A five-piece place setting of Quatrefoil by Lenox includes a dinner plate, salad plate, butter plate, cup and saucer. Statement pieces for entertaining include a serving bowl and an oval platter.
There are several possible explanations for this new obsession with an ancient shape. One is that when Americans travel internationally, bringing a bit of quatrefoil into the home environment may harken holidays spent in Paris, London, Florence or Venice without resorting to framing that postcard of the Doge’s Palace (below, left). The four-leaf shape is also a symbol of good luck, a talisman for those seeking to surround themselves with good omens in uncertain times.
Another trend-starter is the pop-culture influence of hit television series such as the medieval-chic-fantasy art direction of HBO’s Game of Thrones,
the pretty fairy tale castles (below right) of ABC’s
Once Upon a Time, and opulent Italian Renaissance architecture as seen in Showtime’s The Borgias. Whatever the inspiration, the quatrefoil is a beautiful pattern with timeless appeal that’s undeniably having a moment in 21st century design.
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