Couture Tablescapes: Designer China Collections Slideshow
January 24, 2013
A few of us on staff really appreciate all that is Hermès. We love everything from their signature and timeless scarves to their enamel bangles, though we’re still waiting to add a Birkin. As for their home collection, the French brand continues its obsession with telling stories in its pieces (as it does with its scarves). Each setting is different, from the equestrian themes to vintage-inspired prints.
Monique Lhuillier for Waterford
This bridal genius puts her knack for ruffles and delicate fabrics to use in this collection for Waterford. She even created a set entitled Sunday Rose after her uber-popular Spring 2011 chiffon wedding gown.
Oscar de la Renta
The Dominican designer has embodied timelessness in his designs for as long as he’s been a designer. Bringing him back to the front of Home design, his dinnerware and china collection (due in stores in February 2013) will reflect de la Renta’s life in his home country of Dominican Republic.
"My entire concept of lifestyle is built on the foundation of my home. There is no more important expression of this concept than that of my own personal living space," the designer stated as his mission.
Versace for Rosenthal
It should come as no surprise that Versace took the indulgent approach with their china, just as they do with their couture. Gold, a signature hue of the Italian brand, is very prevalent in their collection that has a definite baroque and Venetian flair.
Vera Wang for Wedgwood
Though Vera Wang is the reigning queen of bridal, her ready-to-wear collection is equally impressive. Her fine china collection for Wedgwood takes design elements from both areas, and her attention to detail never fails. With classic silhouettes and sharp detail, like gilded gold and slate silver accents, a tablescape like this one will really shine.
Marchesa for Lenox
We've already told you how we feel about this collection — and we are still very much in love. If you’re a fan of Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, then you know their intricate design and attention to detail, and that rings through with this collection. No one set is alike but they all reflect the style of the brand perfectly.
The beloved Italian brand brings the same vigor and life to their dishes and chargers that they do to their whimsical and colorful designs. Florals and zigzags take precedent over clean lines and bone-colored china.
Diane von Furstenberg for Sieger
Diane von Furstenberg’s love for Americana is lost in this collection, but her love of prints is not. These eclectic designs are classic DVF, with bold blues, reds, and oranges taking center stage. This china demands attention if you ask us.