The Cool House: Georges Briard

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Georges Briard

Bit of a Georges Briard obsession at the moment. Jascha Brojdo, his real name, designed housewares, notably glassware in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Because it was mass produced finding it isn't difficult, pieces come up all the time on ebay, or at local flea markets often for only a few dollars. I love this mid-century glass dish

Who could resist the gold pattern - so retro.

Then there's the ceramic kitchenware, which I think I like even more

Georges Briard Seashell Cheese Plate and Knife. Seashells, appropriate for The Cool House, no? Good thing as they are both mine courtesy of ebay.


Christine H. said...

Wonderful stuff - what an education you're giving me. I recently met the exec. chef from Lever House and was able to spout off about Andrew Geller thanks to you! (And now I also know why I loved the L&T store in Garden City growing up - I apparently have good design taste) :)

modernemama said...

and foodie taste. Didn't LH close early April?

Jean Martha said...

Better lock them up when Heidi's around!!

Amanda Quinn said...

Briard has popped up on my radar and I really appreciate your article. I rate him very highly.

Anonymous said...

I have 2 glass Briard " beach house" design plates for sale.