one to wonder — is this what the garden of eden looks like?
Find out more about Hermès Passifolia at hermes.com.