If there’s something (almost) as important as the meal you’re serving, it’s what you’re serving it on. Foodies will already know that there’s so much more to ‘plating up’ than arranging food. From choosing the flatware and glassware to decorations and of course the plates, there’s a lot to think about. One thing to know is that when it comes to fine dining (or any meal), it doesn’t have to be all white on the night. You can have fun with the looks and trends that we’re seeing popping up all around the home.
Recently Royal Crown Derby landed at Amara.com, bringing with them a range of exquisitely crafted fine bone china. We take a closer look at each collection and how you can bring on-trend tableware to any mealtime. Without it taking the spotlight away from your dishes.
Royal Crown Derby
Established in 1750, Royal Crown Derby are one of the last remaining original fine bone china creators that’s still 100% made in England. Something they’re truly proud of. Using techniques unchanged for over 260 years, the skills of artisans and artists have been passed down from generation to generation. A key element in ensuring a long tradition of excellence in design, craftsmanship and artistry.
Experts in luxury tableware that’s not only functional but beautiful to look at, they’re world renowned for the quality craftsmanship that’s embodied in their Osmaston Works factory in Derby, England.
Rich tones are set to take over this year and the table is a great place to get a head start. Perfect for fuss-free and functional dining, the Art Glaze collection exudes casual luxury. Hand-applied with a reactive glaze never before seen on such a pure, translucent material, the collection is an industry first.
This down-to-Earth style can also be found in the Studio Glaze collection. Featuring a hand-applied brushed glaze, this collection combines rich neutral colors with a tactile and silky finish. Perfect drawn-out family breakfasts or summer evening banquets.
For when only the extravagant will do, there’s Broadway. Inspired by the iconic fashion, architecture and grandeur of the 1920s, Art Deco is set to be a key look for 2019. Opulent and utterly envy-inducing, the Broadway collection is sure to impress guests and transport them to a bygone era, Gatsby style.
The Effervesce collection is the ultimate in special occasion dining. Inspired by the fizzing bubbles of fine Champagne, it’s playfully textured and expertly finished with hand-applied platinum. Ideal for the most special of occasions, the Effervesce collection is ready to help you celebrate in style. What are you waiting for? Pop the champagne!
Guided by Geometrics
Good news for pattern lovers, geometry is going nowhere in 2019. Deeply satisfying and almost hypnotic, the Oscillate collection embodies everything we love about the trend. Inspired by architectural detail, mechanics and the atomic attractions that bind materials together, Oscillate may sound mind-bending but its beauty lies in the simplicity of the design.
Featuring a unique surface mesh design that complements the fine bone china, this lustrous collection is hand finished in 22 carat gold. When paired together the colorways will create a truly striking table setting that’ll suit any occasion.
Mad About Monochrome
It’s no secret that monochrome is having a real moment. This forever-in-style look is easy to achieve and always packs a punch. Designed to make an impact, the Satori collection exemplifies a mixture of cultures, traditions & modern monochrome.
Offered in striking black and white with hand applied 22 carat gold detail, the symmetrical pattern has been inspired by the idea of western culture meeting east. Perfect for both elegant soirees and intimate suppers, there’s not an occasion where Satori will feel out of place.
Artful touches have been creeping into our homes for a while now and not just in form of prints, pictures & paintings. From pillows and bed linen to glassware and furniture every corner of the home has been painted with an artist’s brush. The Sketch collection perfectly embodies this look with its 22 carat gold pattern reminiscent of an artist’s brushstroke. Marvellously modern and durable enough for everyday use, the Sketch collection is just too good to be packed away.