New East Digital Archive

Half & Kulachek: traditional crafts meet contemporary design in plate collaboration

29 November 2016

Crockery brand Half&Half has come together with designer Anna Kulachek to produce a special pair of limited edition plates, hand-painted at the famous Russian Gzhel crockery factory.

The collaboration, which sees contemporary design come together with traditional crafts, was born of a design contest held by AD magazine. One plate is adorned with a large flower and the other with spots, while both are in keeping with the Gzhel style — white with distinctive blue designs.

Gzhel is a Russian style of ceramics which takes its name from the village of Gzhel, located in the Moscow region. The ceramics have been produced since 1802.

The plates can be purchased here.