Founded in 1735 by Carlo Ginori in Sesto Fiorentinto outside Florence, Ginori's porcelain company became the most distinguished manufacturer in Italy. It remained family owned until 1896 when it merged with the Società Ceramica Richard of Milan, becoming Richard Ginori.
The company thrived for many years, producing handcrafted porcelain for palazzos, villas, luxury liners and the Vatican, as well as collaborating with artists such as Gio Ponti and Paola Navone.
Luke launched a collaboration with Ginori during Milan’s Salone del Mobile in April 2019. Entitled Il Viaggio di Nettuno, the collection was inspired by Luke’s love of Greek and Roman mythology, and in particular, Neptune, the Roman god of the sea.
On plates, chargers, tea cups, vases and more, we see mighty rulers caught in ocean winds, cloaks billowing, and riding chariots pulled by seahorses, the green of their skin and blank white eyes recalling long forgotten ancient bronze statues.
Luke photographed by Billal Taright for a Ginori campaign
In 2013 the historic brand of Richard Ginori was acquired by Gucci and subsequently Kering, and continues to stand as a beacon for Made in Italy excellence and craftsmanship. In 2020 Richard Ginori announced its new name and brand identity: Ginori 1735.