The Elder Statesman and RP Miller Tabletop Collection
There’s nothing more homey and exquisite than the feel of beautifully crafted and handmade tableware and you don’t have to be a craftsman to get it…
The Elder Statesman and RP Miller have collaborated with Moda Operandi on a collection of distinct tabletop home goods that celebrate handmade craft and heritage expertise. Between Greg Chait, Rodman Primack and Rudy Weissenberg, there is a shared love of artisans and the opportunity to collaborate with talented makers across the globe has been especially gratifying. Each piece is special individually, and together creates a story that is whimsical and defined by inherent qualities of the craft.
Available exclusively on ModaOperandi.com the collection is comprised of three categories: tabletop ceramics, drinking vessels, and linens.
Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-Founder of Moda Operandi, says, “We are so excited to launch The Elder Statesman’s first home collection. Greg and I both love a good party, so it was natural for him to take this next step into homeware with his brand. I love the boho, SoCal vibe of this collection. It’s perfect for a summer picnic, and equally gorgeous for BBQ dinner on your patio.”
Talavera Ceramics have been handmade in Mexico since the 17th Century, though production almost died until a few artists and collectors helped reestablish the craft in the early 20th century. The Elder Statesman and RP Miller are working with a female-lead Talavera studio to create the tableware. Each place setting is a true mash-up of The Elder Statesman themes with traditional Talavera motifs. No two pieces are identical, as the entire process is handmade.
– Four patterns available: bear, palm grove, bonsai, planets
– Full place setting includes: charger, dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, bowl, coffee cup and saucer
– Big-serving platters also available in each pattern
The Glassware is made exclusively with a family-run glassblowing studio in Venice, Italy. Because each piece is handmade, the design is highly personal and meant to evoke the unique dyeing for which The Elder Statesman is recognized – a clear base with natural air bubbles and flashes of yellow, red and blue. Four different sized glasses include champagne, water, white and red wine.
Wood Tumblers are made in Guatemala – “whiskey” shaped carved from various hardwoods. The two styles differ in size, form, and treatment.
Linens are hand stitched and dyed with 100% Belgian linen. The Elder Statesman and RP Miller chose to work with a small studio in Columbia to make placemats, napkins, and tablecloths. Again, each piece has been individually hand-dyed, stitched and frayed in three colors: yellow, red and blue.