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This shallow bowl, perfectly designed for pasta dishes, is crafted in fine white bone china and features two of the whimsical characters from the illustrative story of The Sailor’s Farewell. Originally created as a fabric pattern by renowned designer, Kit Kemp the bowl depicts a frogman beneath the waves, exploring a sunken shipwreck, two of the motifs used in the Sailor’s adventure after his loved-one waves him off. With its pale blue finish echoing the original linen created by Kit Kemp, the pasta dish is embellished with a deeper blue and hand-applied 22 carat gold trim and forms part of a second collaboration between the designer and Wedgwood continuing her love of folkloric story-telling. Backstamped for authenticity and presented in a Wedgwood blue box, this makes is a charming gift and forms part of a stylish tableware collection which is used in two of the boutique hotels in New York and London co-owned by Kit Kemp.
Kit Kemp is an award-winning interior designer and co-owner of Firmdale Hotels. With a worldwide reputation for her unique and wonderful hotel interiors, she also lends her designs to textiles, fragrances and homeware, as well as being a published author. Kit Kemp has won many awards for her iconic designs.
Celebrated for her individual and original approach to design, Kit Kemp is a champion of British art, craft and sculpture. It was for this reason that Wedgwood approached her to create a collection of specially designed fine bone china.
Kit’s influences are often whimsical and lyrical, and usually contain a host of mythical animals. Hence, her Wedgwood collections feature a series of fantastical characters and surreal patterns that have a primitive feel.