While table etiquette dictates the relevant how-to guide to proper dining manner, the art of tableware, known as the “Arts de la Table” in French, plays a vital role in expressing one’s personal taste related to the table setting.
The newly-launched The Prestige store is located at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Hotel. It is a concept store that houses a bounty of high-end crafted brands, such as Bernardaud, Christofle, Daum, Forges De Laguiole, Jaune De Chrome & JL Coquet, Jars Paris, Moser, and many more to come.
The Prestige places great importance in enriching the skill of hosting and entertaining guests, friends, and family in the home, through state-of-the-art crockery and cutlery. Casting a spotlight on artists of the French lifestyle, all products come with stories that speak of elegance, refinement, and originality. The aim is to celebrate the art of tableware, as well as the artistry and detailing that goes into crafting it.
Customers can expect to learn about and discover new pieces when visiting The Prestige, as well as attend monthly events that promote the French way of life. Read on to find out more about some of the key brands you should know, and how they embody the true “Arts de la Table.”
(All Images: The Prestige – Luxury Tableware)
Recognised as one of the masters of French porcelain since 1863, Bernardaud has its roots in Limoges, and is known for its craftsmanship, design, innovation, creativity, and the heritage related to porcelain-making. The brand uses developed technologies, together with the help of the world-leading designers and artists, to create porcelain dinnerware, lamps, candles, and jewellery. The luxury porcelain maker also supplies some of world’s most famous palaces and hotels their bespoke, decorative objects which have adorned many of the tables in the restaurants of the greatest chefs.
For over a century, Maison Christofle has been renowned as the ‘Master Goldsmiths’, perpetuating the qualities of elegance and excellence of all Christofle pieces. Their products range from luxury tableware to home accessories. Their pieces are also entirely handcrafted, with the use of traditional techniques for production.
Speaking of a true master in glass-making, it is unsurprising that you can find Daum at The Prestige, too. Since 1878, the legendary glassmaker has produced a myriad of crystal sculptures. From the Ecole de Nancy, Art Nouveau, Art Decoratif, and Majorelle, to Dali, Arman and Hilton McConnico, Daum has remained at the centre of some of the most notable artistic creations.
Forges De Laguiole
Inspired by the maison’s factory location in the village of Laguiole and the special energy that surrounds it, Forge de Laguiole’s knives carry a sense of story with them. Each piece sees the Forge de Laguiole cutlery signature, which expresses the power and beauty of the landscapes they hail from.
JL Coquet and Jaune De Chrome
Based in Saint-Léonard de Noblat, JL Coquet and Jaune de Chrome bring together the purest forms of porcelain and luxury tableware. The secret? A combination of original shapes, delicate finishes, and exceptional product quality.
Originating from a family ceramic workshop located in a small village in the Drôme, Jars Paris puts foward a vision that lies between unique beauty and usability. Their procedures are comprised of a 10-step manufacturing process, while the hand processing reaches up to a 50-step degree for more exclusive pieces.
For Czech-based company Moser, the focus is centred around the production of lead-free handcrafted luxury crystal. Thanks to its timeless designs and the stories hidden behind each glass work, the company has gained worldwide recognition as the world’s leading concept of luxury crystal and a symbol for exquisite manual processing.
Discover the French “Arts de la Table” of The Prestige – Luxury Tableware at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok every day, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find out more, visit theprestige-store.com or Facebook: @theprestigestoreth.
Although Mind is often perceived as a poised extrovert who enjoys being out and about in the city driving one of her dad’s luxury supercars, decorating her cosy home whilst taking some feel-good, aesthetic snaps for her personal blog is actually what most comforts her. She is a home décor maniac, a car enthusiast and a woman who very much believes in the health-is-the-new-wealth kind of philosophy.
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