Tabletop
Tabletop
United by their attention to function and decorative qualities, the unique bowls and serving accessories shown here add richness and intrigue to the tabletop. Luminaire's table objects highlight the distinct ability of each designer to convey emotion. From glassware made by traditional glass blowing techniques, to the avant garde and highly conceptual Niche Dishes from Zaha Hadid, each item is able to transform the dining table from mundane to considered.
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/images/products/thumbs/300.jpg A rhythmic exploration of line becoming form, designer Pauline Deltour's A Tempo Citrus Basket for Alessi is a graphic element for the tabletop that is as functional as it is stunning. A Tempo Citrus Basket Pauline Deltour
/images/products/thumbs/438.jpg Designer Kate Chung's Abundance Airtight Canisters blend Chinese philosophy with insightful design to create a functional storage item for the kitchen. While one of the key Chinese philosophies describes that the earth is square and the heaven is round to demonstrate the stability and the mobility, the yin and yang, Chung takes the line and uses terra cotta and a silicone cap to translate the thinking into modern airtight canisters with a touch of Zen. Abundance Airtight Canister Kate Chung
/images/products/thumbs/603.jpg A seamless ring of solid spun brass, Minimalux's Black Band Centerpiece is an object reduced to its utmost essence. This striking centerpiece "fences" in fruit and vegetables when placed on the table. The object is finished in electroplated black nickel then mirror polished by hand creating reflections of both the surrounds and contents of the centerpiece. Black Band Centerpiece Minimalux
/images/products/thumbs/661.jpg A series of mouth blown glass bowls using rope as handles, Alexis Georgacopoulos' Blow Bowl creates a contrast between the hard and soft, cold and warm materials. The bowl is supplied with both red and blue ropes allowing you to chose your preference. Blow Bowl Alexis Georgacopoulos
/images/products/thumbs/140.jpg With unique hand-painted patterns, Catharina Kippel's Bono Bowls are both practical and decorative. Perfect for entertaining, the set of three bone china tabletop bowls are perfect for appetizers. Presented in a black gift box, the bowls are an attractive gift that add art and style to the home. Bono Bowls Catharina Kippel
/images/products/thumbs/139.jpg With unique hand-painted patterns, Catharina Kippel's Bono Dessert Plates are both practical and decorative. Presented in a black gift box, the set of three bone china plates are an attractive gift that add art and style to entertaining. Bono Dessert Plates Catharina Kippel
/images/products/thumbs/404.jpg Designed by Kate Chung, the artful Calligraphy flatware set features forks, knives and spoons which each takes its form from the brushstrokes of Shou Jing Ti calligraphy, a font created by Emperor Song Hui Zong at the beginning of the 12th century. Calligraphy Flatware Kate Chung
/images/products/thumbs/449.jpg With its sliding fluorescent color lid, Takumi Shimamura's Chanto container is as unique and eye catching as it is functional. Able to be easily stacked, the containers are convenient to use on the tabletop or in the kitchen for storage of food or as organizing objects for the office. Chanto Container Takumi Shimamura
/images/products/thumbs/575.jpg The flair of drinking whiskey or presenting elegant foods takes on a new style with Charlies Glass Tablet Set from the Blueside 2013 collection. Designer R&D Blueside combines quality and quantity to offer a tranquil piece that fits perfectly with the creative gourmets or casual conversationalists. Charlies Glass Tablet Set R&D Blueside
/images/products/thumbs/576.jpg Leonardo Borra's Clessidra Spirit Glass deviates from the common shapes popular in drinking glasses to enhance the impression of the senses. Part of Blueside's 2013 collection, this handmade piece reinvents the concept of smelling and tasting spirits by playing with unexplored forms in creativity and comfort. Clessidra Spirit Glass Leonardo Borra
/images/products/thumbs/566.jpg Sinuous curves and an honesty of materials elevate Nendo's Clip Wooden Tray. Featuring a purity in form and the designer's particular sensitivity to substance and proportion, Nendo's tray is useful throughout the home. Clip Wooden Tray Nendo
