Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Thy Kingdom come": Middle Kingdom comes to the NYIGF


Middle Kingdom simultaneously celebrates the traditions of Chinese porcelain and creates new objects both subtle and elegant. Middle Kingdom celebrates the traditions of Chinese porcelain while creating new elegant objects; hand-thrown jars, vases, bowls and teapots inspired by classic Song and Ming dynasty shapes.

These vibrant porcelain pieces by Bo Jia, a Chinese designer in Washington D.C., are made in the traditional Chinese porcelain capital, Jingdezhen. The shapes are modern, and so are the striking colors. The sizes in the selection ranges from 5-inches ($14.00) to 22-inches tall ($150.00). And since the price is so unbelievable, I like the idea of creating groups (in odd numbers). They are pictured in groups in both Country Living and Real Simple magazines.

With these unbelievable prices I think a group of them would make a perfect centerpiece or you could place one of each at your guests place setting at your next dinner party.

Each piece is signed with the handwritten Chinese inscription on the foot ring that reads: "Middle Kingdom, Bo Jia Clan" in a six-character arrangement similar to a traditional reign mark. The packaging is a beautiful handmade muslin box, making it the perfect gift for any occasion.


In New York these pieces are available at Global Table (107-109 Sullivan Street NYC 10012) and Abitare ( 309 Henry Street Brooklyn 11201).

4 comments:

perfectbound said...

I just love these. They would be perfect for a centerpiece or vignette.

Sarah Dennis said...

I agree, perfect for a centerpiece and for the price you could get several and group them all together.

design for mankind. said...

You're right, this is so Sophie!!!!

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