Focus - Vestige Tableware.

Focus - Vestige Tableware.

Focus - Vestige Tableware.

With our modern day obsession for pristine, all white, perfectly matching tableware, it is a refreshing change to discover the Vestige ceramic collection. Uniquely mismatched, the reclaimed plates are unified by colour and the hand painted depictions of animal and birds on each. A former graduate of Central Saint Martins, Vestige?s Dutch designer explains,  ?As part of my genuine enthusiasm in making all kinds of stuff I am always ?rescuing? objects, scavenging and intervening with materials from the streets, charity shops and of course regular shops, altering these bounties, experimenting with them and eventually assigning to them new functions.? Whether it is a leaping hare or a large blackbird, images are painted freehand onto every plate,the paint so lusciously thick in areas that interesting surface textures are created. The Vestige collection is surprisingly robust and is both microwave and dishwasher safe,although with pieces this special you may just want to admire them rather than actually eat from them! Vestige tableware is handmade in London and is £35 per piece. Available in store only.