Have you spotted the trend of using organic shaped tableware? I’m talking beautiful free form ceramics with curves and shapes that are perfectly imperfect. This unique and organic style is trending all over the globe. Closer to home, I’ve noticed that one of my favourite local eateries Tom & Serg has hopped onto this trend and the gorgeous platters and bowls used to serve their yummy meals are a perfect complement to their casual interior style. I’d say that whilst restaurants have certainly taken an early lead on this one, we are seeing more of these gorgeous ceramics in the home and at our favourite home stores.
The delicately decorative plates, bowls and platters are handmade and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours. What makes them even more unique is that each piece from a collection would be slightly different. The edges are intentionally irregular and you will seldom find a perfectly stacked set of plates in your cupboard. All the more reason to put them on display!
Above are my top six organic shaped plates and bowls and include products from Wonki Ware, Caroline Swift, Suite One Studio and Mud Australia.
Wonki Ware: South African tableware
Since one of my favourites in the line up is of South African origin, I feel compelled to tell you a bit more about the brand. Wonki Ware has been in operation for over 10 years and produces products that really showcase the beautiful handmade qualities of organic shaped tableware. According to Founder, Di Marshall, creating the irregular product range happened quite by accident as most of the unskilled workers she employed had no prior ceramic experience. Thankfully, she embraced the idea of manufacturing these quirky and unique dishes and her brand has become an international success story.
I was super (like, super-duper) excited to learn that Wonki Ware will soon be available in the UAE. These lovely pieces will be stocked locally by The Corner Shop and Tribe so keep an eye open for them – I certainly will do. And just in time for Christmas, eh.