The 30-piece set ranges from mugs and bowls to presentation plates and vases. From $150, at all Hermes stores islandwide and www.hermes.com/sg
French maison Hermes may be known for its bags, but its beautiful flatware should be your go-to home decor. It has partnered with porcelain painter Nathalie Rolland-Huckel on a 30-piece dinnerware collection named Passifolia (Latin for passionflower) that is an ode to the Garden of Eden and 17th century Dutch floral paintings.
One look at the intricate prints and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a lush tropical jungle. The effect comes from the patterns being printed on Limoges porcelain using 32 colours to faithfully reproduce the artist’s detailed palette. No attention to detail is spared – a single leaf boasts five shades of green-blues – and the entire process takes more than 2,000 hours.
The French artist is known for her vivid depictions of botanicals and this marks the third collaboration between her and Hermes, after two other tableware sets in 1997 and 2006, inspired by gardens and Persian miniatures respectively.
Yes, it might be on the pricier end for dinnerware but each piece is like a work of art, with a single plate enough to make a statement – and guaranteed to elevate your dining experience.