Maison Fragile, the collections

Passionate about Bleu de four and football, Maison Fragile launches a poetic collection with constellations of stars.

Each plate represents a series of actions of a goal from France during the World Cup final, leading to the second star.

A tribute to the team spirit ! 

A collective creation by the team of Maison Fragile.

Fine porcelain Bleu de four, a special production of porcelain from Limoges. Serigraphy and hand-painted gold, 24-carat.

Bleu de four is a traditional technique from Limoges. The bisque of the porcelain is soaked in a bath of cobalt-blue enamel. Plates are fired at 1400 degrees for the best quality and durability of the colors.

 

Collection Rue de Paradis

“The first collection is a wink at our history.To pay homage to my great-grandmother Henriette who had her store in this street, to honour the profession of the porcelainiers (those who make or sell porcelain), cristalliers (those who search for and sell crystals) and faïenciers (those who make or sell the ceramic earthenware called faïence), and subsequently because the collection is sold at Kiss Kiss Bank Bank at 34 rue de Paradis. The circle is complete.”

Mary Castel, Fondatrice de Maison Fragile.

A wink to our ancestors, a homage to the profession.

We have invited 7 artists to interpretate a white plate as a blank paper: Vaïnui de Castelbajac, Safia Ouares, Alexia Gredy & Nicolas Ouchenir, Etienne Bardelli, Dimitri Coste & Charles Petit.

Each with his or her style, his or her universe, has told a story around Rue de Paradis.
The first collection was made with the Manufacture de Limoges.
Plates in extra fine porcelain, white of whites 27 cm.

Collection
Make Earth Great Again

This collection is a special order from Guillaume Gomez, the goumet Chef of L’Elysée (French President), and Meilleur Ouvrier de France (French reward for best workers) of cook.

Performed by Safia Ouares on coupelles, this collection has been realised handmade by the Meilleur Ouvrier de France of painting on porcelain, Bernard Bertrand, and producted in Limoges in the rules of art.

The theme of the collection is a tribute to the commitment of Emmanuel Macron for environment.

Les Françaises by Sonia Sieff

MARY CASTEL, the founder of Maison Fragile, has invited  SONIA SIEFF, talented artist photographer to create a bold porcelain collection.

Their frutifull collaboration culminated to the creation of a four-part series entitled “Les Françaises”. 

In Sonia’s family inheritance, as in Mary’s, beauty, fragility, sensuality are essential notions.

To believe that destiny is so made. When they meet for the first time, in a small bistro place of Antwerp, it only takes a few minutes for Sonia Sieff and Mary Castel to understand that their collaboration is inevitable. Between this photographer’s daughter and this porcelain granddaughter, the agreement is immediate.

First, each of them, this desire to collaborate has been trotting in their heads for months, like a startling ritornello. One admires the work of the other, and vice versa.

Thus, both share the same love of beauty in what is most fragile: a moment of pure grace, unveiling, intimate sensuality, freedom offered to the appetite of the senses.

What could be more natural for these two heirs of family traditions than to combine their talents to create a work that combines beauty and delicacy, ephemeral and tradition, delectation and refinement?

They have a common desire: to put the French woman in the spotlight, with sensuality, chic and shift.

Sonia Sieff,
Artist photographer
© Manuel Braun
Assiettes Les Françaises par Sonia Sieff



FROM ART TO CRAFTSHIP

This collection was manufactured in the rules of the art by our craftsmen manufacturers of Limoges Porcelain. Each filet has been painstakingly hand-painted by Martine, our porcelain painter.

4 months of work to obtain a good quality of photographic printing on the fineness of our porcelain.

Open your eyes, and enjoy…