/images/products/thumbs/493.jpg A companion to his Corky Carafe, designer Andreas Engesvik's Corky Glasses feature the same subtle design and take inspiration from the archetypal shape of classic bottles. Small and light, the set of four drinking glasses compliments the carafe or may be used separately. Corky Glasses Andreas Engesvik
/images/products/thumbs/536.jpg Laurence Brabant's Decales collection of glassware combines specialized glass-blowing techniques with witty design while remaining highly functional. Adding intrigue and delight to the tabletop, the Decales Carafe features an expressive form that bridges art and design. Decales Carafe Laurence Brabant
/images/products/thumbs/538.jpg Laurence Brabant's Decales collection of glassware combine specialized glass-blowing techniques with witty design. The Decales Glass Bowls feature an expressive design; with a sinuous rounded base and an of center cylindrical form at the top, the glass bowls echo the other vessels in the Decales collection while remaining functional and well proportioned. Decales Glass Bowls Laurence Brabant
/images/products/thumbs/535.jpg Giving shape to irony, poetry and nostalgia, Laurence Brabant's Decales collection of tumblers incorporate specialized glass-blowing techniques with witty design. Expressive, concentric cylinders are stacked three high, throwing off each vessel's equilibrium yet still retaining balance. Decales Glass Tumblers Laurence Brabant
/images/products/thumbs/437.jpg The minimal design and attention to details that are present in the Emptiness Dinnerware is meant to awaken the sense of touch while in use. Designer Kate Chung references a core philosophy of Chinese Taoism to create harmony between the being and the non-being. Emptiness Dinnerware Kate Chung
/images/products/thumbs/578.jpg The Eye Round Glass Dish from R&D Blueside combines the ideal attributes to display all kinds of foods with a simple and sophisticated design. Given the elegant concave style, this serving plate is an excellent serving object for dishes that require no knives. Eye Round Glass Dish R&D Blueside
/images/products/thumbs/271.jpg A simple form at home with any glassware, Daff's Felt Coasters combine the rich texture of high-quality merino wool felt with a wide range of vivid colors. Felt Coasters Daff Design
/images/products/thumbs/270.jpg Simple forms with harmonious proportions, Daff's Felt Placemats combine the rich texture of high-quality merino wool felt with a wide range of vivid colors and compliment any dining table. Felt Placemats Daff Design
/images/products/thumbs/125.jpg The Festa Appetizer Set, designed by Liliana Bonomi, is a collection of porcelain bowls that rest on a polished stainless steel tray, emphasizing and enhancing the presentation of food. Festa Appetizer Set Liliana Bonomi
/images/products/thumbs/656.jpg A simple form that reflects the function of the object, Jakob Wagner's Flow Milk Jug is a refreshingly simple object for the table. The designer sought to create a harmonious form from four elements: one hole to fill the jug, one hole to pour from, a low center of gravity and a generous form for comfortable grip. Flow Milk Jug Jakob Wagner
/images/products/thumbs/579.jpg A thrilling emotional design from the Blueside 2013 collection, the Genio Spirit Glass, named after the popular Disney movie Aladdin, enriches the process of consuming spirits by combining ingenuity and innovation in this delightful drinking piece that's held intimately on the palm of the hand. Genio Spirit Glass Leonardo Borra
/images/products/thumbs/580.jpg The Giss Liquid Container from Steroglass captures an inviting reaction at the dinner table uniquely as a result of the quiet yet expressive silhouette designed to hold a determined amount of liquid without taking much space. Giss Liquid Container R&D Blueside
/images/products/thumbs/398.jpg With a name derived from a play on the words global and local, the Glocal collection by KNIndustrie features a functional tabletop Cheese Plate made from an exhausted wood barrel. Glocal Cheese Plate KNIndustrie
/images/products/thumbs/399.jpg With a Name derived from a play on the words global and local, the Glocal collection by KNIndustrie features a functional tabletop Cutting Board made from an exhausted wood barrel. Glocal Cutting Board KNIndustrie
/images/products/thumbs/713.jpg Refined in both material and form, Cutipol's Goa Flatware Set elevates the dining experience. A testament to good design, the precise and minimal forks, knife and spoons are effortlessly elegant and ergonomically pleasing. Goa Flatware Set Cutipol
