This tableware was designed exclusively for Pujol, a restaurant that belongs to Chef Enrique Olvera. This restaurant was opened seventeen years ago in Mexico City. Since then, it has gained international recognition, such as Best Restaurant in México, according to Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2016 and the 20th place in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2017. This exact year, Pujol’s location and concept was changed. So the tableware had to change too to match with it. The dishes had to be simple to exalt the food.
The tableware is composed by twenty pieces, which are enameled in white and black and have rounded edges and soft curves. Some of them have subtle details that were inspired by the ancient pottery from Oaxaca, such as the handles and the curled out edges. Also, each plate has in the center a blob of black diluted enamel and some of the dishes have a black line in the border where you can see the craftsman stroke. This elements were handmade, so they have a unique, imperfect and elegant personality.
Uriarte Talavera was in charge of the production. This enterprise, which opened in 1824, has the oldest talavera factory. It is a kind of ceramic traditionally decorated with blue patterns painted by hand. This material has appellation of origin. It has to be manufactured in Puebla for it to be certified. For this reason the factory is located there.
Moisés Hernández Studio worked as a creative link between high prestige restaurant as Pujol and a factory of great tradition as Uriarte.