Blue Collar Rib Bowls by Arian Brekveld for Royal Delft

Blue collar bowls by Arian Brekveld

These 'Blue Collar Rib Bowls' by Arian Brekveld landed in my inbox recently. Regular readers will know that I have a soft spot for contemporary ceramics and these are certainly on my wish list.

Brekveld previously designed for Royal Delft in 2012, with his 'Touch of Blue' tableware and 'Blue Collar Bottles', and has this year added new pieces to the Blue D1653 collection. As before he has cleverly juxtaposed the application of classic blue motifs onto pure white forms that align perfectly with the heritage of Delftware (which traces its origins back to the 1640s), bringing it bang up to date for lovers of contemporary ceramics.

I particularly like the larger flatter bowls - a perfect embodiment of old and new within a single design.

Blue collar rib bowl by Arian Brekvelt
Blue collar rib bowls by Arian Brekveld