About Provence Platters
The Provence Platter begins as an oak in a French or American forest.
Coopers hew the wood and stack it in the open air, continuously dampening and curing it for years before handcrafting the planks into oak wine casks. Wine typically ages in the barrel for four years, receiving the oak’s distinctive flavor.
When the oak's flavor diminishes, Australian Marketing + Design reclaims the barrel heads, running the coopers's craft in reverse. Artisans breathe a second, artful life into the casks, disassembling the clever puzzle of steambowed ribs and cambered end pieces. They create a range of Provence Platters, including our newly introduced, one-of-a-kind Vintage Collection.
All bear authentic cooper's marks, many more than thirty years old. Surfaces are smoothed and finished with copious layers of food-safe, organic beeswax.
Artisans hand forge and burr the iron handles in a Brooklyn foundry.
The result is a beautiful platter for wine and cheese, grapes, fine meats and bread. The Provence Platter is perfect for entertaining, or for giving as a unique birthday or wedding gift. Make it your Thanksgiving gift this year, and serve the roast from this wonderful, reclaimed design.
To have platters shipped today, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212 227 3110. We ship FedEx Ground from New York City same day if the order is placed by 1 p.m. Place FedEx Air orders as late as 4 p.m. for next day delivery.
We sell to 350 fine stores, including Neiman Marcus, all over the US and Canada. For details about a store in your area, please e-mail or call.