Mealtimes Re-mastered: IKEA pays tribute to the power of eating together

The work of famous painters Edward Hopper, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh has been recreated to inspire people to get round a table and share a meal together.

The photography, commissioned by furniture retailer IKEA and shot by photographer Tim Cole, is a tribute to famous mealtimes from history. The collection sees Hopper's Nighthawks, Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party and Van Gogh's The Potato Eaters in a whole new light, as they are loving re-created as contemporary real life scenes.

The three paintings have been re-contextualised for modern times but retain their iconic composition and recognisable tones.

Photographer Tim Cole commented: "It was an exciting challenge to be asked to capture the couple's quiet meal on a gloomy evening from Nighthawks, the gaiety of the summer gathering from the Boating Party, and the humble sharing of a simple supper after an honest day's work in The Potato Eaters.”

Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party

Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party

Van Gogh's The Potato Eaters

Van Gogh's The Potato Eaters

Hopper's Nighthawks

Hopper's Nighthawks