Pierre Marcolini Peter Pilotto

PILOTTO’S PUZZLE BOX: The French chocolatier maison Pierre Marcolini has teamed with the London label Peter Pilotto on a chocolate and macaron box that will be unveiled later this month.

London-based designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos have designed a multicolored box that houses the chocolatier’s treats. Using bright graphics from their previous collections, the designers fused a crossword puzzle design with bold colors in a palette of grass greens, indigo and sunshine yellow.

“The collaboration was a very natural and exciting process,” Pilotto told WWD. “The possibilities for the design of the box were really open, so we wanted to do something fun and playful that reminds you of a board game, using some of our signature colors and graphic layouts.”

The colorful box contains chocolate treats, pralines, Maison Pierre Marcolini Grand Cru chocolates and macarons including lemon, passion fruit, pistachio praline, nougat praline, salted caramel and raspberry.

“I like to work with designers who are not expected in the chocolate world,” said Marcolini of working with Pilotto. “It’s really inspiring and rewarding to gather two brands that have the same sensitivity and desire for creation. It’s always a real pleasure to work with fashion designers with the same creative boldness and with respect for each other’s unrivaled expertise.”

The price is 29.90 pounds, or $42, for a box of 12 macarons to 39.90 pounds, or $56, for a box of chocolates. It will be sold at Selfridges starting March 28 and at Maison Pierre Marcolini and Harrods on April 8.

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