The design and décor of your dining table is imperative to a successful restaurant experience for your guests. From runners to candle and cutlery, we bring you some of the most eye-catching items on the market to help your dining table wow.

Chinaware of choice

Established in 1993 in Stoke-on-Trent, England, William Edwards Professional specialises in the design and manufacture of fine bone chinaware for both UK and international hotels and restaurants. Clients include Claridge’s, Corinthia Hotel, The Ledbury and Annabel’s.  

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The company offers both bespoke commissions and nine Signature Collections.

The Reed Collection is notably popular among William Edwards’ boutique hotel clients, especially the renowned afternoon tea range of products.

The Collection’s design is inspired by the natural beauty of the English countryside and includes hand-painted illustrations of iconic English birdlife with 24-carat gold edging. 

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Get the look and longevity

Some 7,000 years after first being used, linen is recognised today as both desirable and a clear indication that you are dining in the finest of restaurants.

Tradelinens’ ‘Union’ cloth – combining cotton and linen – is incredibly popular as it provides the look, longevity and feel of both types of cloth in one. 

The company supplies its ‘Union’ products for the Rosewood London’s dining areas, while other table linen clients include The Dorchester, Browns Hotel, Shangri-La hotel in The Shard and Wilton’s.

Clients often seek a personalised look, involving wider hems, hemstitched hems (with holes all round), cording or mitred corners on four sides. 

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The 50/50 range

Italian brand Pinti Inox designed a cutlery range named ’50/50’, as part of the Treasure collection. As its name suggests, its uniqueness lies in its two contrasting tones: the first half shows the standard mirror-polished item while the other half has received an extra PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating giving it a black colour.

The PVD coating is either applied on the handle or on the head of the piece, depending on the pattern.

The following patterns are available: Bramante, Hermitage and Ellade.

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Work of art

The Woodart range comes in three natural colours- beech grey, timber brown and oak brown – and is perfect for making a statement and bringing nature into the dining room. The range has all the warmth and structure of wood but is created in porcelain.

It comes in three distinct shapes – rectangular serving plates and flat and deep coupe plates, with prices starting from £9.98 per unit.

It’s one of a number of options from Rak Porcelain, available through specialist tableware and glassware provider, the IG Group.

Further information on this range – and many others – is available on the website.

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Black Rock

When looking for attractive, unique and quality tableware, Rock Black Shale from Villeroy & Boch is a great choice. Its tactile and textured surface, finished in matte black, emanates artisanal style making it perfect for any fine dining milieu. The range uses the colours and aesthetics found in natural rock landscapes to create its distinctive slate-esque appearance.

Aside from its strong visual credentials, Black Shale performs well in a commercial environment. Being made from densely fired porcelain makes the range robust and its dishwasher and microwave safe properties are equally beneficial.

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The Manhattan

The Manhattan tumblers offer a combination of sophistication and longevity. Manufactured to last as long as its world famous namesake drink which originates from the 1800s. A classic shape with a timeless design, it offers the versatility and durability typical of Duralex glassware including the ability to hold both hot and cold liquids.

Made by Duralex in France, represented, imported and distributed by GlassCo Ltd. Duralex Glassware has been made in the city of Orleans, France since 1945. The company is a pioneer of tempered tableware and provide a large selection of drinkware, tableware and kitchenware made from hygienic non-porous glass.

Each Duralex glass contains up to 35% of recycled Duralex glass within it and each glass is 100% recyclable.

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Duni delights

Whether you’re searching for stylish seasonal table settings, or colour coordinating napkins and candles for an event, From coordinating napkins and table covers, to placemats, coasters and candles all inspired by the hottest trends each season, Blue Jigsaw offers a wide assortment of tableware from Duni. 

Dunicel Slate Tete-Tete

Use the Tete-Tete across the table head-to-head or as a wide table runner. Add colour to your table top quickly and very easily using the perforations on the roll.

Duni Kiwi Placemat

Made from Dunicel, a soft, heavy and non transparent material. A smart choice if you do not want fully covered tables.

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Chef-inspired Ruff

Inspired by chefs using the plate rim as part of the display area for a dish, the gold decoration on Ruff Lux represents a ‘splash’ of sauce by chef.

The decoration is itself the embodiment of something that could happen in real life, taking a brief unexpected moment and capturing it in a bold gold colour.

Available on four key items from the Precision range, the flat profile and elegant simplicity of each plate provides an ideal platform for the bold and contemporary design.

For your peace of mind, Ruff Lux is also covered by the Dudson Lifetime Edge Chip Warranty*.

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Pure porcelain

Leading supplier, Artis, exclusively distributes ‘Purity Pearls’, a new range of statement pieces, that are stunning in their colours and texture but, at the same time, offer a durability not usually found in such fine porcelain. The range is designed to contrast and complement the Purity collection of white porcelain.

Both ranges are made from a new material, ‘Noble China’, which is high fired at 1400˚C, giving the collection a delicacy that belies its strength. 

Purity Pearls comprises coupe plates, coupe bowls; large and small rectangular plates and a coupe saucer. As an introductory offer, the 31cm coupe plates and 29cm coupe bowls in all four Purity Pearls colourways are discounted by 20% until 28th February 2019.

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