Due to the limited production and vast selection of options to chose from, we do not have Richard Ginori available to purchase on line at this time. Please come into the store, call us or email us and we will be happy to help you find the right style, color and design for an heirloom for your table or decorative object for your home.
What you need to know:
For more than two decades, the Ginori Manufactory has had a single extraordinary obsession: beauty. The history of the Ginori Manufactory began in Doccia, just a stone's throw away from Florence. Inspired by his passion for white gold, Marquis Carlo Andrea Ginori started a porcelain factory which was destined to become a worldwide icon of style. Today, the tradition of the Florentine maison is the same as it has always been turning porcelain into pure beauty.
Elegance at the table. Ginori porcelain is the protagonist of the most exclusive residences. In stately homes, palaces and courtyards, the precious porcelain of the Doccia Manufactory is synonymous with elegance and refinement. In the same historical period, the a stoia (woven matt) motif was created and, subsequently, the collections were enriched with luxurious gold decorations.
A BIT OF HISTORY ...1850's, the art of decoration. It was an era of international exhibitions, naturalistic taste and Romanticism. The collections were enriched with floral elements and new decorations for the table. The 19th century brought the passage from reason to feelings and marked a new chapter in the development of artistic taste to the manufacture of porcelain. Florence became the scene of controversy between the beautiful ideal and the beautiful natura. The Manifattura passed to Leopoldo Carlo Ginori Lisci who immediately showed he had a broad entrepreneurial vision and initiated a profound renewal. The 20th century brought an artistic revolution and the genius of Gio Ponti. From 1923 to 1933 the artistic direction of the Manifattura was entrusted to Gio Ponti. Master is responsible for introducing highly innovative elements with sensitivity and respect for the taste for the ancient, and for the oriental culture. In 1925 at the Universal Exposition in Paris, the Manifattura and its artistic director were awarded with the assignment to both of a Grand Prix. The 1950's brought a new minimalist style. Richard Ginori transformed the art of the table into a wonderful ritual- tableware sets interpreted this class with a minimalist design. A new style of functional elegance was sought and born at the same time, to interpret new styles and modern trends. In 1985 Italian design meant many styles, one muse - excellence. The Manufactory was renewed by relying on the experience of the greatest Italian designers of the time: Franco Albini, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva, Sergio Asti, Achille Castiglioni, Gabriele Devecchi, Candido Fior, Gianfranco Frattini, Angelo Mangiarotti, Enzo Mari and Aldo Rossi.
In 2013, the Manifattura Richard Ginori was acquired by Gucci and the artistic direction entrusted to Alessandro Michele. Today Richard Ginori is an expression of excellence in Italy and in the world in the high artistic manufacture of porcelain, able to combine craftsmanship, creativity and attention to progress.