/images/products/thumbs/745.jpg Designed to assist in carving cooked meat, Cutipol's Gourmet Line Carving Tools combine traditional craftsmanship with modern technology. With meticulous attention paid to detail, each tool features the highest quality of materials designed for practicality and functionality. Gourmet Line Carving Fork and Knife Cutipol
/images/products/thumbs/748.jpg With a solid, heavy blade, Cutipol's Hard Cheese Knife is perfect for cutting into dense cheeses. The useful tool builds on the Portuguese cutlery maker's rich history of innovative and durable serving pieces. Gourmet Line Hard Cheese Knife Cutipol
/images/products/thumbs/711.jpg Featuring eight useful knives for a variety of tasks, Cutipol's Gourmet Line Knife Set combines traditional craftsmanship with modern technology. With meticulous attention paid to each detail, each knife features the highest quality of materials designed for practicality and functionality. Gourmet Line Knife Set Cutipol
/images/products/thumbs/747.jpg A sleek and modern tool for serving pasta, Cutipol's Spaghetti Fork builds on the Portuguese cutlery maker's rich history of innovative and durable serving pieces. With meticulous attention paid to detail, the tool features the highest quality of materials designed for practicality and functionality. Gourmet Line Spaghetti Fork Cutipol
/images/products/thumbs/521.jpg By one of the masters of modern Italian design, Vico Magistretti, the Grip Glassware collection is a series of understated, well-considered vessels suitable for a wide variety of drinks. With glass increasingly thin, almost to the point of disappearance, the objectivity of the glassware is reduced which focuses attention on the contents rather than container. Grip Glassware Vico Magistretti
/images/products/thumbs/582.jpg The Hasia Tablet Serving Trays from the Blueside 2013 collection redefines the relationship of two materials different in composition that when used together create beautiful results. The trays work harmoniously when served as a pair, enabling the food connoisseurs to appreciate the influence of small taste common in meze, hors d'oeuvre and dessert presentations. Hasia Tablet Serving Trays Sara Guasticchi and R&D Blueside
/images/products/thumbs/414.jpg The poetic, minimal work of Maarten Van Severn is characterized by carefully reduced forms, well thought out design and an acute sensitivity to materiality. On a constant search for ways to remove superfluous elements from objects, the designer has achieved a cutlery set that is the absolute synthesis of function, design and craft. Hybrid Cutlery Maarten Van Severen
/images/products/thumbs/489.jpg Beautifully-crafted and whimsical, Fx Balléry designed Les Montgolfières in a delightful nod to childhood days he spent watching hot air balloons in Eastern France at the Royal Saltworks of Arc and Senans. Les Montgolfieres Wooden Containers FX Ballery
/images/products/thumbs/527.jpg Through a dedicated exploration of nature realized in subtle communion of unlikely materials, Vanessa Mirtrani's designs are both ethereal and delightful. This experimentation is found within the Lilliput Mug, a cylindrical form of blown-glass topped with pewter sculptures. Lilliput Mug Vanessa Mitrani
/images/products/thumbs/435.jpg Inspired by the concept of purifying and re-interpreting the aesthetic beauty found in everyday objects, designer Catherine Lovatt's bowls subtract from the archetypal form creating a functional object with a unique design language. Lovatt Bowl Catherine Lovatt
/images/products/thumbs/436.jpg Inspired by the concept of purifying and re-interpreting the aesthetic beauty found in everyday objects, designer Catherine Lovatt's porcelain plate subtracts from the archetypal form creating a functional object with a unique design language. Lovatt Plate Catherine Lovatt
/images/products/thumbs/152.jpg The Meniscus Bowl is a substantial yet graceful curve of heavy lead crystal. Designed by Claryssa Berning, this bowl is the essence of simple, functional beauty acting almost as a lens and intensifying the reaction of its viewer. Meniscus Bowl Claryssa Berning
/images/products/thumbs/549.jpg Inspired by the glass cutting techniques both artisanal and mechanical, Thomas Jenk's Module Two Whiskey Glassware have a look and feel which compliment the tradition of single malt whiskey distillers. Comprised of a set two tumblers and a decanting carafe, the design features opposing spiral profiles cut into the crystal allowing them to mesh together resembling interlocking gears. Module Two Whiskey Glassware Thomas Jenk
