Off-White’s Virgil Abloh posted an image of him eating cake at the recent Met Gala on a white ceramic dessert plate that seemed to have the brand’s name scrawled in graffiti on it. If you want a slice of that Abloh-inspired art on your tableweare at home, well, you can have your cake and eat it too.
That’s because the plate in question comes from the designer’s collaboration with Italian porcelain specialist Ginori 1735 – which marks the latest addition in Off-White’s portfoilo of tie-ups with lifestyle companies. The all-white porcelain designs are now available at Off-White’s boutiques at Paragon and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Virgil Abloh uploaded this image of him eating cake at the Met Gala on a plate from the Off-White collaboration with Ginori 1734.
Founded in 1735 and owned by the conglomerate Kering since 2013, Ginori 1735 is known for its handmade and printed the crockery, glassware and sculptures.
For the Off-White C/O Ginori 1735 outing, the porcelain maker turned to the Antico Antico Doccia collection which have been in existence since the mid-18th century and features distinctive curves often used in Florentine silverware of the late baroque era.
The designs in the Off-White C/O Ginori 1975 collaboration are based on a mid-18th century tableware collection by Ginori 1735.
Featured on the full tableware set of dinner plates, serving platters, a teapot, and a tea cup saucer set are graffiti-inspired scrawls of words such as ‘Off’ and ‘Off-White’, giving the collection a bourgeois-slash-street art mashup.
“The imposition of the modernity of a logo and graffiti art with the respected house of Ginori 1735 is proof that good design can live on forever,” adds Abloh.
Ahead, we take a look at the items you can shop for.