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New + Notable: 10 Tabletop Favorites

Now that fall has arrived, family gatherings and holidays are just around the corner. What better time to look at updating up your tableware? Here are 10 tabletop favorites that are new and notable. 

While I may not cook much, I love to entertain. As a result my kitchen is full of a variety of serving dishes, plates, and glassware. I love them all, but there are so many fantastic pieces out there I can’t seem to stop adding to the collection. YLiving has recently added some amazing new tableware pieces that are sure to impress. Be ready for all those guests and entertain them in style with these ten favorites from our New Arrivals.

Plates

Illusion Dinner Plate by Zaha Hadid Design
Illusion Dinner Plate by Zaha Hadid Design
Illusion Dinnerware Collection by Zaha Hadid Design

Zaha Hadid’s talents will be missed by the design world. While known for her architecture, she also has a line of wonderful home goods. I am absolutely in love with the Illusion Dinner Plate. Bold and graphic, the optical illusion design is sure to garner rave reviews. The collection includes all the pieces needed for a full place setting.

Small Plate, Pink by Issey Miyake
Small Plate, Pink by Issey Miyake
Small Plate, Pink by Issey Miyake from Iittala X Issey Miyake.

Known for fashion design, Issey Miyake has partnered with Iittala to released a line of tableware. I love the soft color of the Iittala X Issey Miyake Small Plate Pink and the shape adds a touch of intrigue. Versatile in size, Small Plate is a great side plate or pair it with the Iittala X Issey Miyake Ceramic Cup for use as a saucer.

Glasses

Tulip Tall Large Glass by Fferrone
Tulip Tall Large Glass by Fferrone
Tulip Glasses by Fferrone

The Tulip Tall Large Glass takes the standard wine glass and gives it a truly modern update. The wide stems and bottoms give the glasses an irresistible, bold look. Drinks appear to float, creating an interesting illusion for the dinner table or bar. Sold in sets of two.

Sketch Berlin Old Fashioned Glass Set of 2 By Zaha Hadid
Sketch Berlin Old Fashioned Glass Set of 2 By Zaha Hadid
Sketch Berlin Old Fashioned Glass Set of 2 By Zaha Hadid

Perfect for enjoying a cocktail, the Sketch Berlin Old Fashioned Glass Set of 2 is an excellent addition to the bar. Made from lead-free glass, the glasses feature a an original Hadid concept sketch dating back to the 1980’s. An affordable way to bring her architectural talents into your home, the sketch shows Hadid’s famous Kurfuerstendamm office building in Berlin, Germany.

Serveware

Circus Salad Serving Bowl by Alessi
Circus Salad Serving Bowl by Alessi
Circus Salad Serving Bowl by Alessi

Resulting from the recent collaboration between Marcel Wanders and Alessi, the Circus Collection features several serving pieces inspired by the classic Big Top. The Circus Salad Serving Bowl features a bold harlequin pattern that adds a festive touch to the modern dinner table.

Spoonless Container by Menu A/S
Spoonless Containers by Menu A/S
Spoonless Containers by Menu A/S

Appearing like a helpful friend, the Spoonless Container was designed to simplify adding dry ingredients to beverages and more. The pour spout eliminates the need for a spoon allowing you to easily add tea leaves to an infuser, nuts and seeds to a salad, or measure out rice and grains without spilling.

Broken Bowl by Alessi
Broken Bowl by Alessi
Broken Bowl by Alessi

Alessi has created a truly modern fruit bowl with the Broken Bowl. Crafted from stainless steel, using the metal working techniques Alessi is known for, this bowl features a break in the bowl’s sides. The bottom of the bowl is raised in the center causing the contents to gently fall to either side. A stunning centerpiece for the table, you can easily keeps items naturally separated.

 

Dearborn Carafe by Fferrone
Dearborn Carafe by Fferrone
Dearborn Carafe by Fferrone

Elegantly serve drinks with the Dearborn Carafe. Master glassblowers handcraft each piece of fluted Boroscilicate glass. This provides thermal resistance that is ideal for serving a range of hot and cold beverages.

 

Dressed for X-mas 3-Tier Cake Stand
Dressed for X-mas 3-Tier Cake Stand by Alessi
Dressed for X-mas 3-Tier Cake Stand by Alessi

Tiered serving trays are an excellent serving solution for crowded table space at dinner parties. The Dressed for X-mas 3-Tier Cake Stand is crafted from 18/10 stainless steel and features an eye-catching filigree pattern on each plate. The tiers allow you provide several options or more portions than a single serving dish which comes in handy when guests are ready to eat. Use it for serving appetizers or small desserts.

Emerald Napkin
Iittala X Issey Miyake Napkin, Emerald by Iittala X Issey Miyake
Iittala X Issey Miyake Collection

Cloth napkins are one of the signs of a sophisticated table. They convey a sense of luxury and ultimately are better for the environment. Issey Miyake has created some fabulous dinner napkins for his collaboration with Iittala. Origami-like in style, the Iittala X Issey Miyake Napkin Light Gray retains the characteristic pleated patterns synonymous with Miyake’s designs. A small tie keeps the napkin neatly folded until it’s time for dinner. The folded design also allows the Iittala X Issey Miyake Napkins to stand up, open or closed, while it’s waiting on the dinner plate for guests to arrive.

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Nicole Tatem

Nicole Tatem

Nicole is the Sr. Site Merchandiser for Accessories, Kids, and Textiles at YLiving. She is obsessed with great design in all forms with a special love for jewelry, wine bottle labels, and tableware. When she’s not exploring the many museums and art galleries of the Bay Area, Nicole spends time looking for and visiting obscure and unusual destinations (locally and abroad) while practicing her photography skills.

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