Presentation plate for french « bûche de Noël »
The “buche de Noël”is a traditional Christmas- cake which is often to long to take place on an average presentation plate. Most of the time it is then presented on golden cardboard or on a wooden brat covered with foil. I wanted to make a special plate for this festive occasion.
I took inspiration in French art-deco magazines from the thirties (Rolls Royce, Man Ray, aeroplanes,…) and Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times and then designed this plate ending in rounds as if they where wheels of a machinery. The wood should be beautifully veined remembering the air-grill of the Rolls Royce or the Venetian store shadows in Man Rays photograph.