Stylish Crockery & Dinnerware
Serve up some stylish dinnerware for your supper, whether you’re in the market for bold and playful plates, muted Scandi sets, or seriously classy dinnerware, here’s some inspiration for your next feast.
By Felicity Carter
Crafted in Hungary, exclusively for Fortnum & Mason, is this elegant dessert plate that’s made from fine white porcelain and dons Herend’s signature Fish Scale pattern. Each plate is hand-painted and features the Fortnum’s classic Eau de Nil shade on the edge, and is then finished with 24 carat gold touches.
Available at Liberty are these super cute gingham plates by Vaisselle. Both handmade and hand-painted in Spain, the round white ceramic plate dons a gingham design in a soft lilac shade. There’s an array of colours too, to suit your serveware look.
The French label, Ligne Blanche is known for applying famous artworks to everyday items – from candles to plates, and this includes the Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ on a dinner plate, because why not. Fashioned from Limoges porcelain in a range of bright colours in keeping with the artists’ aesthetic, proceeds go towards The Andy Warhol Foundation, which helps fund innovative art projects. Pick these beauties up at Selfridges.
For those who want a cool Scandi look, this Oslo dinner set includes 4 dinner plates, side plates, cereal bowls, and pasta bowls in a soft oatmeal hue, with a glaze finish. The pieces are made from durable stoneware and conveniently, are safe to put in the dishwasher, microwave and oven so ideal for everyday use.
Antwerp-based ready-to-wear label BERNADETTE was founded by mother and daughter duo Bernadette and Charlotte de Geyter, and not only do they offer a range of gorgeous clothing (check their dresses), you can now match your crockery to your frocks. Made with South African ceramicist Mervyn Gers, this set of two dinner plates feature romantic blue flowers, and are glazed for a light-catching finish.
As you’d expect from Gucci, these bouji plates are crafted in Italy. Coming in a set of two, the bread plates don the phrase ‘Prodige D’Amour’ on pale green Richard Ginori porcelain.
Super cute scalloped bowls from White Company, these are part of their Portobello stoneware collection that are made from Portuguese clay. Small in size, they’re perfect for dessert, nibbles, or even trinkets and jewellery.
If you love big gatherings, this classic Sophie Conran for Portmeirion dinner set is for you. Consisting of 20 durable pieces, there’s dinner and side plates, large and small bowls, as well as mugs. The pieces are crafted from white porcelain and have a simple, rippled design for a country chic vibe.
Italian designer Seletti is famous for a whole host of interior pieces from lighting to dinnerware, that merge the classic with the contemporary. And so, these totally unique plates, as the names suggests, are a hybrid of what looks like two different places sliced in half down the middle and stuck together. Made from fine bone china, the plate offers an artistic representation of East meets West aesthetics, and there’s a range of colours too.
For a sweet retro vibe, these individual pie dishes are made from hardy steel that has been double-coated in white enamel, and finished with a dark blue edging. They’re so hardy in fact, that you can freeze and heat these up to 250°C.
OKA Kintaro Side Plates, £60.00
This set of four side plates from British brand, OKA will add some class to your table. Elegantly painted and stamped by hand with rustic crimson stripes and indigo rims, these form part of a bigger collection, so you can buy the matching dinner plates too. If you fancy mixing and matching, there’s also a complementary blue-stripe pattern available.