/images/products/thumbs/127.jpg Designed by Professor Peter Raacke in 1959, Mono-A flatware continues to stand for the purist's definition of form and function. Considered a classic, the flatware collection has been the recipient of numerous domestic and international awards. Mono-A Flatware Peter Raacke
/images/products/thumbs/581.jpg A semispherical thick-walled design from R&D Blueside defines the perfect balance of comfort and taste in the Moon Spirit Glass. The design of the Moon glass seeks the best compromise between a shape that is comfortable to hold and the ultimate olfactory experience. Moon Spirit Glass R&D Blueside
/images/products/thumbs/150.jpg Explorating the limits of conventional dining dishes, Zaha Hadid's Niche is a domestic sculpture which follows her architectural investigations to create a centerpiece constructed of interposable black melamine elements. Each dish can be used as an individual serving container or it may be used on a desk to hold office accessories. Niche Dishes Zaha Hadid
/images/products/thumbs/389.jpg Inspired by the sight of an island peacefully rising from the ocean, Danny Vanlet's mouth-blown, molded Oilo glass dish features an integrated candle holder that gracefully rises from the object. Oilo Glass Dish Danny Vanlet
/images/products/thumbs/118.jpg Patricia Urquiola has imagined an inverted geodesic dome as a serving bowl. Stretching the technique of pressing metal to its limits, the bowl is made from a single sheet of stainless steel which is formed without welding. Orloff Bowl Patricia Urquiola
/images/products/thumbs/405.jpg Perfect craftsmanship and design clarity are the hallmarks of Prof. Peter Raacke's Oval flatware set for Mono. The smoothness of the oval shape and the palpable weight enhance the use of each piece in this pattern. Oval 5pc Flatware Set Peter Raacke
/images/products/thumbs/491.jpg Axel Delbrayere's Paysages Planche wooden tray looks as though it were born of nature itself. The unbroken, long, and easy curvature moves as one fluid design, emotionally and sensually connecting to the viewer and user, who cannot resist caressing the smooth, finely sanded surface of this elegant piece. Paysages Planche Wooden Tray Axel Delbrayere
/images/products/thumbs/482.jpg Simple, though with a strongly sensual presence, Axel Delbrayère's Paysages Wooden Trays have gentle curved surfaces that create compartments to hold food and condiments. The warm softness of finely-sanded wood gives the tray a smooth texture that proves hard not to caress, and its sculptural form makes it feel, as the designer notes, "as if it were floating above the table. Paysages Wooden Trays Axel Delbrayere
/images/products/thumbs/490.jpg For those unfamiliar with farms in the Upper Jura mountains, it may be difficult to see how FX Ballery's elegant Perrette Brasse Wooden Container is inspired by the rustic, weathered buckets one often finds in these French settings. Perrette Brasse Wooden Container FX Ballery
/images/products/thumbs/660.jpg Named after the beloved children's character, Sebastian Bergne's Pinocchio Salad Bowl features a protruding wood handle influenced by the puppet's famous nose. Made in solid beech, the bowl is perfect for serving salads and other foods. Pinocchio Salad Bowl Sebastian Bergne
/images/products/thumbs/444.jpg While satisfying its intended purpose as a carafe, Celine Frebault's Pinson Carafe takes a whimsical approach to design wherein the entirety of the transparent glass form - including the handle - fills with the beverage being served. The carafe is an dynamic and original design that adds a witty touch to the tabletop or bar area. Pinson Carafe Celine Frebault
/images/products/thumbs/446.jpg The practical side kick to Celine Frebault's Pinson Carafe, the Pinson Glasses continue the whimsical approach to design wherein the entirety of the transparent glass form - including the handle - fills with the beverage being served. Pinson Glasses Celine Frebault
/images/products/thumbs/650.jpg XLBoom's Pure Trays are a nod to the natural characteristics of tropical acacia wood. Appearing as hand-carved forms, these trays retain the strong coloration of the unique wood. Perfect for serving, the trays are food safe. Pure Trays XLBoom
/images/products/thumbs/126.jpg The Sade Glassware collection combines soft lines with a refined profile that reflects the delicate nature of glass itself. A long, cylindrical form with a bulbous base in four variations, each drinking glass designed for a particular beverage. Sade Glassware Demirden Design and Hasan Demir Obuz
