The Beloved’s Wonderful Game

Featuring a poem by Persian writer Hafez, this collection is based around the traditional “teardrop” or “seed” pattern found in Persian, Indian and Welsh fabrics. The ocean, the fish, and my trademark calligraphic section complete the design. The colour palette references historical porcelain where I discovered a common theme: from an obscure Persian dish, found again in collectors’ Gaudy Welsh items, and finishing with a sumptuous French vase that updates these previous designs into a Baroque version.


Formerly designed in 2010 around a brief by Wagner Arte Frumoase și Povești, “The Beloved’s Wonderful Game” first enjoyed popularity in herbal tones of green, with Wagner motifs  – lace, dots, or the gold floral pattern – applied to areas of the porcelain object to emphasize its particular shape.