Rosenthal Peynet collection / design: Raymond Peynet
Raymond Peynet is known for his delicate and humorous illustrations. Starting in 1955, he created a series of illustrations for Rosenthal featuring a pair of lovers shown over the twelve months of the year, which is peppered with charming details. A longing for unbounded, heartfelt love is represented in numerous ways in the new versions of the original design – including on mugs of the month featuring the base colours of raspberry and petrol and on a plate and mug collection made of white porcelain.
Raymond Peynet (1908–1999) was one of the most influential cartoonists, painters and illustrators in France. After studying at the École des Arts Appliqués in Paris, he began drawing cartoons and designed catalogues and advertisements. He became famous all around the world thanks to his body of more than 6,000 poetic illustrations featuring a pair of lovers whom he had once observed during a visit to the French commune of Valence.