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Seriously, is there anything more quintessentially SF-artisan-hipster-delicious than Heath Ceramics and Tartine bakery? Actually
no yes and it's their new baby—Heath x Tartine, a dinnerware collection that brings together the passions and aesthetics of both beloved SF icons.
The brand-new 5-piece dinnerware set is inspired by Heath's Rim line (originally designed in 1960) and features the Tartine Teal glaze with " shifting tones of aquamarine and cobalt." The collection is available in all of Heath's showrooms and online.
Helmed by Heath's co-owner and creative director Catherine Bailey and Tartine ounders/owners Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson, the retail collab is a natural offshoot of a bigger partnership and dinnerware line: The Tartine Manufactory, a creative culinary research, production and gathering space, set to open in Heath's SF building (2900 18th Street).
"Our partnership with Heath seemed like a natural progression for two Bay Area-born artisan companies; there is a commonality in the way we look at materials and create our craft. Whether dough or clay, we both love exploring our medium using the highest quality materials and then sharing our discoveries with our community," says Robertson.
"For this partnership, we thought about the functionality of Heath's pieces and their cohesiveness with the design and architecture of our new space, Tartine's Manufactory. We chose a wide range of shapes in order to reflect the diverse needs of a restaurant along with the ever-evolving style of dining in the home," he adds.
We're betting those plates are going to see a whole lotta bacon, kale and artisan pickles.