It seems the hard edged square dinner plate and ultra asymmetrical bowl phenomenon has mellowed out a little, and sweet simplicity in dinnerware has reigned supreme. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's "Ovale" collection embodies clean lines, beautiful and elegant shapes, and unbeatable functionality in a variety of sizes and multitude of accent pieces.
Ovale does not deliver a single serving impression. These pieces require a second glance, some figuring out - a platter of intrigue for the curious and discerning eye. They aren't actually oval shaped, but almost. And that missing fraction is delightfully captivating. Carefully considered details... that's where awesomeness lives.
Beyond the standard dinnerware - plates, side plates, bowls, cups, etc., Ovale has a wonderful selection of additional pieces including covered stoneware, serving dishes and trays, an ice bucket, and a little sauce plate (shown above).
The “Ovale” collection strives to be original, but it also wants to be rustic and traditional. We set out in pursuit of delicate expression. This composition speaks about every day life, about breakfast, lunch, about everyone getting together for dinner. There is a desire for simplicity.
-Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec