John Lewis launches Raymond Blanc tableware

Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc has teamed up with John Lewis to launch a new range of tableware.

Called Chanterelle by Raymond Blanc, the fine china collection is exclusive to the department store group, and is available both in-store and online.

The inspiration for the design is said to have come from the gardens of the chef’s renowned Oxfordshire restaurant, Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons, and was interpreted by one of the world’s top ceramic design houses, London-based Studio Levien.

Said Robin Levien: “It was great working with someone who wanted to be a part of the project throughout all stages. Raymond was an integral part of the design and development and his ideas and involvement really helped to bring his inspiration to life.”

The collection is suitable both for everyday use and for entertaining, and comprises plates, bowls, cups and saucers, creamer, jug, mug and teapot. There is also the innovative Olive Dove – an olive server that provides a discreet disposal point for the olive stones, through the dove’s “beak”.

You can watch Robin Levien and Raymond Blanc discussing the new collection above.

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