Los Angeles–based illustrator and painter Konstantin Kakanias—who has collaborated with the likes of Christian Louboutin and Diane von Furstenberg—
is placing his whimsical stamp on the china cabinet with Jet Set, a new series of registry-bound hand-painted plates. Themes for the customizable 82-piece sets have included such motifs as cheeky chickens (inspired by a set he made for Louboutin’s farmhouse), L.A. neighborhood maps and midcentury homes. The idea was conceived when Parisian designer and Gray Gallery curator Chahan Minassian asked Kakanias to create unique serveware. “It’s a style of architecture that is a hybrid of many things,” says Kakanias, who describes the L.A. plates as an homage to the photography of Ed Ruscha and John Chase’s Exterior Decoration, among other things. $50,000 for 82-piece sets; $20,000 for 24-piece chargers; by special order at Gray Gallery, 8751 Melrose Ave., WeHo, 310-854-0091; graygallery.com.
Edited by Amanda Tisch Weitzman.
PHOTOS: Gray Gallery and Konstantin Kakanias.