Family Home in Kuwait (Alberto Pinto)

Alberto Pinto: Dinnerware to Match His Interiors

First there was the red-eye to London.  The customs and immigration line snaked around the terminal like a coiled serpent, lethargically moving in the early morning.  Then there was the bumpy, stop-and-go rush hour ride into central London.

But the moment you walk into The Lanesborough hotel, your jaw dropped.  The dull, harried modern world outside melted away.  You were in a magical place filled with gilded carvings, cream and black marble, and shimmering silks and damasks.

The Lanesborough London (Alberto Pinto)

The Lanesborough London (Alberto Pinto)

Did you just go back in time to the glorious days when Britannia ruled the world?  And were you about to be received by Her Majesty the Queen?

No … in fact, you had just walked into my first Alberto Pinto hotel.

Of course, once you’re in the room, you’d feel like taking it all home.  But at some point, security would probably want to inquire why you’re trying to stuff the curtains and chairs into my carry-ons. 

There’s got to be a better way to take a bit of Alberto Pinto’s amazingly over-the-top creations home … and luckily, there is.  Through his collaboration with Raynaud prior to his death in 2012, Alberto Pinto designed a line of handpainted dinnerware that is very evocative of his interiors.  In each instance, his celebrated love of travel, color, and pattern all come through.

The Lanesborough hotel in London – it’s grand, cozy, and filled with flowers everywhere …

The Lanesborough London (Alberto Pinto)

The Lanesborough London (Alberto Pinto)

 

The Lanesborough London (Alberto Pinto)

The Lanesborough London (Alberto Pinto)

 

The Lanesborough London (Alberto Pinto)

The Lanesborough London (Alberto Pinto)

 

Belles Saisons would be perfect for afternoon tea at the hotel.

Belles Saisons Handpainted Dinnerware (Alberto Pinto)

Belles Saisons Handpainted Dinnerware by Raynaud for Alberto Pinto

 

In Monaco, he enveloped a duplex with white walls and neutral wood accents, and then filled it with art:

Duplex in Monaco (Alberto Pinto)

Duplex in Monaco (Alberto Pinto)

 

Duplex in Monaco (Alberto Pinto)

Duplex in Monaco (Alberto Pinto)

 

Duplex in Monaco (Alberto Pinto)

Duplex in Monaco (Alberto Pinto)

Can you see Renouveau Russe there?  It’s so beautiful, you could hang it on the wall.

Renouveau Russe Handpainted Dinnerware by Alberto Pinto

Renouveau Russe Handpainted Dinnerware by Raynaud for Alberto Pinto

In Switzerland, something a little more refined …

Apartment in Switzerland (Alberto Pinto)

Apartment in Switzerland (Alberto Pinto)

 

Apartment in Switzerland (Alberto Pinto)

Apartment in Switzerland (Alberto Pinto)

 

Apartment in Switzerland (Alberto Pinto)

Apartment in Switzerland (Alberto Pinto)

So we pair it with the exquisite Magnolia collection:

Magnolia Handpainted Dinnerware by Alberto Pinto

Magnolia Handpainted Dinnerware by Raynaud for Alberto Pinto

For a breathtaking home in Kuwait:

Family Home in Kuwait (Alberto Pinto)

Family Home in Kuwait (Alberto Pinto)

 

Family Home in Kuwait (Alberto Pinto)

Family Home in Kuwait (Alberto Pinto)

 

Family Home in Kuwait (Alberto Pinto)

Family Home in Kuwait (Alberto Pinto)

For this, you need something exquisitely detailed, like Or des Airs:

Or des Airs Handpainted Dinnerware by Raynaud for Alberto Pinto

Or des Airs Handpainted Dinnerware by Raynaud for Alberto Pinto

And for an apartment that’s done up in neutral creams and beiges:

Family Apartment (Alberto Pinto)

Family Apartment (Alberto Pinto)

 

Family Apartment (Alberto Pinto)

Family Apartment (Alberto Pinto)

 

Family Apartment (Alberto Pinto)

Family Apartment (Alberto Pinto)

Champignons is both sophisticated and masculine.

Champignons Handpainted Dinnerware by Raynaud for Alberto Pinto

Champignons Handpainted Dinnerware by Raynaud for Alberto Pinto

Like these?  There is a series of good books about Alberto Pinto and his work, such as

You can also see our entire Alberto Pinto handpainted dinnerware collection here.  Each piece is made to order (so there will be a long wait), but it’s worth it.

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