Solstice is born from raw materials cast and moulded using ancestral techniques. It bears witness to the riches of our Earth. From mother nature, filled with beauty and imperfections, from the seasons and solstices that give rhythm to our traditions and culinary practices, endless potential arises for our craftspeople at the REVOL workshop – and for chefs – to express themselves.
Solstice gives pride of place to the manual skills of our workers, while maintaining our ever-present aim of rewriting the rule books in porcelain and tableware.
Our plates, with their straight, irregular sides, feature unique mineral textures. The bowls, made using the traditional and manual skills of the potter, have a wide range of equally impeccable finishes.
Each piece guarantees uniqueness, with material to compose and create your future dining tables.
The challenge was a tough one – how to reinvent the dining table of tomorrow. After many days of thought, weeks of research, setting up trials, testing out new shapes, finishes and textures, making choices and keeping a close eye on what was coming out of the kiln, the Solstice collection was born. And we are so proud of it! But we still had to see what the chefs’ expert eyes would make of it. Could we convince them about our goal of changing the way we see the culinary art?
The chef Davy Tissot was kind enough to invite us to his Saisons restaurant, and it was with both pride and humility that we presented the new collection to him for the first big test!
His expression is open and determined with a touch of amusement. The chef listened to the presentation carefully without a word. Solar Storm, Moonlight… he picks up each dish and appraises each detail. His eyes light up, his spirit is focused in his thoughts... his imagination is at work!
« My approach to cooking and presentation is both highly instinctive and precise, and linked to the way I’ve developed of looking at objects. When I saw the Solstice collection, it reminded me of different kinds of material. The raw quality of aged leather or stone, the colour of a prestigious object, the red of the enamel was like a great wine. Quite quickly, my thoughts moved towards tastes, colours, ingredients. I combine flavours. The magic takes place in the way ingredients make contact on the plate. I like the imperfect shapes of the collection. You can feel the work of craftsmanship on the material. I follow this movement, I look for a balance to prolong the potter’s technique. I have the setting, the edges of the plate define my area of expression. The presentation must be unique, as each Solstice finish is.
Little by little, the ingredients come to life. The pigeon and pea puree find a place between the textures of the molten red material. The Peking mackerel with sake, honey and soy sauce graces the raw material of the plate. I serve the plate with bowls for the side dishes. In this way, the presentation is undisturbed. The shape is quite generous, like the palm of a hand, closed in, secret like the setting for a jewel. Gloss gold brings a reflection to illuminate the food, the matt on the outside adds distinction. Solstice is a rich source of inspiration that takes you beyond yourself, like all new forms of creation. Once you have adopted it, it is very easy to use, and through the originality of its finishes, it brings a new spirit to your dining table. I can’t wait – now it’s my turn – to see how the diners will react! »
Two rectangular shapes form the backdrop for all your creative culinary options, inviting you to play with the random nature of the finishes and with the chance reactions in the enamel resulting from the powerful flames from our kilns.
The bowls and pebble bowls round off your compositions with soft, natural shapes that are reversible, so you can give free rein to your imagination.