Is there anything better than getting together with friends, family and loved ones around the table to enjoy some good company and great food or drinks? With spring just on our doorstep, it is the perfect excuse to add a few new additions to the kitchen. Get inspired by these unique and elegant details.
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Planning a tea party anytime soon? These vintage-style teacups and saucers from Yvonne Ellen are ideal for get-togethers and will certainly wow your guests. They are perfect for enjoying your favourite brew or for drinking prosecco, gin, rose or any drink of choice with a touch of finesse, giving traditional tea time a twist. Guaranteed to get the table talking and the party started. Yvonne Ellen, ‘Pastel’ tea cup & saucer, €28 www.yvonneellen.com
If you are looking for a unique way to serve small tapas dishes or olive oil for your aperitivo, these sardine-shaped platters from the family-run Portuguese brand Soma Ideas will impress your guests. All your food will look beautiful, presented with plenty of personality. Soma Ideas, ‘Petinga’ sardine platters, set of two, €52 www.facebook.com/soma.ideas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1884, the Portuguese company Bordallo Pinheiro is famous for using traditional pottery techniques to create artful designs that combine nature and humour with everyday functionality. Made of earthenware with hand-painted details, this is a small bowl shaped like an artichoke which adds colour and uniqueness to your table. Bordallo Pinheiro, ‘Artichoke’ bowl, €17 www.arket.com
Add elegance to your table with an exclusive knife from Bon Centuri. Designed as an all-round knife, the chef knife can be used for almost every task imaginable; be it slicing meat, dicing vegetables or mincing herbs. The knives are made in France by fifthgeneration knife makers using the finest materials, and each knife is individually numbered. Bon Centuri, ‘Chef’ knife, from €179 www.boncenturi.com
The undisputed bestseller by Italian Sambonet comes in a selection of new, captivating finishes and colours, so everyone can express themselves and showcase their personality on the table, too. The precious black, gold, copper and champagne shades are joined by a mirror finish or vintage and antique tactile effects. The uniqueness is the focus of the Sambonet ‘Tailor Made’ project, which means you can add a touch of style by engraving symbols, monograms or a special date, making it exclusive and inimitable. Sambonet, ‘Taste’ cutlery set of six, €199 + star engraving €19 www.sambonet.it