Posts tagged tableware
Spiero 2017 Gift Guide

Gift Guides are great for inspiring you through your list. But this guide can also help you decide what you want. Are you a design purist?, a lover of Hygge? or one half of a hipster couple? Recognise yourself in any of these profiles and you’ll know exactly what to say when you’re asked “what do you want for Christmas?”.

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If it's good enough for Angela Merkel...

It’s not every day you can give a museum piece as a gift. But our tableware range, Form 1382, is just that. Considered a classic of modern design by both the V&A and MOMA it is part of their permanent collections.

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The Secret Mindfulness Tool Hiding In Your Kitchen

Do you lay the table or do you serve from the hob and then grab cutlery, glasses, the salt, etc., in random increments as you attempt to eat? 

I ask because I put myself firmly in the latter camp. Even though I should know better.

It was my German granny who taught me how to lay the table. She would do so with proper linen napkins in napkin rings. But my granny had an advantage- laying a nice table was in her blood. They even have a word for it in German. It’s called “Tischkultur”.  

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When luxury becomes essential

You might not  think that a decanter is a necessary piece of equipment, or that it's important to drink from a  particular shaped wine glass to appreciate Burgundy. But then perhaps you are not familiar with Von Poschinger glassware.  The timeless beauty and exquisite craftsmanship of these pieces will make you believe that they are essential to your way of life.

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Things We Keep

I love stumbling upon obscure exhibitions in quiet corners of cities. Recently in London  I found a display of household objects at The German Historical Institute (which is worth a visit for the staircase alone).

The show was called “Things we keep” and was the result of a Kings College project which asked German expats to reveal the treasured possessions they had brought with them to England. 

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People Will Always Need Plates

I have just been to a  brilliant exhibition at the Jewish Museum in London on ceramic art. The last time anyone got really excited about pots involved Patrick Swayze (although The Great Pottery Throw Down could change all that).

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Design with Staying Power

It’s one thing to love the beauty and delicacy of antique tableware but it’s quite another to wash everything by hand and live  in fear of breaking the irreplaceable. But what if you could have dishwasher safe products hand finished to an antique design? Enter Onion Pattern porcelain. 

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