Taking his cue from the internationally acclaimed Michelin Annual Red Guide, the young Swiss architect and recent Luxury Design graduate (MAS-Luxury) Albert Schrurs has created this imaginative series of 30 meticulously-decorated porcelain plates which, when aligned together, compose a giant map of French roads along with the country’s best restaurants. Created for the French porcelain specialists Bernardaud, the limited-edition series is Schrurs’ ‘tribute to both the amazing road network and gastronomy’ and it can be viewed at Bernardaud Foundation’s ‘Le Décor est Planté’ exhibition in Limoges (on show until 24 October 2011).
About the series:
‘The whole design is made out of 3 different materials, applied on the porcelain with a decal (printed using serigraphy). The main roads and the restaurants are in platinum, the North indication is in gold and the other roads are in a light grey. The back of the plate allows to identify the position of the plate on the map and on the front size, a cardinal arrow indicates the orientation of the plate by indicating the North. ‘
Albert Schrurs is also a co-founder and a manager of the Geneva-based studio Allegory