You won’t need to travel anywhere to dine at this year’s hottest restaurant, because it’s right in your own home. Virtual dinner parties (or tea parties, depending on your taste) have been trending since social distancing guidelines were issued, and although we can now look forward to revisiting our favourite haunts when Phase 2 starts, it seems online get-togethers are here to stay. So dust off your finest porcelain, or go a step further and get yourself a whole new service. Because one thing quarantine has taught us is to appreciate the small things in life, like a good meal with those near and dear, whether in person or over the internet.
And Versace has exactly what you need to make that party an extra special one – the new Jungle Animalier home collection. Born out of the longstanding partnership between the fashion house and interiors expert Rosenthal, this latest drop features a comprehensive range of porcelainware, from plates and bowls of varying sizes to coffee pots and espresso cups to salt and pepper shakers and a three-tiered etagere.
Each design promises to transform a simple meal into a feast for the senses. Taking cues from the viral Jungle print, animalier patterns, heritage symbols, and the ’90s-era South Beach Stories book by Donatella and Gianni Versace, the collection abounds with palm fronds, intricate Barocco curlicues, leopard spots and tiger stripes, Medusa head motifs framed by sun-shaped haloes, and more. Upping the eye-catching factor even further, the pieces are dipped in a flamboyant palette of lemon yellow, flame orange, caribbean blue, cerise, lime green, and lilac, with aureate accents to boot. If you’re looking for something that screams “life of the party” (and why wouldn’t you?), this is the one for you.
Swipe the gallery below to check out the collection: