Dinnerware

“Seconds” Plates

Jason Miller now has a set of dinner plates (four on left) and dessert plates (four on right, not shown to scale) to continue with his “Seconds” series. While I liked the
tea sets, I absolutely love the plates. Well done.

‘Products that are “seconds” are products that are not quite right. Jason Miller’s Seconds series challenges the rules that surround modern day consumer items. Who says the decoration has to be in the center? Who says a whole bird is better than half a bird? Made through conventional methods of mass production, the decals on Jason Miller’s tableware are intentionally applied “incorrectly.”‘

Each set of four contains 4 unique patterns.

Dinner Plates, set of four, $120.00, Buy it here.

Dessert Plates, set of four, $80.00, Buy it here.

Available August 1, 2008

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy “Seconds” Plates here

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Opulent Boat Plate Set

I’d categorize these plates as more art than tabletop gear, but I’m sure they’d do either job just as well.

“These heavy porcelain plates are part of the Surface 2 line by a French company called Domestic. Domestic works with well-known designers and graphic artists to produce beautiful designs for the home. Each set includes two different designs by one artist. Opulant Boat features sumptuous linework by artist and musician Dylan Martorell.”

10.5″ diam

Purchase Information:

Price: $88.00
Availability: Buy Opulent Boat Plate Set here

Impression Crockery by Benjamin Hubert

I don’t know about you, but I love it when designers showcase and sell their wares directly on their websites. Benjamin Hubert has a great portfolio of interesting items on his site, and this soup bowl/spoon set is no exception.

The Earthenware soup/spoon set is formed from a single surface with a soft impression for the bowl and spoon holder.

TAC 02 DIE NEUE LINIE

Streamlined set of dinnerware from Bauhaus’ Walter Gropius.

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy TAC 02 DIE NEUE LINIE here

lux dinnerware by philippe starck

From designer Philippe Starck comes the Lux collection of plastic plates, cutlery and dinnerware. The plates all have a plastic “horn” for holding drinkware in place.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.00-$21.00
Availability: Buy lux dinnerware by philippe starck here

Spark Dinnerware

I’d imagine this dinnerware would spruce up your table setting for the holidays. You could buy just a few to accent, or do the whole set to make a tastefully festive tabletop.

Dishwasher safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.95
Availability: Buy Spark Dinnerware here

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

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

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