London – Interior product designer Bodo Sperlein has created a series of china boxes with lids in the shape of macaroons.
Japanese heritage brand Nikko commissioned the Macaroon collection, which also includes a range of crockery, as well as several other pieces by Sperlein, who is particularly well known for his work in bone china. Each box is glazed in a pale pastel shade that intensifies along a gradient towards the centre.
Nikko describes the collaboration with Sperlein as ‘a unique collection that unites Japanese restraint and respect for nature with a formal modern European aesthetic’. Other collections include objects that resemble clouds, flower blossom and other motifs from nature.
The pastel colour palette and macaroon shape of the boxes are a great example of a minimalist take on our Sweet Nostalgia design direction.