vito nesta paints scenes from cairo, lebanon and kenya on the grand tour plates
 

vito nesta paints scenes from cairo, lebanon and kenya on the grand tour plates

vito nesta presents new collections of grand tour dishes — a personal project and tale of a lifetime journey, sometimes real and sometimes imaginary. cairo, lebanon, and kenya carry on the path that begun in las palmas, natsumi, wagasa, anatomica, in a continuous search for the beauty, drawing inspiration by the itineraries of the renaissance.

vito nesta paints scenes from cairo, lebanon and kenya on the grand tour plates

 

 

with cairo plates, nesta tells about ancient egyptian women immersed in thoughtful looks, wearing jewels and headdresses that illustrate a world far away in time and space. the sensual and exotic faces printed in black and white on the surface of the dish become protagonists in contrast with the colorful patterns of fruit and flowers that surround them. in this composition, cold and warm tones contrast and balance each other creating a melodious dialogue between human and natural beauty.

vito nesta paints scenes from cairo, lebanon and kenya on the grand tour plates

 

 

glazed edges with contrasting colors frame up pictures of the near east — lebanon is the series of dishes that unveils landscapes of the past inhabited by men and animals, by nature and architecture. the combination and overlap of architecture create decorative patterns that stand out against the dark background of the edge of the dish.

vito nesta paints scenes from cairo, lebanon and kenya on the grand tour plates

 

 

kenya is a journey through smells, colors and stories of the african warrior populations. scenes of the everyday life of men, women, and children are depicted on the plate without borders or frames. the only decorative element is given by the repetition of small geometric shapes in different colors that emerge from the composition.

vito nesta paints scenes from cairo, lebanon and kenya on the grand tour plates

 

vito nesta grand tour designboom

 

vito nesta grand tour designboom

 

vito nesta paints scenes from cairo, lebanon and kenya on the grand tour plates

 

vito nesta grand tour designboom

 

vito nesta grand tour designboom

 

vito nesta grand tour designboom

 

vito nesta grand tour designboom

 

vito nesta grand tour designboom

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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