How we eat is defined by the objects we use – many of which have an archetypal form. Designers are constantly reinventing, however, and we decided to cast our eye on five brands that have reimagined the classic components of a dining room, creating a unique blend of timeless forms and contemporary style that is unmistakably modern.
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Update your dining room with our pick of quintessential dining pieces with a modern edge:
The Dining Table
Famed for reinventing Art Deco furniture with a unique sense of French savoir faire, Hugues Chevalier excels at delivering high-end designs that combine traditional essence, luxurious materials and modern allure all in one. The smooth lines and sleek material of this table are a modern minimalist take on a classic design.
The Bar Trolley
The bar trolley is a classic mid-century piece. This modern take designed for Roda by Gordon Guillaumier, is a bar trolley that aptly combines form and functionality. Pairing an elegant teak wood rounded frame with removable stainless steel tops that can double as trays, it’s an indispensable item for any home gathering or party. Available from Zzue Creation.
The Highball Glass
Traditional German fine glassmaker Nachtman rejuvenated its long drink whisky glasses with an East meets West spin. Influenced by traditional Chinese calligraphic ink paintings of mountain rockscapes, Shu Fa’s design combines contemporary Chinese creativity with the brand's German heritage.
The Tea Service
Taiwanese homeware brand Toast are reinterpreting traditional tea-making practices with modern aesthetics. The unique shape and unusual engravings of it's teaware hark back to an ancient bamboo weaving style, resulting in a fresh take on a concept that is centuries old. The complete series is designed and manufactured in Taiwan.
No table is complete without an eye-catching centrepiece. A name synonymous with high quality china, Wedgwood, partners with one of the UK’s leading product designers Lee Broom to create a capsule collection of limited edition vases, inspired by its 250 year design heritage. The Wedgwood Limited Edition by Lee Broom is a showcase of classic craftsmanship and modern British design.
Home Journal staff
Additional text: Emily Harrison
Highlight and Feature image courtesy of Toast Living