Michelin Star restaurants have a secret to setting the perfect table: locally made ceramics. In our earlier interview with 4 Michelin Star Ceramicists we learned more about their process. Artists and chefs collaborate closely to design each element. Each piece has to be balanced, durable, and aesthetically beautiful. On top of being a gorgeous canvas for their food, handmade tableware ends up and actually longer lasting than off-the-shelf plates. It’s no surprise restaurants are opting to commission their own perfectly crafted and totally unique dishes. Here are some of our favorite tableware picks many of which are featured in Michelin Star and James Beard Award winning restaurants!
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MaryMar Keenan, San Francisco
Stone + Sparrow, Pittsburgh
Mieke Cuppen, Netherlands
International tableware designer Mieke Cuppen values utility above all. However, she doesn’t compromise style for function with these unique plates like her Texture Plate Chuva and Gastro Rectangular Plate.
Ndt.design, Delray Beach, FL
Ndt.design strives to make sophisticated tableware that still cherishes the simple things in life. See this Cake Stand and Salad Bowl inspired by “A homemade cake by grandma or cozy dinner parties with friends and family.”
Kristina Kotlier, Los Angeles
Kristina Kotlier is an architectural designer and ceramic artist with a strong design-build background. Her expertise in the design field and emphasis on creating unique items can be seen in this Lenny Lemon Bowl and Utensil Holder.
Cóte García Ceramics, Brooklyn
Cóte, a trained Interior Design, turned to pottery as an outlet and soon took on the work full time. Her pieces are in demand for their clean lines and outstanding craftsmanship. We love her Angular Bowl and Teal Espresso Cups.
Len Carella, San Francisco
Like Chefs, we believe that unique and locally made pieces make all the difference. High-quality designs are personal, beautiful, less disposable, and support authentic creators!