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Gourmandises (3)
“Gourmandise is an impassioned, rational and habitual preference
for all objects that flatter the sense of taste.”
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

 

 

INSPIRATION

Sketches of “gourmandise” objects inspired by Brillat-Savarin, Tran Anh Hung, Thach Lam, Caravaggio

Gourmandises illustration 4

Fromage

Gourmandises illustration

Papaya

Gourmandises illustration 1

Com

gourman

Where did it start, the concept of Gourmandises?
Is it about food, like the meaning of “gourmandise” in French: anything that brings us the pleasure of taste?

The conception of “Gourmandises” was derived from the very core notion of Leinné: objects that gratify the senses and embody a heart open for new
experiences.

Hat, or bag, after all, is a very special piece that signifies an evolutionary
journey of the wearer through memorable moments.
Especially hat - nobody throws away a hat. They might throw away other
articles, but hats have got too much memory and too much intimacy; they frame the face and enhance the features, hide what needs to be hidden and show us what should be seen.
Somehow they manifest subtly the message of desire and contain the sparks
of the moment.

In this series of images, Leinné creations are presented with the art of
the table which were inspired by the paintings of le Caravage, the crafted
sensuality of traditional Vietnamese meals in Tran Anh Hung’s movies and Thach Lam’s literature, and the theorem of taste by Jean Anthelme Brillat-
Savarin.

The rich level of details on the images suggests a slow sensual experience - like we look at a painting for a long time, then look away and return to it to see another layer of features and meaning.
And better than eating a good plate, we can savour the details of an image over and over, for as long as we like.

After all, time stands still in all forms of arts in the world, only for the pleasure
of the eyes.

Mimi-M Nguyen
Leinné founder

GOLDEN BOUQUET (3)
Gourmandises (4)
GOLDEN BOUQUET (1)

The sun gives the most beautiful paysages such luminosity and volatile tenderness that they become almost sensual.
Under the sun, each feature of an image manifests a life of its own with a diverse dose of light.

Golden bouquet_Aimée
detail Golden bouquet_ Aimée (1)
Untitled design
Untitled design (1)
GOLDEN BOUQUET (3)
Touching delights
GOLDEN BOUQUET (2)
Full joy_Mini bucket simon
Untitled design (2)

A gourmandise bucket filled with happiness and excitement when both eyes and hands slowly discover and consume the hidden treasure.
The sense of an explorer invites us back to childhood, where taste of garden fruits evokes a new escapade.

 

GOLDEN BOUQUET (3)
Slow amusement
detail Un Gôuter_Henriette (1)
GOLDEN BOUQUET (4)
Untitled design (3)

An invitation inside the world of the modern woman through her nostalgia afternoon tea table: her inner world of care and negligence, serenity and passion, liberty and inhibition, solitude and exuberance.
Through time and through the gratification of the senses, she blossoms, slowly, freely and beautifully as life.

 

 

Un gôuter_Henriette
GOLDEN BOUQUET (3)
Tucked away
LOVER’SQUICK MEAL

A great love is not only measured by grand gestures seen by others, but also in unspoken details that only lovers could understand.

Lover's quick meal_Lilou
LOVER’SQUICK MEAL (2)
GOLDEN BOUQUET (3)
Tucked away (1)
LOVER’SQUICK MEAL (1)
Untitled design (6)

Watching the moon is a special ritual in Vietnamese culture.
The shimmer of moonlight comes with its unique fragrance, taste and delights from the tea table. It is a moment to share a quiet understanding through the airy night space.

Moonlit aroma_Marjolie
Untitled design (5)
GOLDEN BOUQUET (3)
Tucked away (2)
GOLDEN BOUQUET (5)

Passion still lingers when the day has passed, leaving a meditative pace which gratifies our senses, and even consoles us for its silence.

Et après_Daisy
GOLDEN BOUQUET (3)
Creative direction: Mimi-M Nguyen
Gourmandises photos: Do Sy
Stylist: Vu Nhat Dang Khoa
Content: Mimi-M Nguyen
French adaptation: Robert V, Marion Ottaviani
Vietnamese adaptation: Nhung Pham
Other photos in this book: Jamie Longg, Thao Nguyen

 

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