Tableware International July August 2022

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Interview Julia Knight

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serveware Astra

With a reputation for standout serveware, The Julia Knight Collection is a young company making a big impact on its high-end fanbase. Motivated to start her design career at age 40 by her passion for dining, Tableware International speaks with the inspirational woman behind the brand Julia, tell us about the company – what are your design roots? That’s the crazy part. I didn’t start designing until I was 40! I made a few tissue boxes out of cowhide for my new Colorado home and turned it into a company called Stampede. And from there on it just flowed. I had more ideas than I could produce!

“I love serveware to be durable, not fragile, and not fussy” Julia Knight


Where do you get your inspiration from? I grew up in New York and lived in Paris after going to Brown University in Rhode Island. I am endlessly inspired by my global travels and

the way people share their food and their homes. I also draw on iconic images from my past such as seahorse from the beaches where I grew up. Living in Paris, I was always so moved by how important sharing a meal is with friends and family. And I have always loved “l’art de la table”. Hosting parties as intimate as dinner for two or elaborate as a gala party has always been a passion of mine. What materials do you primarily work with? I love serveware to be durable, not fragile, and not fussy. I primarily deal with aluminium and stainless

Did you know?

steel that is hand painted with an enamel that is infused with iridescent mother of pearl. It is super hard and last for years! I think I am best known for my use of natural materials and new silhouettes. Everything I do has a new texture and finish – from the shimmer of mother of pearl infused enamel to the one-of-akind rainbow bronze finishes. Your assortment is quite eclectic in style – there seems to be something for everyone – is that a deliberate move on your part? My collections are so

Julia Knight won a 2022 Tableware International Award of Excellence in the Serveware category with the Astra Collection.

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