Zebras are to Scalamandre what slipper chairs were to Billy Baldwin — and the Red Room was to Diane Vreeland. They have become synonymous with the Scalamandre brand and once graced the walls of Gino’s restaurant in NYC and have made their appearance in movies (The Royal Tenenbaums) and in more editorials than I can count. Those zebras can now be seen in dining rooms around the world thanks to a partnership between two famed American home decor brands. Lenox Corporation, maker of American-made fine china has partnered up with the legendary American textiles house, Scalamandre. Together, they have developed five Scalamandre signature designs that will encompass dinnerware, stemware, flatware and giftware.
The collection includes the “Zebras” pattern; as well as “Love Birds” – one of Scalamandre’s earliest and most popular reproduction fabrics; Bouvier, a favorite of Jackie Kennedy’s; Toile Tale – a whimsical Chinoiserie landscape; and Stravagante – an Italian Baroque still life creation.
This is the “Bouvier” china available this month from Lenox. It is based on a Scalamandre Tuileries silk print that Jackie O’ used in her New York City bedroom. We look forward to seeing the complete collection in stores!