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24 tantalising tablescapes


Tickle your guests’ tastebuds with these gorgeous designs for your next dinner party or outdoor celebration

Paper Series Ceramic Tableware

Designed and made by Sydney designer HAYDEN YOULLEY, The Paper Series range of ceramic tableware is minimal yet magical. The random crinkle texture across the outside of each piece creates patterns, light and shade that urge you to run your hand along its surface.

Kusa Dish & Bowl Set


The Kusa dish and bowl set from J STYLE displays a beautiful Japanese floral design. With a slight wave around the edge and adorned with rim detailing, these pieces are elegant and delicate, perfect for a sophisticated dinner party or high tea.

Lina tableware


Just in time for summer, the Lina collection of tableware from VILLEROY & BOCH exudes a playful, vintage design. The mix-and-match range combines floral, graphic and block colour pieces for a fun and informal ambience. Matching textiles are also available in blue and red.



Floral tableware doesn’t always have to look dated. The new Mariefleur Gris collection from VILLEROY & BOCH is delightfully romantic. The dainty watercoloured purple and pink blossoms are enchanting and combined with a native floral arrangement and some punchy patterned and coloured textiles, this range will look far from antique.

anmut collection

VILLEROY & BOCH’s premium Anmut My Colour range is a simple yet stunning collection of mix-and-match tableware. Recently added to the range were two new colours, including a vibrant Petrol Blue and a calming Savannah Cream. Exhibiting an almost industrial-style setting, the chosen colours here include the new and bright Petrol Blue, Ocean Blue and Rock Grey.

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IVV Glassware is a well-established manufacturer of blown-glass tableware. Made by hand, each piece is unique. Available from NORITAKE, the IVV multicolour tumblers have a striking chiselled surface and are offered in a range of colours, including turquoise, green, Periwinkle, Amethyst, yellow and Amber.



With a colour scheme to suite an informal celebration but a design that is fit for the queen, the Springbrook collection from NORITAKE is classical yet relaxed. Soft blue tones are partnered with a regal shell pattern and jewel-like turquoise accent dots.

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A contemporary stoneware range, the Colorwave collection from NORITAKE is ideal for summer entertaining. Its vibrant selection of matte finishes, including Apple, Raspberry and turquoise, make for chic and functional tableware that is perfect for everyday use.

M&W KitchenWarehouse Crunch Cup

Appealing to our (especially children’s) fascination with crunching plastic cups, MAXWELL & WILLIAMS has created a funky range of porcelain drinking cups that look like they have just been crunched. The Crunch Cup is fun and bright and will bring out the inner child in you and your guests. Available from Kitchen Warehouse.

Zimba Nel Lusso 1025

Inspired by the Italian gelato bars of the 1950s, the new additions to Nel Lusso’s Gelato collection, available from ZIMBA, are designed with a spotty pastel pattern in the highest-grade acrylic. From children’s parties to alfresco dining, these bellissimo pieces have you covered.

alessi kitchenware

Earlier this year, a new cutlery range was released by ALESSI, designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, who took a few years to perfect the elegant design. MU was inspired by Toyo’s familiarity with chopsticks as the end of each piece is moulded into a hexagonal shape.

fiesta style bright kitchenwares

New to the SALT & PEPPER range for this coming season is the Fiesta collection. Inspired by the Mexican craze that is sweeping across the interiors, food and fashion industries at the moment, Fiesta captures the fun and festive essence of Mexico. Full of bright colours and adorned with geometric patterns, this range will add culture and zest to your table.

vice versa kitchenwares

Also new to the SALT & PEPPER catalogue is Vice Versa, inspired by the monochromatic trend. Creating a dramatic setting, ideal for a formal dinner party, Vice Versa adopts bold, graphic patterns in contrasting black and white. Believing that people are confident with these particular colours, Salt & Pepper is certain Vice Versa will add style and glamour to your table.

Kate Spade_MercerDrive

Flaunting Kate Spade’s signature feminine style, the Mercer Drive five-piece setting, available from WWRD, features a strong Midnight Navy tone offset by soft greys and blush pinks. Made from bone china, the range was designed in celebration of 20 years of Kate Spade New York.


Like something magical from a child’s book, the Fable collection by Royal Doulton, available from WWRD, is inspired by Scandinavian naturalistic patterns. Available in three designs, including Bird, Tree and Flower, the collection encourages you to mix and match in order to create your own personal fairytale.


Displaying the social scene of Britain in the 1950s, Pop in for Drinks is a quirky and playful cocktail party collection by Royal Doulton. Available from WWRD, each piece has one of four iconic British symbols — a bowler hat, a black cab, a dog or an umbrella — as well as a loved saying from the time. Bright and stylish, Pop in for Drinks offers all you need to get the party started.


A luxurious take on the minimalist trend, Loft by Royal Doulton, available from WWRD, is made for the sophisticated urban abode. Offering you the opportunity to create your own style, the collection is made up of various textures and tones, including ceramic, glass and wood in a range of neutral colours.


Rich in colour and elegant in its design, the Palladian collection by Wedgwood, available from WWRD, is inspired by neo-classical interior architectural styling. Accent pieces in the range display English country estates in warm pink tones, while the pattern pieces introduce splashes of orange and copper detailing.

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Pairing two of Jasper Conran’s designs for Wedgwood, this stunning green setting includes Jasper’s Baroque and Chinoiserie pieces. The striking edges of the Baroque plate are softened by the sumptuous motif of the Chinoiserie. Exotic birds and delicate florals in blue and white accents dot the surface without compromising the arrangement’s vibrancy. Available from WWRD.

Cosmic Fashion 5

Combining a retro style with a playful, futuristic theme, the Cosmic tableware collection from NORITAKE is quirky and fresh. A clean and crisp white surface, complemented by a fun, bright circular design, will make for the perfect informal occasion.

freesia & sea blue tablewares

Available in a range of gorgeous summer colours, the Ena range of table linen from AURA HOME has a stylish geometric pattern that has been screenprinted onto the fabric by hand using traditional artisan techniques. Be a bit adventurous and use alternate colours from the range to create your own unique and exciting table setting.



Handcrafted ceramics are a beautiful, organic way to complement your table. The raw aesthetic of this ceramic collection from COLLECT HOME is exquisite, but if you prefer a bit of colour, the pieces are also available in pale pink and eggshell grey.

Dinosaur Designs vases

Moulding tableware, jewellery, furniture and other trinkets from resin results in the creation of something quite special for DINOSAUR DESIGNS. Like paint on a canvas, the colour smears to create enchanting abstract forms. This boutique design company has become a household name and there are no surprises as to why. Absolutely captivating in appearance, each piece is very unique and tells its own story in light and tone.


Made from semi-precious Brazilian agate dug up from ancient volcano tunnels, this serving ware range from HARKLO is quite spectacular. Complemented by gold edging, the natural colouring of the agate is rich and luxurious and will certainly make a statement in the centre of the table.



Words Karsha Green

From Home Design magazine Vol. 16 No. 6