Dishy encounters

Gone are the boring melamine dinnerware. Luxury is in, with regal hues, textures and sweeping cuts setting tableware ablaze.

You eat with your eyes first. A truth that whips up an instant appetite for gourmet gospels served up on fancy platters. And why not? Dinnerware has graduated from the boring plain, white, round plates, the durable melamine dishes, cheap and transparent Indonesian crockery and the mauve flower-flecked saucers to elegant new china in textures and hues to flatter every possible cuisine your little heart could possibly desire.

Be posh and privy to the best. With luxe being the catchword in the global economy, regal colours and sweeping cuts are setting tableware ablaze. Admit it, a whiff of royalty is the best thing you could possibly arrange for after personally monogrammed tea bags. With haute home interiors, the luxe dressing for your table comes in the form of floating paisleys, hints of the 1920s and 30s floral and even mirage interpretations. International make Merdinger woos your palate through its latest Arabesque collection, inspired by the desert land. Stylish yet classical forms in clean geometric contours, stemming from treasured flora and fauna of the mirage, span the bewitching range of dinnerware. Each piece is carefully wrought in a fine finish in 18 karat gold, gleaming titanium and fine bone china. Sleek software essay these forms in binary codes, lending a contemporary twist to the traditional.

Shilpi Madan for The Hindu
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