In a glaze: China boxes shaped like macaroons

10 : 12 : 2012 Japan : Clouds : Bodo Sperlein

London – Interior product designer Bodo Sperlein has created a series of china boxes with lids in the shape of macaroons.

Macaroon collection by Bodo Sperlein Macaroon collection by Bodo Sperlein
Macaroon collection by Bodo Sperlein Macaroon collection by Bodo Sperlein

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.

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