One would think that the outcome of pavement meeting porcelain might be perilous—that is, until one encounters the new road racing-inspired Hermès Rallye 24 collection of tableware at Barneys New York.

The cacophony of a day at the races—the checkered flags smacking the air, the chorus of humming engines, the blazing colors jockeying for position—has been distilled into the sport’s most streamlined, eye-pleasing essence. The classic Chaîne d’ancre motif has been re-imagined as a racetrack in cool monochrome, a graphic pattern that is complemented by a high-gloss color palette that unmistakably draws from the visual vocabulary of the automobile.

With six colors and seventeen different shapes, the permutations and combinations seem endless. (In fact, the magic number is 756.) Begin exploring the possibilities with a trip to Barneys New York’s Chelsea Passage to see the special Rallye 24 installation, pictured below.

The Hermès Rallye 24 collection is only available in stores. Please call 212-826-8900 or your nearest flagship to order.