In Collaboration: Contemporary Designers

For almost two centuries Thomas Goode & Co. has created bespoke commissions in collaboration with many great families that comprise its customer base.

Creating bespoke dinner services has meant acquiring an unparalleled understanding of bone china and porcelain and also forging close working relationships with England’s great potteries; relationships that have now endured for generations. This hard-earned knowledge and a passionate love of the process has also enabled Thomas Goode & Co. to design many great dinners services under its own name.

One of the most exciting manifestations of bespoke or own-brand dinner service design has been Thomas Goode’s collaborations with important artists and designers.

There are many striking examples of Thomas Goode & Co. artist collaborations and the end result spans both classic and contemporary designs. One of the most striking and entirely contemporary dinner services was created via a collaboration with celebrated English fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood. The design was an instant success and, as well as gaining considerable coverage in the luxury press, continues to sell to this day.

Another collaboration with Sir Paul Smith was similarly acclaimed and was in turn adopted to be the house service for London’s The Berkeley Hotel. Other notable dinner service designs include a partnership with HRH The Prince of Wales; Thomas Goode’s hugely successful Highgrove pattern is a collaboration based on HRH Prince of Wales tartan. The business has a vast archive of heritage pattern designs to draw on and this resource often proves useful when exploring design direction with clients; Gianni Versace, for example, when creating his own bespoke dinner service reworked a Tsar Nicholas II porcelain design to incorporate his signature Medusa head.

Despite the craftsmanship involved, bespoke dinner services can be surprisingly affordable and have the capacity to endow your family with a treasured heirloom
for generations to come. Do contact our specialists if you would like to know more about this Thomas Goode service, and they will be happy indeed to guide you through what is possible.