/images/products/thumbs/524.jpg An interpretation of functional kitchen and serving ware, Nao Tamura's Seasons Large Serving Tray is inspired by nature and technology viewed through the cultural lens of Japan. Like its smaller siblings, the large tray resembles a real leaf; it is flexible and enjoys its own shape leading to a multi-purpose, sculptural serving accessory. Seasons Large Serving Tray Nao Tamura
/images/products/thumbs/522.jpg An interpretation of functional kitchen and serving ware, Nao Tamura's Seasons Serving Trays are inspired by nature and technology viewed through the cultural lens of Japan. Like a real leaf, each serving dish is flexible and enjoys its own shape leading to a multi-purpose, sculptural serving accessory. Seasons Serving Trays - Set of 4 Nao Tamura
/images/products/thumbs/703.jpg With a geometric bas-relief pattern and a range of subtle colors, Chris Mestdagh's Sigillata Signature collection of dinnerware adds texture to the tabletop. Raw and unglazed on the exterior and glazed on the interior, the bowls are part of the larger collection which includes matching cups, plates and deep plates for dining and serving. Sigillata Signature Bowl Chris Mestdagh
/images/products/thumbs/702.jpg With a geometric bas-relief pattern and a range of subtle colors, Chris Mestdagh's Sigillata Signature collection of dinnerware adds texture to the tabletop. Raw and unglazed on the exterior and glazed on the interior, the cups come in two sizes for coffee and tea. Sigillata Signature Cups Chris Mestdagh
/images/products/thumbs/704.jpg With a geometric bas-relief pattern and a range of subtle colors, Chris Mestdagh's Sigillata Signature collection of dinnerware adds texture to the tabletop. Raw and unglazed on the exterior and glazed on the interior, Sigillata collection features a range of dinnerware including cups, bowls, plates and deep plates for serving. Sigillata Signature Deep Plate Chris Mestdagh
/images/products/thumbs/705.jpg With a geometric bas-relief pattern and a range of subtle colors, Chris Mestdagh's Sigillata Signature collection of dinnerware adds texture to the tabletop. Raw and unglazed on the exterior and glazed on the interior, the plates are part of the larger collection which includes matching cups, bowls and deep plates for dining and serving. Sigillata Signature Plate Chris Mestdagh
/images/products/thumbs/500.jpg Sin Azumi's Snowman Milk Pitcher finds inspiration for its relaxed lines and harmonious proportions in the organic form of a drop of water. Perfect for use during breakfast with coffee or during formal meals, the white porcelain form works well with a wide variety of dinnerware. Snowman Milk Pitcher Shin Azumi
/images/products/thumbs/499.jpg Sin Azumi's Snowman Oil & Vinegar Pitcher finds inspiration for its relaxed lines and harmonious proportions in the organic form of a drop of water. The white porcelain form works well with a wide variety of dinnerware to add a complimenting element that provides both function and visual interest to the table. Snowman Oil & Vinegar Pitcher Shin Azumi
/images/products/thumbs/142.jpg Designer Douglas Legg has created a contemporary graphic form by using traditional techniques. Available in three sizes, the family of handmade baskets is suitable for a variety of purposes, from decorative tabletop objects to functional catch-alls. Splint Bamboo Basket Douglas Legg
/images/products/thumbs/550.jpg By emphasizing the contrast between the smooth, conical form of the body and the massive, irregular cut stems and bases, Jiri Pelcl's Stone Bohemian Crystal Glassware is a stunning juxtaposition of glassmaking techniques. A complete set of vessels for the table or bar, the glassware is defined by its architectural approach in form which creates the strong, unique look of each piece. Stone Bohemian Crystal Glassware Jiri Pelcl
/images/products/thumbs/287.jpg Infusing her own personal, nordic interpretation of simplicity into a range of products for Alessi, Kristiina Lassus' mirror-polished stainless steel Tau Tray is a concise and considered design. Tau Tray Kristiina Lassus
/images/products/thumbs/574.jpg A quiet piece from Blueside's 2013 collection, the Tongue Glass Serving Dish manifests rhythm and volume uncommon in serving items. Italian designer Eraldo Marini experiments using sinuous shapes, clean and linear in concept, to announce a dual use for complementing any meal with this handmade object. Tongue Glass Serving Dish Eraldo Marini
