The Italian Porcelain 
That Gucci Saved

© Grant Cornett

An 18th-century brand is reborn in the present tense.

Since 1735 Florentine porcelain maker Richard Ginori has had a storied legacy, creating tableware for luxury hotels and even the Vatican. In 2013 the struggling brand was purchased and resuscitated by Gucci. Since then it’s been full steam ahead. Last June, it opened its revamped flagship store in Florence and introduced a collection of hand-painted ceramics and tea sets that evoke archival Ginori patterns for today. It’s the Gucci touch: heritage reinterpreted with contemporary style.

At 17/r Via de’ Rondinelli.