Every bowl, dish or tray of Bela Silva’s Carnet de voyages collection for Serax, resounds with an unmistakable echo from the past.
The abstract motifs covering Bela Silva's glazed stoneware look just like landscapes whipping past from a train window, which is fitting since her entire Carnet de Voyages collection is inspired by travel.
Working with Serax, the designer's eclectic range is awash with earthy tones, the imperfect aesthetic highlighted with charmingly off-kilter shapes. When you're not admiring it, keep the decorative Calor de Silva bowl pride of place on a shelf or sideboard.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Although born and raised in Lisbon, we may well attribute the predicate 'world citizen' to the Portuguese artist Bela Silva. She studied in Portugal, the UK and the US and she explored all possible arts disciplines. Her work has shared the spotlight in exhibitions with that of Andy Warhol, and her tile art is popular from Brazil to Spain, across China and back to Portugal. Nowadays she commutes between Brussels and Lisbon, mainly focussing on her first love, ceramics.
Serax is a Belgian design label, that has been active for over 30 years and is still managed with a passionate family spirit. Today Serax works with stand-out designers from all over the world: Ann Demeulemeester, Vincent Van Duysen, Paola Navone and Piet Boon are just a few names from the illustrious list.
Serax tableware graces the tables of some of the best restaurants in the world. Whether you go for a bite to eat at Albert Adrià's Enigma restaurant, at Jean George in New York City or at Nobu in Milan, Serax's carefully designed dinnerware and cutlery will give your culinary experience that little bit more. Over the years, Serax has grown into a versatile lifestyle brand. The products range from tableware and pottery to unique design furniture, lighting and accessories. In 2014 Serax received the Henry van de Velde Award, the most prestigious design prize in Belgium.
COMPOSITION & SIZE
Designer - Bela Silva Dimensions - 39.5cm x 22.5cm x 2.5cm (LxWxH) Material - Stoneware