WHY WE LOVE IT
More than just a pretty plate, La DoubleJ Housewives is the latest in a series of collaborations with Italian heritage brands that celebrate the homegrown excellence of Italian design. This colourful collection has been made with ceramics masters, Tuscan-born Bitossi Home, and legendary linens producer, Mascioni, based in Varese. The collection features a set of fine porcelain dessert plates, stoneware dinner and soup plates, alongside 100% linen tablecloths, placemats and napkins printed with vintage patterns sourced from the Mantero silk archive in Lake Como. For the minimalists among you, go for one print to spice up your dinner service. But if you’re like us and want to play the maximalist game, our prints and patterns are meant to be layered and mixed a million different ways. Have fun!
Due to gold emboss, handwash only.
Material: Quality Porcelain
Salad Plate 20cm diameter 3cm height
Soup Plate 23.5cm diameter 4.5cm height (Sold as a set with accompanying design dinner plate only)
Dinner Plate 28 cm diameter 2cm height (Sold as a set with accompanying design soup plate only)
Made in collaboration between Italian ceramic experts Bitossi Home & Milanese lifestyle label La Double J., Maximal Dessert Plate Set includes six fine porcelain plates with hand painted gold trim, each featuring a different vintage pattern.
Each set features prints from the Mantero Silk Archive, on Lake Como:
- Ombrellini designed in 1976 by the Corisia Archive
- Papaveri designed in 1963 by Susanne Kientz
- Pavone a toile de Jouy design from the 18th century
- Fenice designed in 1968 by Archivio Sergio Bini
- Lilium Blu designed in 1994/1996 by Archivio Cugnasca
- Geometrico designed in 1970 by Archivio Sergio Bini
Be sure to channel your inner Milanese housewife and skip the dishwasher with these precious plates. We know that washing a mano is a major pain, but all that’s gold won’t be glittering anymore if they hit the suds cycle. Meanwhile, that gold trim is painted entirely by hand, so the gorgeous imperfections are all part of the artisanal Italian package.
*Only Set of 6 Salad Plates / Set of Soup Plate & Dinner Plate comes with La Double J branded box & care card.
Vintage Print Info
Pavone: a vintage print from the 18th century
The original toile de Jouy print featured on this set was first designed in the late 1700s. It was sourced from the Mantero Silk Archives in Lake Como.
Ombrellini & Oppio: vintage prints from the 1970s and 1960s
The original Ombrellini print was designed by historic Milan-based textile company Corisia in 1976, while Oppio was designed by Paris-based fabric designer Susanne Kientz in 1963. Both were sourced from the Mantero Silk Archives in Lake Como.
Geometrico: a vintage print from the 1970s
This print was sourced by La DoubleJ in the Italian archives of Mantero Seta, one of Lake Como’s oldest silk manufacturers. It was originally designed in 1970s by the Como based textile designer Sergio Bini, long time partner for European and Italian designers, such as Karl Lagerfeld, Gianni Versace and many more.
Lovera Collections carries the required license for importation & sales of tableware products, all products regardless of country made are safe for food use.