david caon x noritake create ultra-light tableware for qantas airways

david caon x noritake create ultra-light tableware for qantas airways

david caon and his studio have collaborated with ceramic house, noritake japan, to create an ultra-light range of tableware for qantas airways. the studio’s objective combines minimal, classic elegance with quality and functionality, favouring a soft edge where hard lines are often found.

the collection is a collaboration between caon studio and noritake



the collection comprises a 5 piece flatware set in brushed stainless steel, a 4-piece glassware set in lead and barium free crystal and a 16-piece crockery set in bone china. purposefully designed to be used on aircrafts and in lounges, the products demonstrate noritake‘s mastering of bone china. the japanese company who were established in 1904, and are renowned for bringing beauty and quality to dining tables around the world, have been making inflight tableware for qantas since 1962.

the collection features a milky white bone china



caon studio began their collaboration with the australian airline when they were asked to design the cabin interior for the upcoming qantas 787 dreamliner, set to take flight in march 2018. the studio employed the craftsmanship of noritake when the airline asked if they could further reduce weight of the long-haul aircraft by designing a new range.

elements are engraved with the industrial designers’ namesake



to ensure the new range would compliment the evolving food service on board, caon worked closely with renowned chef Neil Perry who is also the creative director of food, beverage and service at qantas. the range of crockery, cutlery and glassware will be used in-flight in international first, business and premium economy, domestic business as well as the first and business lounges, and qantas clubs.

the collaboration sees an experimentation into materials

the collection features a variation of lightweight pieces

design features include soft edges in place of hard lines

a maker’s mark illustrates the artisanal process

bone china vessels

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