In his hands, Art deco took on a playful air. Today, Puiforcat sheds new light on the monograms Jean crafted in ink and watercolor.
Jean Puiforcat used watercolor to paint these letter pairs on small cards of 4 by 6 in. CE, AO, OG, OS, OT— don’t try to find hidden allusions or secret meanings in these monograms. Jean Puiforcat binds, embeds, and interweaves these letters together solely for their graphic qualities. Carefully conserved in the House’s archives and in the collection of the renowned New York decorative art museum, the Cooper-Hewitt, today these hundreds of miniature paintings are considered the height of the language of Art deco.
Monogrammes Puiforcat personnalization steps
These hyper-stylized geometric designs, sometimes playing on the brink of abstraction, speak of the immense imagination of Jean Puiforcat, and have become today the chief ornament of a made-to-measure porcelain collection. From a field of 530 designs, clients will first select the perfect letters to personalize their Limoges porcelain service before making their pieces unique.
Finally, one of three decorative motifs come to perfect the creation: semi-circular lines generously spaced out, concentric circles in tight rows, or circles with wide lines. These three compositions were imagined by the design studio of the House in the modernist tradition that guided Jean Puiforcat in the creation of his drawings, and which today will decorate, with extreme elegance, the edge of a plate, the beak of a coffeepot spout, the base of a mug, or the sides of a salad bowl.
Once the client expresses his desire on a monogram, a color, and a pattern, the porcelain pieces are made to order in Limoges, the crowning glory of French porcelain. Manufacturing excellence in service of an aesthetic reinvention—this is what the House of Puiforcat celebrates in this collection.Discover