Designers Platt & Young created organic lines and a copper finish to give these pieces an unmistakable glamour. The long legged candelabra is more sculpture than tabletop.
This formal, but wonderfully playful pattern features a central medallion that has the whimsy of a freehand drawing. These artful pieces are made in Limoges, France.
$890 for five piece setting, .
HTS, the luxe stainless-steel flatware by Hermès (the initials stand for Hermès Tout Simple), provides proof—if any were needed—that less can indeed be more. The only ornament: a subtle H at the base of each piece.
$400 for a five-piece setting, .
Mercado Global donates 10 percent of the proceeds from these handmade Guatemalan mugs to local cooperatives that promote fair wages and children's education. The ceramic pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe and are available in coffee (shown) tea, and espresso sizes.
From $26, .
Designed by Robin Platt and Cairn Young, the À la Carte collection features six distinctive porcelain styles with organic, sculptural forms: Origami, Nimbus, Poncho, Scoop, Tatami, and Papyrus. This innovative line gives you the freedom to create unique table settings by combining the different styles. By mixing and matching, you can have a new one everyday.
From $30-$100, or .
These beautiful candlesticks were designed to coordinate with the equally elegant Oval Link Crystal Stemware. The collection includes two different heights that will add style and class to any surface.
$150 for 9 1/2" pair; $125 for 7" pair,
Named after the Portuguese word for cloud, Nuvem wire baskets are created by tangling, flattening, and then molding skeins of anodized aluminum wire. In blue (shown), natural aluminum, and gold, and in four sizes. The basket pictured is the smallest, 6" in diameter.
From $28, .
Modeled after vintage corkscrews that the Slant designers came across while out flea-marketing, these little vino plugs are a functionally cute touch to a table display. It’s time to restock your wine collection and pop those bottles!
$40 for set of four; ; for orders email.
This bold stemware was inspired by the work of architect and Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius. The design makes an impressive statement when filled with Bordeaux.
From $35, .
Flow Blue has never looked fresher than on this Richard-Ginori design. Bold strips mixed with blurred flowers are truly striking against the white porcelain, and even better they are safe for the dishwasher and microwave.
$208 for Round 15” Platter, $130 for 10 ½ “ Bowl, .
Nambé has expanded its flatware collection from three to 26 patterns. And even more impressive, they got top designers, including Karim Rashid, to partner with them. Each pattern is exquisite and in a dishwasher-safe stainless steel—very practical.
$55 for a five-piece setting, .
This serving bowl is a centerpiece as much as it is dinnerware: mouth-blown, alabaster-like glass with a pewter border done by hand in Italy. Keep it out, filled with moss balls or fresh fruit, then give it a rinse when company arrives. The bowl measures 18" x 6" and is dishwasher safe (but avoid abrasive detergents).
$297, #SPL0129, .