There is something about those charming bone china tableware pieces. From Victorian paintings to Aztec art or even the ones that relentlessly feature flora and fauna, exquisite tableware pieces have become a perfect add-on to a special dining experience.
Several homegrown labels have created their renditions of beautiful tableware by experimenting with different materials such as wood, metal, and stoneware. While Good Earth never seems to disappoint with its edit of luxe bohemian tableware pieces, new and upcoming labels such as Baarique are pushing the boundaries with their painted brass pieces. Here’s a list of 7 tableware pieces we love this year.
Puṣp.āñjali by Good Earth
This festive season, infuse traditional floral essence in your dinnerware. And for that, these exquisitely crafted pieces by Good Earth’s latest collection Puṣp.āñjali make the cut. Wildflowers that dot the Himalayan countryside inspire the dinnerware range Jessamine, in fine bone china, hand-decorated with 24k carat gold highlights.
The collection celebrates the bounty of flowers in the Indian subcontinent via three edits: Anand (for the sublime beauty of flowers), Aradhana (for personal spiritual moments), and Abhinandan (for welcoming and festive entertaining, bringing the colour and beauty of flowers into our homes).
Kika Floral Square Platters
This Diwali, Kika Tableware has introduced a fresh collection, featuring vibrant yet minimal dinnerware sets. If you’re feeling experimental, we suggest picking up pieces with traditional prints in contemporary designs. These charming square platters can only make your food look better. The floral pattern makes for a great addition to your tableware collection.
Swastika Set by Ware Innovations
This year may not be that big on festive celebrations, but don’t let that dismiss your festive splurge. Ware Innovations has a pretty neat tableware festive collection to begin with, and Instagrammable as well. This table setting creates the auspicious symbol of Swastika. The set is composed using their signatory Dashes and Dots that can easily be used all year round for sauce and dip bowls or as trinket plates.
Freedom Tree’s Midori Dinner Set
The right kind of colours can add character to your dinner settings. This blue-hued dinner set by Freedom Tree promises just that. In case you wish to move away from pastels and whites, this Midori dinner set brings elegance and sheen to the table. Its muted design complements even the simplest of decor, perfect for a memorable evening.
Mukul Goyal’s Shadow Platter
Goyal’s work stands at an intersection of art and functionality. If you’re looking for pieces to serve delectable cuisines and that doubles up as art, this is your go-to place. This festive season, invest in contemporary tableware items for traditional soirees. This chromed brass shadow serving platter is ideal for special occasions.
Artisera Banaras Dinner Set
Launched by husband-wife duo Varun Backliwal and Lisa Jain, Artisera is a label that defines the highest level of craftsmanship in tableware. It doubles up as art and collectables that’ll make you swoon over its aesthetics. This Banaras dinnerware set is dedicated to the master weavers of Banaras. Here, turquoise colour enhances the elegance of the collection, placed against porcelain white and golden arches in handcrafted 24k.
Baarique’s Mogra Brass Plates
Baarique is known for celebrating traditional renditions with a modern twist; a tribute to the past with an apt amount of fun. These handpainted mogra brass plates are ideal for festive gifting or even adding it to a wedding trousseau. What makes this plate one-of-a-kind is its painted floral pattern, which is almost 3D in appearance. And the unfinished elements of the plate that exude an old-world charm.
Ellementry Wooden Tableware
Ellementary, as a lifestyle decor brand, swears by simple luxury intertwined with sustainability. Their products tend to be evergreen and timeless to match every occasion. This festive season, they have introduced a wooden tableware collection that makes you want to be one with nature, in its rustic and pastoral setting. Ideal for serving delicate appetizers and desserts, these platters and cake-stands elevate the whole experience of entertaining.
Kaunteya Pichwai Collection
Subtle hues add to the charm of a fine dining experience like royalty. And that’s what Kaunteya’s latest dinnerware and tableware collection Pichwai: Eternal Krishna Bhakti is going for this season. Traditionally, Pichwai is a painting done on cloth using motifs like trees, birds, lotuses, and cows that narrate the tale of Lord Krishna. The collection contemporise this art form, referring to the timeless paintings of Nathdwara, and beautified with 24k gold.
TerraVida Lotus Bowl
Sometimes you’ve got to make sure that your tableware is as exquisite and pleasing as your food. Goa-based TerraVida, known for crafting tropics and Indo-Portuguese pieces, made a note of this. In Portuguese, it translates to ‘A Clay Life’, which is evident in its rustic, handcrafted daily objects. Their dinnerware collection takes inspiration from nature, making it perfect for homely nights.
Midnight In Mashobra by White Hill Studio
The beauty of DIY and ceramic items lies in the story behind them. Besides its function and feature, it makes for a great conversational piece. This festive season if you’re celebrating eco-friendly Diwali and want a slice of nature in your home, then bookmark White Hill Studio. Their Midnight In Mashobra collection reminisces the beauty of a starry-night, making it an excellent addition to your everyday tableware.
XAKA Adva Collection
XAKA creates statement tableware that adds to the personality of the host. They make dining an art form that comes with bespoke tools. And these tools are not only luxurious but also functional. This season give your table setting a makeover with their Adva collection, which is crafted in gold and silver finish.
The Décor Circle Cheese Platter
The Décor Circle caters to an audience that’s looking for affordable luxury items to ornament their homes. Whether it’s a special occasion or packaging a gift, their dinnerware defines style and elegance. This cheese platter made with natural agate stone on a matt gold metal stand is eye-catching and is perfect for all festivities.