Overall: 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Porcelain dinner plate from "New York Delft" place setting; blue decal decoration of graffiti around rim and taxi at center.
Gift of Lovegrove & Repucci
Each marked on underside in decal: LOVEGROVE & PREPUCCI / ESTABLISHED 2003 / www.lovegrovepucci.com
The playful porcelain dinnerware "New York Delft," created by New York City designers Demian Repucci and Nick Lovegrove, makes reference to 18th century blue and white Delftware but updates the tradition with gritty New York City icons including graffiti, taxi cabs, hot dog carts, and delivery trucks. The dinner plate, soup bowl, and saucer feature broad rims decorated with faux graffiti recalling defaced subway cars of the 1970s. Iconic city vehicles adorn the center of the plates and teacup. According to the designers' own description, the pattern "uses the imagery and intricate patterns that surge through the continual visual stream of New York City street life. Rendered in the Dutch Delft vocabulary, modern New York City takes on a new 'classic' look."
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