Black Orchid Dinner Plate
1"H, 11" Dia.; Limoges Porcelain
The Michael Aram Black Orchid Collection was inspired by the powerful sensuality of orchids and the rich ambiance of haute couture – strikingly simple yet full of the most extreme detail. The collection has an almost gothic feeling – opiated, lush, and smoldering – like the dark, velvety atmosphere of a luxurious evening.
"There is something so seductive about orchids. In blackened nickel, they are even more sublime, like a woman wearing a black velvet gown floating through a great estate or a glassy urban high-rise. The dark atmosphere of the orchids against the hammered metal is like the afterglow of a beautiful evening."
Michael Aram Fine Porcelain was designed to reflect the way we are entertaining today – incorporating ease and comfort without sacrificing grace and detail. It's about the casualization of formal and the formalization of casual.
Constructed of Limoges bodies with exceptionally executed graphic details, the pieces remain sturdy enough to withstand everyday use. Each motif stands on its own but can also be combined with any or all of the texture patterns to create many variations of place settings. All the body shapes are exactly the same, so you can mix the plates any way you want and know they'll always look beautiful. The designs are also carefully managed to integrate perfectly with Michael's existing array of metal, glass, wood and stone serving and decorative objects. The result is an exquisite table every time you use them...casual when you want to be, more formal when the time is right...with motifs that go from two-dimensional expressions in the place settings to fully sculptural executions in the center of the table.
May also hand wash
As with all fine China, avoid hitting against other hard surfaces, particularly at the edges