The Contour of Luxury Spring/Summer 2018 - Page 124

O ndine cookware is exquisitely crafted and immensely attractive, yet it has subtleties of timeless design. Share with us what inspired the design aesthetics of this captivating cookware. Marie is an artist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur who has a no compromise attitude when it comes to business, and it was this attitude that sparked the initial inspiration for her debut lifestyle brand, Ondine. The aesthetic principles of the brand can be accounted to Marie’s own artistic expertise. Marie studied art at Chelsea College of Art in London, and Parsons School of Design in New York, and exhibited in the sophisticated destinations Adam Street, Bond Street and Cork Street, London. The unique, signature style of Marie Guerlain, comprising geometric shapes and clean lines, translates seamlessly from canvas to contemporary cookware. T he Ondine brand advocates a philosophy of enjoying food and enhancing the experience of cooking. Tell us how Ondine cookware’s innovative design concept is able to extend the elevated cooking experience that it does? Marie has spent five years working with Italy’s top craftsmen to create a range of unique, practical and beautiful cookware. Every detail, from the simplicity of the ergonomic shape, to the hand-finished brass handles, has been considered for timeless style, functionality and innovation. Every aspect from the milling of the pan body to the intricate 2D relieved pan bases have been a labour of love by Marie, in achieving the ultimate perfection. The Ondine collection, made with a tri-ply manufacturing process includes a layer of 316Ti titanium grade stainless steel, the finest grade of stainless steel used in the cookware industry. This advance technology alloy is used widely in the biomedical sectors for its durability and high resistance to corruption from acid and salt.