Rosanna has launched new tabletop lines for its fall and winter collections, which includes its new Artist Sketchbook: Farm To Table line. The line reflects and encourages mindful eating and contemporary tastes, the company said, such as shared plates, communal dining, small plates and plant-based, one-dish meals.
“Right now we’re seeing the emergence of a new way of dining,” said Rosanna Bowles, founder and creative director of Rosanna. “A lot of influence comes from the Danish concept of hygge —being cozy together and enjoying the satisfaction of homemade food you worked to prepare yourself. That’s why this line emphasizes time spent close to the earth, marveling at the beauty of the food we eat.”
According to the company, the line celebrates the aesthetics of the garden, with each piece featuring freeform studies of vegetables along with their Latin names and painterly swatches of color. The line includes big bowls, mugs, 4.5-inch and 6-inch small plates, spice vessels, and serving platters in a variety of shapes and sizes. All-white dinner plates and soup bowls are embossed with subtle images of vegetables and plants along with clear water and wine glasses embossed with leggy wildflowers.
“We put a lot of care into the paintings featured in this line,” Bowles said. “We wanted to conjure the scribblings from the notebook belonging to someone with an artist’s eye. We designed Artist Sketchbook: Farm to Table from the point of view of someone who revels in visual wonders of the garden, thinks of food as art, and creates meals for how they look as much as how they taste.”
The packaging features bits of philosophy of the imaginary gardener-artist, including maxims like “feed your senses and your soul” and “speak with love to your plants – they listen.”