Dinnerware

Modern Dinnerware

These are quite affordable, so if you looking to update your dinnerware just in time for the holidays, these would be an excellent choice.

“Take a lesson from the Bauhaus school of design, circa 1920s Berlin. Simplicity and utility in modular white stacking porcelain. The salad plate even doubles as an exact-fit lid for the bowl. Excellent durability, egalitarian price.”

• Stack for storage
• Fired porcelain with a dipped white glaze
• Dishwasher-, microwave- and oven-safe

Purchase Information:

Price: $2.95
Availability: Buy Modern Dinnerware here

Custom Birch Tree Plate and Mug Set

These would be a lovely gift if you’re the plan-in-advance type.

“A charming, delicately drawn birch tree graces a porcelain plate– a very green way to carve your initals into a tree. Makes a great gift for weddings and anniversaries.
Availability: Made to order, please allow 2-3 weeks for your order to arrive.”

Mug set consists of four 9 ounce mugs. Each mug is slightly different representing the four seasons.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy Custom Birch Tree Plate and Mug Set here

Bowls Plus by Michelle Huang

This might be a nod to traditional Chinese culture, but it could also be a very handy way of having sauces and such slightly separated from your main course.

‘An age-old tradition is revitalized with the contemporary form of the Bowls Plus series. In Chinese culture, it is impolite to finish everything that’s been served, as if to say, “thank you, you gave me more than enough!”. Bowls Plus caters to this tradition with an extra little section built right in where you can politely and conveniently store the leftovers.’

Set of 3 different bowls.
Melamine.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Bowls Plus by Michelle Huang here

Poketo Artist Melamine Plates by Ogi (s/2)

I’m a big fan of mixed dinnerware, especially since there are so many wonderful designs to choose from.

“Poketo invited Tokyo based artists, PCP and Ogi to design a double plate set. Collect them as a set or mix them up, they’ll definitely liven up your next dinner part. The plate sets come in beautiful handscreened boxes.

Plates are full color; 2 x 10 inch melamine plates; dishwasher safe; not microwave safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Poketo Artist Melamine Plates by Ogi (s/2) here

j dinnerware

Simple dinner plates with an unexpected design.

• Stoneware with a dipped matte white glaze
• Dishwasher- and microwave-safe

Purchase Information:

Price: $1.95-$3.95
Availability: Buy j dinnerware here

Patchwork Plates by Marcel Wanders

This series of 30 ceramic plates is guaranteed to make your meals more interesting. You could just get a few, or the whole thing (if you have that sort of money). One thing is for certain, you’ll not be accused of boring tableware.

“Using different original plates from the Royal Tichebaar Makkum collection, each piece is partly hand-painted and partly printed. Mix and match the patterns to enliven your table with vibrant bursts of color…”

Purchase Information:

Price: $149
Availability: Buy Patchwork Plates by Marcel Wanders here

B-set dinner service by Hella Jongerius

“Hella Jongerius turns imperfections into ideals with the B-set dinner service. Each piece is fired in an overheated kiln to slightly warp the porcelain into uniquely distorted shapes. The result is a curiously charming dinner-set, unified by its consistent inconsistencies.
The porcelain and glaze recipes used are stamped on the side of each item as a tribute to the ceramics recipe culture.”

Dimensions:
Beaker small: 3″Ø x 2.5″H
Beaker large: 3″Ø x 4.5″H
Bowl small: 4.75″Ø x 3.5″H
Bowl large: 8″Ø x 4.75″H
Plate small: 8″Ø
Plate large:10″Ø
Carafe: 4.75″Ø x 10.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $33-$190
Availability: Buy B-set dinner service by Hella Jongerius here

walteria ‘hecho en los angeles’ porcelain dinner plates

I suggest taking a closer look at the design of these plates, as each is inspired by a different part of Los Angeles.

Designed by Kathleen Walsh.

“The art style is modeled after a style hispanic paper cutting art called ‘papel picado’ or perforated paper – helping to add to the authenticity of the series.”

The four designs are entitled: ‘christmukkah on fairfax’, ‘olvera street’, ‘la brea tar pits’, and ‘magnolia trees on doheny’.

10.75″dia. each

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy walteria ‘hecho en los angeles’ porcelain dinner plates here

Fine Bone China Plates

Though this might be slightly more expensive than your average plate, it certainly sounds nice to say, “Please bring out the fine bone china”… as well as that, it looks to have an awfully nice black and white pattern which would probably push it into the ‘timeless’ category.

Hand wash.

Charger/Serving Plate, 12″ diameter, $45.00
Dinner Plate, 10 1/2″ diameter, $26.00
Dessert/Salad Plate, 7 3/4″ diameter, $21.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $21-$45
Availability: Buy Fine Bone China Plates here

Marigold Glass Plates

These plates are nice and graphic, and the green pattern might help make your tabletop setting a bit more interesting…

“Sagaform is a Swedish company that makes clean, well designed products that are good looking, practical and affordable. These glass plates come in a set of four, each one decorated with a bold and brilliant flower pattern. Both the larger dinner plates and the small side plates have the same designs.”

Large plates are 10″ diameter, small 7″

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Marigold Glass Plates here

City Plate – Los Angeles

The City Plate features four cities (Los Angeles, Shanghai, Cairo, and Berlin) chosen for their “sprawl” and depicted with a black background.

Key buildings are represented with red icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in vivid blue and green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy City Plate – Los Angeles here

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Form 2006 Dinnerware

These perfectly designed dining pieces were designed by Peter Schmidt and are intended as hospitatlity pieces for business, but they would work quite nicely in a home setting.

Material: Arzberg porcelain
Dishwasher and microwave safe

Purchase Information:

Price: $59-$133
Availability: Buy Form 2006 Dinnerware here

Gothic Dinner Plates (by Thomas Paul)

More ‘gothic’ plates by Mr. Paul…just in case you’d like to add to the others (Gothic Side Plates posted previously).

Dishwasher safe, not microwavable.
Measures 11″ in diameter.
Set of 4.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Dish Up

The Dish Up ceramic dinnerware creates partitions for your food, and their unique flat edge allows them to be stored vertically.

Dimensions:
Small: 8.85″ x 3.75″ x 1.4″
Medium: 9.15″ x 5.45″ x 1.4″
Large: 9.25″ x 7″ x 1.25″

Materials:
Ceramic

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Dish Up here

tokyo novelty plates

What a great gift for your favorite sushi-phile. Perfect little kimono inspired shapes highlight these delicate plates.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24
Availability: Buy tokyo novelty plates here