Spotlight: The Feast
You’re Invited to The Feast
Five design studios collaborate on an unforgettable dinner party collection, exclusively for DM/BX
This week, we’re thrilled to launch The Feast, an unforgettable dinner party collection curated by New York interior designer Kristen McGinnis—exclusively available at DM/BX. Comprising masterfully handcrafted dinnerware, glassware, silverware, linens, and more, The Feast goes way beyond design for the everyday. This collection is a functional work of art.
As an ensemble, the objects that make up The Feast collection strike a singular, arresting aesthetic mood, but in fact they represent the work of five outstanding studios specialized in disparate materials and techniques. Scroll on to find out what makes each piece of The Feast so delicious.
Ceramic Dinnerware and Piccolo Bowl by Jeremy Anderson
In recent years, New York ceramic artist Jeremy Anderson’s playfully sophisticated, hand painted Piccolo vessels have attracted a devoted following. For The Feast, Anderson has reimagined his signature artwork as a functional, tabletop bowl accompanied by a pair of celadon-hued dishes. Each piece is hand-thrown and fired in the kiln three times to amplify the luster of the glazed surfaces that complement areas of exposed vitrified clay.
Natural Linen Tablecloth and Mother of Pearl Napkin Bracelet by Yolande Milan Batteau
Interdisciplinary artist Yolande Milan Batteau has contributed two works to The Feast: the natural linen tablecloth that she hand dyes and hand paints in her New York studio, and the organically sculpted napkin bracelets with mother of pearl inlay, produced in collaboration with New York atelier Callidus Guild. Like much of her work, Batteau's designs for The Feast draw inspiration from powerful natural phenomena, like weather, tides, and geological time. As every piece is handmade, each is one of a kind.
Bronze Silverware and Candlesticks by Farrell Hundley
LA-based artist Elliott Hundley and furniture designer William Farrell collaborate under the moniker Farrell Hundley, and their shared studio specializes in hand-wrought functional sculpture cast in bronze. Their dramatic five-piece silverware set for The Feast is produced through the lost-wax technique of bronze casting, and each piece polished by hand to a mirror finish. Their enchanting candlesticks, meanwhile, are formed through a method that destroys the mold, ensuring that each iteration of the series is unique.
Glassware by Michiko Sakano
Japanese born, Brooklyn-based glass artist Michiko Sakano studied with Venetian and American master makers before developing her own body of work inspired by minimalism and the color palettes used in her family's multi-generational kimono making practice. Sakano’s textured, translucent glassware for The Feast employs a traditional glass blowing technique that traps air bubbles, while the forms of the wine glasses, water glasses, and carafe call to mind relics from ancient Mediterranean cultures that have been modified to conform to the human hand. These production processes ensure that each glass is wonderfully unique.
Linen and Metallics Napkins by Hiroko Takeda
Brooklyn textile artist Hiroko Takeda trained in the Mingei tradition in Japan, where she was born, before going on to earn an MA in Constructed Textiles from London’s Royal College of Art. For the Feast, Takeda has hand woven a series napkins in linen and metallic threads, creating an abstract, asymmetrical pattern that she has dubbed “Metal Stain.” Her concept is that the napkins appear to be marked with liquid metal in honor of the liquid boundaries between art and design. As each napkin is unique, please expect variations. ◆
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