1 Cosmic Diner by Seletti for Diesel Living
This series includes space-themed planet plates, meteorite glasses and rocket ship pepper grinders and candleholders, as well as brass serving dishes and a centerpiece modelled after Saturn. Most delightful: the textural black stoneware coffee cups and bowls, which are pockmarked like the moon.
2 Classic Trays by Vitra
Alexander Girard’s colourful, abstract and geometric graphics decorate this series of laminated plywood trays. Available in different shapes and sizes, the cheery pieces serve many purposes.
3 Broken Bowl by Alessi
Designer Maximilian Schmahl folded the familiar fruit bowl along its diameter, “breaking” it in half to allow for separate arrangements in one vessel. It’s available in polished stainless steel or finished with a super black epoxy resin.
4 New Norm Cutlery by Menu
Building on a dinnerware series that includes plates, bowls and glasses, this simple but sleek flatware by Norm Architects was designed to suit any occasion, and for both residential and restaurant use.
5 Porcelain dinner plates by Sean O’Connell Pottery
The bleeding basket weave pattern on these handmade and hand-painted porcelain plates creates an arresting optical effect. A top glaze gives them durability; they are dishwasher and microwave safe.