/images/products/thumbs/758.jpg Made of solid waxed European oak, the tactile Turn Fruit Bowl by designer Mark Braun features a simple and intriguing round shape. Punctuated by a central hole, the design takes a minimal approach to tabletop storage. Turn Fruit Bowl Mark Braun
/images/products/thumbs/137.jpg Reinterpreting stainless steel through basic geometries, asymmetries, and clean cuts, German designer Konstantin Grcic's Un Attimo Dopo tray displays the minimalist language that is characteristic of the designer. Through his household items in the Passami il Sale collection, objects take on unusual fashions while remaining functional. Un Attimo Dopo Tray Konstantin Grcic
/images/products/thumbs/707.jpg Referencing his characteristic forms, textures and materiality, Belgian ceramicist Piet Stockmans' Round Bowls are part of the versatile UnoDueTre range of porcelain dinnerware. Raw and unglazed on the exterior and smooth and glossy on the inside, the round bowls celebrate their material. UnoDueTre Deep Bowls Piet Stockmans
/images/products/thumbs/710.jpg With an matching cup and saucer, Piet Stockmans' UnoDueTre Espresso Set is perfect for enjoying coffee drinks. Referencing his characteristic forms, textures and materiality, the versatile range of porcelain dinnerware combines a raw and unglazed exterior with a smooth and glossy interior. UnoDueTre Espresso Set Piet Stockmans
/images/products/thumbs/708.jpg Referencing his characteristic forms, textures and materiality, Belgian ceramicist Piet Stockmans' Round Plates are part of the versatile UnoDueTre range of porcelain dinnerware. Raw and unglazed on the exterior and smooth and glossy on the inside, the round plates celebrate their material. UnoDueTre Round Plates Piet Stockmans
/images/products/thumbs/709.jpg Referencing his characteristic forms, textures and materiality, Belgian ceramicist Piet Stockmans' UnoDueTre collection is a versatile range of porcelain dinnerware. Raw and unglazed on the exterior and smooth and glossy on the inside, the pieces the square plates celebrate their material. UnoDueTre Square Plates Piet Stockmans
/images/products/thumbs/138.jpg A single material takes on double personalities through the use of both polished and brushed stainless steel surfaces in the Va Bene Cosi tabletop basket. German designer Konstantin Grcic's reinterprets the material through basic geometries, asymmetries, and clean cuts while still displaying the minimalist language of the designer. Va Bene Cosi Basket Konstantin Grcic
/images/products/thumbs/310.jpg A slender shape that distinctively balances a linear form with considered rounded details, the Menu Water Carafe with Smart Lid designed by Jakob Wagner is a refreshing reinterpretation of the classic bottle archetype. Water Carafe with Smart Lid Jakob Wagner
/images/products/thumbs/151.jpg Drawing inspiration from archetypal Scandinavian basket weaving, Cecilie Manz Wicker Basket adds a modern twist in materials and form. Wide and thin straps alternately appear to be woven together to form a multipurpose basket for bread or anything else. Wicker Basket Cecilie Manz
/images/products/thumbs/607.jpg Takumi Shimamura combines 400-year old Japanese wood cutting techniques and historic kimono tapestry weaving with modern industrial processes to create the spectacularly thin Woodum range of wood placemats and coasters. The soft and durable coasters are made are made of a thin sheet of sliced wood which is soaked in resin making it both highly waterproof and scratch-proof. Woodum Coasters Takumi Shimamura
/images/products/thumbs/606.jpg Takumi Shimamura combines 400-year old Japanese wood cutting techniques and historic kimono tapestry weaving with modern industrial processes to create the spectacularly thin Woodum range of wood placemats and coasters. The soft and durable table mats are made are made of a thin sheet of sliced wood which is soaked in resin making it both highly waterproof and scratch-proof. Woodum Placemats Takumi Shimamura
/images/products/thumbs/487.jpg Strong in its geometric form and clean construction, XLBoom's Set of Low Trays is a stylish and considered way to present food and drink or display votives and decorative objects around the house. XLBoom Set of Low Trays XLBoom
/images/products/thumbs/651.jpg With its simple and relaxing design, XLBoom's Zen Trays completely live up to its name. Providing function in a minimal form, the painted MDF tray is available in three sizes to suit various needs. Zen Trays XLBoom