A new dinner service concept for the haute cuisine HautsCouverts is a revolutionary new concept in design and production of dinner service for high-end restaurants.
Exclusive, custom-made designs that match the high quality standards of the top cuisine as well as the porcelain topbrands, HautsCouverts is produced in Limoges with the highest-standard materials and techniques available. We can offer you a completely unique porcelain item or a singular collection, tailored to your wishes and designed in close dialogue with you or your clients.
It is, of course, also possible to select your items from the HautsCouverts collection.
Dutch chefs like Jonnie Boer ( De Librije ), Jannes Brevet ( Inter Scaldes ), Mohamed El Harouchi ( Restaurant Solo ) and Rene Tichelaar ( De Gieser Wildeman ) and others have already experienced the unique approach of HautsCouverts.
Our porcelain studio in Limoges, is specialised in 1400ºC porcelain dur with a focus on innovation and treasuring traditional techniques. Our bisque reliefs and partly glazed items are much admired for their superior design and finish.
The Standard Collection is always being handmade with the utmost care.
As a restaurant you must be unique and that starts with the plate, the collections of Olaf Stevens have this momentum.
–Robert Kranenborg– (One of the most valued masterchefs in the Netherlands)
For years now, the Dutch designer Olaf Stevens, has made a name for himself with his unusual style. In glass and porcelain alike, his variations of form and ornamentation are always guaranteed to surprise, combining motifs of a long tradition with absolute innovations.
If he does not choose to make the object himself, Olaf Stevens often collaborates closely with the craftspeople and manufacturers who produce his objects, making the most of his profound understanding of the manufacturing techniques to develop new angles in his designs. What could have been more appropriate than to get together with the glass specialists in Sweden, who themselves enjoy high esteem in the international world of design. Picking up an existing principle, the result of these meetings are extraordinary collections, of shallow bowls and vessels tending to a more symbolic “utility” value. It is the kind of vessel that, through the millennia, has been the first type of object of human civilization and domesticity, as the many stone-age precursors testify. Like these, however, Olaf Stevens’s objects obtain their special artistic worth only through their particular design.
Stevens exploits the translucency and brilliance of the objects in applying his surface design in various, sometimes ornamented layers; it is only in seeing (through) them together and in their myriad reflections that they unfold their full effect. Thus, decoration is not solely a matter of the outer surface, but, as in all ceramic objects, of the body of the material. The effect is astounding.
The HautsCouverts collection is a concept and design by Olaf Stevens, very fine, high quality porcelain (1400ºC porcelain dur) produced in Limoges.
The collection consists of a complete dinner service with the most refined detailing that nevertheless also features all the properties that could be expected of crockery for the high class restaurant. The porcelain has a rich ornamental quality, seen in various techniques.
Simplicity, unity and exclusiveness. One embossed design for all items on the dining table, with such a modest character that the chef’s creations are highlighted in all their richness.
HautsCouverts can offer you possibilities from custom-made single items, imprints of your own logo to complete collections. Please feel free to get in touch with us to find out more about the possibilities by proceeding to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact us personally, we therefore refer you to the contact tab below.