13943 Wed, 03/05/2008 - 5:42pm
By Allison Zisko
NEW YORK–Not one to stand on her laurels, even at 100 years of age, designer Eva Zeisel has created a new dinnerware collection called One-O-One.
It is Zeisel’s first new dinnerware collection in more than 20 years, and its name reflects the fact that Zeisel completed this project just ahead of her 101st birthday last November. It launched late last month at Bloomingdale’s.
“We’ve had great success with other products designed by Eva, and we are all delighted to be introducing One-O-One,” said Richard Warner, buyer for decorative housewares. “It looks terrific and we know our customers will really appreciate this stunning collection, its exceptional value, and excellence in design and function
Royal Stafford manufactures the collection. Royal Stafford has been working with Zeisel since 2004, when it relaunched her Classic Century collection, carried exclusively by Crate & Barrel.
“Once again it’s an honor to work with Eva on a new collection for Royal Stafford,” said Norman Tempest, managing director, in a statement. Working on Classic Century gave the company the chance to bring “a timeless piece of work” back for today’s consumer, he said. “Working with Eva on One-O-One has been a different challenge. This time we have worked together to develop a new movement in modern design, which encapsulates today’s need for functionality with the simplicity yet fineness of true English ceramics.”
The collection embraces natural, curvy lines with an inverse-hourglass look. Dinner plates have a dramatic downward curve from the rim. The centerpiece of the white earthenware line is the organically curved Rockland Bowl. Retail prices range from $25 for a dinner plate ($90 for a five-piece place setting) to $110 for the teapot.