Setting the table

Setting the table


How to approach tablescaping? The tabletop should be expressive and tell a story; start with a colour, theme or tablecloth base and build the aesthetic from there. Don’t be afraid to break rules; match materials, clash patterns, juxtapose shapes. In this shoot for Anthology, our veined Carrara and watery Pomona Tempest plates chime perfectly with the marble backdrop, creating a subtle, calming feel.

Forget that you are dealing in plates, bowls and cutlery; think of the table as a canvas where you can be creative and think of your tableware as elements of an artwork.

Our shapely, flower-inspired Blossom range makes an impression on every tabletop. Create a floral meadow by layering them, or opt for accent blooms with one or two pieces. Have mostly monochrome tableware? Mix in a Blossom bowl in pale pink or soft blue to add a fresh dimension. Their pastel tones work especially well when combined with a delicate, fruity dessert.



Consider the materiality of the table. If you have a wooden base like Table 988, silver accessories add elegance. For a dramatic feel, a larger flash of silver such as the Dune Bowl or Rhythm Candelabra add a real sense of luxury.

Be disruptive - hide something surprising in the Equus butter dish; fill the White Sculptural vase with foraged finds; transform a Goldline beaker into a candle holder.



Dialogue is a key element to every meal, and our ONDA centrepiece is a true conversation starter. Part art object, part serving platter, its exquisite small silver vessels can be filled with delicious morsels from canapés to palette cleaners and petit fours; the most beautiful way to begin or round off an evening around the table, finding out new things about one another.



bodo sperlein onda centrepiece jarosinski & vaugoin silverware


For more inspiration, see the beautiful Anthology photoshoot, styled by Anna Mackie and visit us on Instagram. Dinner is about so much more than food.


Anthology photoshoot:

Styling: Anna Mackie

Photography: Andy Gore

Client: Anthology


ONDA photoshoot:

Styling: Jessica Jung

Photography: Fabian Frinzel


bodo sperlein onda centrepiece jarosinski & vaugoin silverware


bodo sperlein onda centrepiece jarosinski & vaugoin silverware