Vincent Van Duysen
Effortlessly linking the past to the present
The unique Passe-partout glasses, carafes and jugs are effortlessly timeless, simple and with a sense of tranquility and calm. Respecting tradition and with a sense of antique, the chalice shaped glassware links the elegance of the past to the practicality of the present.
Following the opening of Sergio Hermans restaurant The Jane in the chapel of the former military hospital in Antwerp in 2014, the nearby Augustinian convent was given a new lease of life and transformed into a serene haven,
a contemporary hotel by Architect and Interior designer Vincent Van Duysen.
This neoclassical monument and gardens amid Antwerps 19th Century sprawl served as a home to the nuns, a place where they could seek their own space from their task of looking after wounded soldiers
With a desire to create a dining experience that befitted a contemporary hotel, but make a nod to the buildings history, he set about creating Passe-Partout which takes inspiration from medieval shaped glassware and goblets. Meeting the Serax team he developed a range of tableware that can be used as much in a hotel as in your own home.
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