Capella Hanoi Tableware – Kate Spencer X BENSLEY Graphics
As a surprise, we decided to convert Kate’s gorgeous paintings and drawings of our 40 Capella Hanoi characters into tableware for the Capella Hanoi. We designed two sets, the first a colorful for Breakfast and Lunch set adorned with Kate’s work. Guests eating their morning cereal will get to the bottom of their bowl and find the phantom of the opera atop a phantom car – if they look closely they might recognise that the phantom is actually me and that one of my dogs Sammy is the driver! As guests wander the hotel they will regonise characters from the tableware on display in the lobby, corridors and may rooms at the Capella Hanoi, bringing delight to all. The same can be said for the second set, in a contrasting black white and gold used for dinner. It is covered in artwork by our talented Graphic designer Aubrey Kurlansky. The motifs he used were drawn from artwork he custom designed for each guestroom door, telling the story of the character it was named after. I can’t wait to dine out of these myself!