Virginie Fine Porcelain Platter



Exquisite, timeless and restorative: exactly what you can expect from Markian. 

Virginie is the piece de resistance at your next dinner party. The porcelain oblong platter includes a subtle pattern interpretation of the Vieira motif. 

Glazed inside and unglazed outside, Virginie is a feast for the senses.

About the Collaboration

Julie Smeros is an Australian artist living and working in Brisbane.

With training in both photography and ceramics, Smeros works principally with clay. Interested in the experience of the first generation Greek Australian, Smeros’ vessel forms invite the known or learnt memory with evocations of the ancient vessel.

Materials & Care

Porcelain and clay glaze.

Use a non-abrasive cleaning tool such as a soft-bristled brush or a dishcloth to wash. Use mild soaps and detergents. Don’t freeze. Keep it out of the oven and away from direct flame. Avoid really hot water.


370mm x 270mm x 40mm 


"My approach to work has always been rather simple and pragmatic, but more than ever, I feel truthfulness and a realness will be leading me going forward. I will be focusing on the essential, and even though I know it will be different, I am confident it will still be good." - Virginie Viard

Virginie Viard was born in Dijon, France in 1962. A French fashion designer, she has been the creative director of Chanel since 2019, following the death of Karl Lagerfeld.

Her introduction to the fashion industry began with her grandparents, who were silk manufacturers. Viard studied Theatre Design at the Cours Georges and assisted costume designer Dominique Borg, who produced costumes for Camille Claudel. Viard went on to work with French actress Isabelle Adjani and director Bruno Nuytten, and she continued her involvement in costume design while working at Chloé, creating the costumes for the films “Three Colors: Blue” (1993) and “Three Colors: White” (1994).

Viard started at Chanel as an intern for haute couture embroidery in 1987 upon Lagerfeld’s suggestion, joining four years after becoming creative director of the luxury label. She went with Lagerfeld to Chloé in 1992 before returning to Chanel in the haute couture department five years later. In 2000, Viard moved to ready-to-wear.

She was known as Karl Lagerfeld’s right-hand woman — he referred to Viard as “my right arm and my left arm” — until his death in February 2019. Viard was named Lagerfeld’s successor at Chanel and debuted her first collection for the Parisian fashion house in March 2019. It is the first time a female designer has been at the helm of the luxury house since its founder, Gabrielle Chanel.