Bruno Le Gac, our Corporate Executive Chef, reveals the story behind the latest range of bowls and plates used at Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives.
For Moofushi Resort, I wanted to create a specific line of pottery bowls and platters. I didn’t want anything too commercial and was looking instead for some real craftsmanship, with something of an ethnic look to it that would fit the Crusoe chic concept of the resort.
I found what I was looking for with Anuradha pottery, a small family factory in the suburbs of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Managed by the very dynamic Mr Nalaka, the company specialises in producing small ranges of tableware, and was not used to manufacturing goods for luxury hotels.
Firstly, the service we received was very professional and the welcome warm was authentic. I was amazed by the calm and concentration of the people working there, and it was clear that they were all very proud of what they were doing.
Nothing was a problem for Mr Nalaka and his team. One of the most incredible things to see was that the samples were being made up for us right there on the spot using fresh clay.
After a few hours of work, we had designed the different pieces that we would be using for our buffet. We chose the shapes and the sizes, then the colours and the internal and external glazing.
It was a lot of fun, and really rewarding to have come up with a complete range which is original, functional and beautiful.
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