The deep, richly delicious colours of winter comfort food are the stars of the table with the new season’s colour palette for tableware. Think slow roasts, succulent braises, rich curries and caramelised vegetables – all look their absolute best on this season’s tableaux of neutrals in crockery and textiles. And while soft greys, warm whites and earthy shades are synonymous with ‘neutral’ the far more dramatic – and elegant –black is now firmly in the ‘neutral’ camp.
Noritake is squarely in the frame for the latter category with its beautifully textured Black on Black (BoB) collection of fine porcelain dinnerware. Each piece carries the evocative ‘dune’ patterning that creates interest while never overpowering the visual temptation of the food. This collection is also available in white, which makes for excellent mix and matching.
Noritake’s Contempo collection, in Gris, combines a fine white bone china body with a wide rim of soft grey – a beautiful combination that pairs well with the current crop of patterned and textured napery.
Marc Newson’s iconic eponymous collection of fine bone china – clearly contemporary yet already a classic – fits the winter colour theme perfectly, working well on its own but also as a team player with other neutrals.
And the perfect drinking partner? IVV, an artisanal Italian brand, has a collection of hand-made drinking vessels called Lounge Barin Dusk, Amber and Green. Made using the 19th century art of cased glass – two layers of glass are fused to increase lustre and light diffusion – Lounge Bar has glasses for water, wine and spirits.
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Blog by Linda Brander, Newscast