Tableware Style and Design

Tableware Style and Design

When it comes to setting a table, it's not just about the food. The tableware you choose can greatly enhance the dining experience and add an artistic touch to any meal. Style and design in go hand in hand, as the design and aesthetic of your dinnerware can reflect your personal style and elevate the overall ambiance of your dining space.

Toward the end of the 1950s, carmakers were completely consumed by the tailfin craze. It was a stylish feature that helped some stand out and others change their image completely. It was a way of making a statement about style and design.

Tableware style goes beyond functionality; it is an expression of your taste and personality. Whether you prefer classic elegance, modern minimalism, or eclectic mix-and-match, your choice of tableware can speak volumes about your sense of style and attention to detail.

Additionally, the style of your tableware can complement or contrast with the overall theme or decor of your dining area. A harmonious blend of exciting ceramic glaze colours can create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere, while a bold and unexpected tableware style can make a striking statement and become a conversation starter.

Yellow Butter Dish Peter Bowen Art

“Tableware is not just about functionality; it is a form of art” says Peter Bowen who has created a winning combination of elegant style and design for butter dishes, sugar bowls and milk jugs that echo the craftsmanship of handmade and made in the United Kingdom.

Tableware can also be a canvas for artistic expression. Many contemporary artists collaborate with renowned tableware brands to create limited-edition collections that blur the line between functional objects and art installations. These unique pieces can add an element of exclusivity and luxury to your dining experience. 

When selecting tableware, it's important to consider both style and design. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right tableware for your needs:

Consider your personal style: Choose tableware that reflects your individual taste and complements your dining space.

Think about the occasion: Consider the type of meals you usually serve and whether you need formal or casual tableware.

Mix and match: Don't be afraid to combine different patterns, colours, and textures to create a unique and eclectic table setting.

Quality matters: Invest in high-quality tableware that is durable and will stand the test of time.

Consider the practicality: Choose tableware that is easy to clean and maintain.

Scandinavian style

Scandinavian dinnerware exudes tranquillity thanks to its earthy colours, natural elements and neutral design. Wood and white are combined with light tones. Scandinavian dinnerware fits well in an interior with Scandinavian style, but also fits very well in a modern interior.

Classic style

Characteristics of a classic style are the round shapes and lots of decoration. You recognize the classic style by, among other things, gold accents and decorative prints. The classic tableware is beautiful in a formal, classic, and vintage interior.

Romantic style

Romantic dinnerware likes to be decorated with prints. You will recognize a romantic dinnerware set by such things as different prints with flowers, butterflies, and birds. The products feature light colours, mostly pastel shades and very suitable for a high tea.

Modern style

Modern dinnerware has clean shapes, is minimalistic, often in solid colours and has no or a subtle print. Modern tableware often has a luxurious character but can also be used for everyday purposes. The plates, cups and bowls look good in a modern industrial interior.

Country style

Earthy colours and prints of nature: flowers, plants, fruits, and animals are the characteristics of a rural dinnerware. It is dinnerware that you can use every day or take out of the closet during a summer garden party. The country dinnerware fits well in an interior with the same style.


Every day dinnerware consisting of solid material is casual dinnerware. This is often white and has no or subtle decoration. This way you do not get bored with the tableware, and it is not too busy on the table when you discuss the day with the whole family. Casual tableware fits into any interior. The quiet colours and shapes allow you to dress up the table with beautiful accessories. 

Remember, tableware style and design go beyond functionality; they are an extension of your creativity and personal expression. So, the next time you set the table, let your tableware reflect your unique style and appreciation for style and design.


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