Dressing your table has never been more important, whether it’s for a long-awaited meal with friends or simply as a mood-booster at the end of a long day. Luckily there is a wide range of chic new tableware collections to choose from this season when it comes to creating the perfect tablescape. Whether you’re after La Double J’s bold patterns and colours, Dior’s elegant Cruise range or Off-White’s streetwear-inspired porcelain, we’ve rounded up the best new tabletop collections to make a statement with.
The stylish new tableware collections
Culinary author Skye McAlpine is almost as well-known for her beautiful tables as she is for her delicious Italian-inspired food, and having forged successful collaborations with the likes of Anthropologie and Papier in the past it was only a matter of time before she brought out her own tableware range. The newly-launched Tavola doesn’t disappoint – inspired by her childhood in Venice, the pieces have been created by top craftsmen in the UK and Italy and include elegant Millefiori glasses, hand-painted Frutti di Bosco plates, bowls and jugs, and vintage Fiorellino napkins.
Following on from their stand-out Cruise show held in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens earlier this year, Dior Maison has unveiled a new line that fully embodies the French fashion house’s longstanding relationship with Greece. Drawing on themes used in Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collection, earthenware plates, mugs and trays are adorned with motifs inspired by Greek mythology, while linen placemats have been meticulously hand-embroidered with intricate borders, and delicate glassware made out of Murano glass has been created using the ancestral mouth-blowing technique – a traditional practice that symbolises Monsieur Dior’s meticulous approach.
Fine jewellery label Foundrae, known for its exquisite gold pieces that draw on themes of spirituality and mysticism, has launched its first homeware collection in collaboration with chic Italian ceramics brand Laboratorio Paravicini. Available exclusively through Browns Fashion, the collection features a range of highly covetable ceramic plates – sold either in sets of five or individually – painted with elegant gold tone symbolic motifs that draw on the brand’s signature tenets, from Strength and Passion to Love and Resilience.
London’s hottest new ceramicist of-the-moment is French-born Laetitia Rouget, whose whimsical, tongue-in-cheek designs have been stocked everywhere from Net-a-Porter to Anthropologie. The Central Saint Martins-trained artist originally studied to be a fashion designer, and it shows in her playful pieces. She regularly releases new drops on her website and Instagram page – the latest is a series of stoneware plates featuring cute-as-a-button toadstools, new colourways for her perennially popular snake motif and a few more quirky slogan plates to add to your dinnerware set.
Cult LA-based fine jewellery brand The Last Line – known for its brightly coloured diamond earrings and tennis bracelets – has just launched its first tableware range, and it’s as infectiously joyful as their jewels. Entitled ‘Party’, the collection is filled with fun patterns and vibrant hues, ranging from candy-hued glassware, porcelain zodiac motif plates, rainbow-bright scallop-edged placemats and linen napkins and tablecloths adorned with bows and mushrooms. Just like their jewellery, all of the pieces have been designed as heirloom pieces that can be mixed and matched with your existing tableware.
The late Virgil Abloh joined forces with the Italian porcelain specialists on a limited-edition capsule collection for AW21, to create a selection of homeware pieces ranging from elegant Florentine teapots to plates and cups. The collaboration is a mash-up of Off-White’s signature streetwear aesthetic and Ginori 1735’s more traditional design elements, with the tableware set based on the shape of the brand’s much-loved Antico Doccia collection. Featuring a black and white colour scheme, white porcelain teacups feature black graffitied logos and tiny insects floating on the rim, while dinnerplates are emblazoned with cartoon bubble letters and butterflies dancing across the surface.
Known for their maximalist look, with exuberant motifs and technicolour patterns, a table dressed with La Double J pieces always makes a statement. Their latest collections are as both as eye-catching as you’d expect, embracing madcap geometrics for their Slinky range and bold graphics for the Cubi line. Playful Slinky has been designed as the ‘rebellious little sister’ of their homewares, with its psychedelic pink, red and green swirls, while Cubi’s more sophisticated 60s patterns were drawn from the archives of the historical Italian haute couture textile supplier, Seterie Cugnasca.