At the Artisan’s Table


Stunning contemporary tabletop designs inspired by historical decorative objects from the world’s great museums


ISBN: 9780865654136 Category:

Jane Schulak, David Stark, Kathleen Hackett


Throughout history, tabletop decoration has been at the nexus of utilitarian function and innovative design. In At the Artisan’s Table, designers and event producers Jane Schulak and David Stark pair historical table wares from the world’s finest design museums with pieces by an international array of contemporary artisans who reinterpret traditional crafts and styles, including Aptware (marbled clay), blue and white Delft, chinoiserie, faux bois, plaster, splatterware, and trompe l’oeil. Each chapter features a museum object that serves as a “muse”; the work and studio of the artist who has updated the traditional craft; and gorgeous table settings designed by Schulak and Stark that incorporate the artist’s handmade wares and provide inspiration for everyone who has ever wished to wow their dinner guests.

Additional information

Weight 2141 g
Dimensions 26.1 x 31.4 cm
Publisher name The Vendome Press
Publication date 18 October 2022
Number of pages 280
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Aaron Delesie
Dimensions 26.1 x 31.4 cm
Weight 2141 g


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Jane Schulak is a designer and the founder and creative director of the non profit organization Culture Lab Detroit. She has served on the boards of the University of Michigan School of Architecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. She lives in Detroit.

David Stark, president and creative director of David Stark Design and Production, is an acclaimed event producer, designer, and author. Among his books are David Stark: The Art of the Party and Napkins with a Twist: Fabulous Folds with Flair for Every Occasion. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, House Beautiful, Town & Country, and Martha Stewart Living. His clients include celebrities, major corporations, and museums, and he has appeared as a party planning expert on such TV programs as The Today Show and The View. He lives in Brooklyn.

Kathleen Hackett is the author of The Maine House and Brooklyn Interiors and has ghostwritten more than two dozen books on cooking and interior design. She is a contributor to Elle Decor, Architectural Design, and Veranda. She lives in Brooklyn and Maine.

Aaron Delesie has long been one of the world's most sought after wedding photographers, and he has transformed his business into an international destination and event photography company. His work has appeared in countless publications, including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Time, People, Town & Country, and the New York Times. He lives in Atlanta.