The history of Raku dates as far back as the 16th century, and it was said that the special type of earthenware was first invented for a tea ceremony in Kyoto, indeed as Raku means ‘pleasure’ or ‘enjoyment.’ Raku's unpredictable results and intense color piqued Michael Wainwright’s interest, along with a desire to tame it for modern tabletop designs. Adding his signature gold details with sharp contrasts of black and white, makes this collection truly art for the table.
The dinnerware collection will be available with gold gilded details, which makes it not for use in the microwave or dishwasher, and without. The collection without gold details is both dishwasher and microwave safe, and can easily blend with the gilded pieces for a more casual lifestyle.
Collection can be pre ordered by calling Michael Wainwright USA at 413 717 4211