This winter and spring, I had the fantastic opportunity to visit design fairs where the focus was on tabletop and dinnerware collections. After seeing dozens upon dozens of exquisite tableware and serving sets, I was inspired to share my favorites. In this post, I highlight a few that I shared on my Instagram account as I was reporting from the design shows.
CASUAL & EVERYDAY DINING SETS
“Amazonia” Fine China collection – Villeroy & Boch.A lush and elegant verdant paradise inspired pattern based on the historical botanical drawings of Alexander von Humboldt. This luxurious fine bone china collection from Villeroy & Boch is a perfect spring/summer tabletop choice and also makes a perfect bridal gift.
“Les Fruits du Jardin“ – Rosenthal Designed by Swiss textile designer Regula Studli for Rosenthal, this fine porcelain dinnerware collection’s patterns are inspired by the lush, exotic and tropical evergreen plants and flowers gracing haute couture designs seen on the world’s finest high-fashion runways. This collection is digitally printed in intense hues of jungle green and berry red.
“Anmut Flowers” Dining Collection – Villeroy & BochHappy. vibrant and colorful flower blooms applied with a painterly stroke dance across the cups, saucers and plates. Gorgeous summertime dining dishes and serving ware.
“Hop Scotch” by Kate Spade- LenoxYoung and fun porcelain table top collection of dinner plates, bowls, cups and saucers influenced by fashion, travel and a contemporary lifestyle.
“Bessie & Lily” Stoneware Tabletop Collection – Jersey PotterySporting a bohemian chic style this fashion-infused collection was designed as an homage to ” two famous Jersey cows and champion milkers. Featuring silhouettes of the iconic Jersey Cow emblazoned with vibrant geometric designs reflecting the confident yet fawn-like nature of this beautiful farm animal.”
Japanese Ornamental Ware – Hirado Kohsyo KilnHandmade and handpainted dinnerware collections created using centuries-old Japanese ceramic and pottery techniques, offers one-of-a-kind table art that can be used and enjoyed every day.
“Artesano Provencal Verdure” – Villeroy & BochFrench country chic melds with contemporary styling in this floral-inspired dinnerware collection designed by celebrated artist,Isabelle de Borchgrave. The collection elegantly captures the beauty and spirit of the Provence countryside with its, “blossoming purple wild roses and vibrant orange and red geraniums ”
FORMAL TABLE SETTINGS
Versace for RosenthalAn exquisite fine china dinnerware collection that is sumptuous, beautiful, decadently luxe, sexy and indulgent – all hallmarks of the Versace brand.
“Dhara” Chinaware – DeshoulieresGolden flowers lie across this pale blue fine china plate from storied luxury French porcelain maker Deshoulieres. A dining set that can easily fit in a traditional or contemporary dining tablescape.
“Platinum Palazzo” – Roberto CavalliContemporary and bold opulence reigns with this extravagantly ornate Renaissance inspired fine bone china dinnerware collection edged in a platinum hue and dressed in a modern Rococo mashup of leopard print and lace.