When it comes to tableware, navy blue and white have a perpetual charm that transcends time. How many mothers and grandmothers have set of willow pattern porcelain, or a series of white china dishes with a simple navy outline in their dining cabinet? The colour combination remains relentlessly chic and timeless across all cultures.   

This is exactly the brief that Dior Maison creative director, Cordelia de Castellane gave interior designer Themis Zouganeli when the two collaborated on an exclusive dinnerware collection for Dior Maison. Navy blue has been a staple of the French fashion house, with their A/W'17 fashion collection celebrating the colour as a symbol of power, beauty and spirituality.

The dinnerware collection, entitled 'Skorpios' features dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, espresso cups, platters and serving bowls all made in fine porcelain. The design is influenced by Zouganeli's home island of Mykonos, consisting of oval and circle shaped patterns and lines in the Mykonian colour palette of blue and white. The resulting collection shows a new fresh, summery side to the French fashion label.  

According to WWD, prior to the creative collaboration, de Castellane and Zouganeli were friends who shared a love of Mykonos and had spoken about the possibility of collaborating on a creative project.  

WWD also reports that work has commenced on a second collaboration between the two creatives.

The exclusive collaboration between Dior Maison and Themis Zouganeli has launched in Dior Maison stores in London and will be available in internationally later this month. Greek chic: Dior Maison x Themis Zouganeli tableware collection