For over 25 years, Marie Michielssen has been designing all kinds of objects for Serax, which stand out because of their simplicity and serenity. Recently the designer launched her first tableware collection with Serax. Called La Mère, it has everything you need to dress your table in a pared-down, earthy style, for cosy dinners with family and friends. The collection immediately struck a note with Belgian weekly Weekend Knack. During the interview, Marie Michielssen revealed why she chose to call her collection La Mère. "It is a tribute to my mother and grandmother, and to mothers in general. The woman who fosters a connection, who ensures there's always food on the table, and who provides a foundation for the future of her children". A lovely message.
“At the same time, it's also a tribute to Mother Earth”, Marie elaborates. “Because I used earth to create my tableware". For this collection, Marie revisited the roots of ceramics, kneading every object by hand. She created all the designs intuitively, working with her fingers. Each object is thus perfectly imperfect, with slighly rounded edges and curved lines. “I love the organic look and feel of it”, she says. Some of the earthy shapes even look downright sculptural. Marie chose to place one of her serving platters on a base, for example, to highlight the dish that is being served. The message behind it is clear: 'Be thankful for the little things'. A message that will hopefully continue to resonate with guests after they leave the table.
"FOOD TRANSCENDS THE BASIC, UTILITARIAN PURPOSE. THE STORIES WE SHARE AND THE TIME WE SPEND TOGETHER STRENGTHENS A CONNECTION THAT WE ARE SOMETIMES AT RISK OF LOSING BECAUSE OF THE DAILY GRIND."
What kind of food does the designer of this serene tableware collection prefer? In this article, Marie Michielssen sheds some light on her food preferences in the form of a recipe for a ceviche with fresh vegetables. Simple, fresh, and joyful food for a summer meal with family, friends, or loved ones. Quintessential Marie and the essence of La Mère.