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10 Easy Pieces: Basic White Dinnerware

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 04, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Izabella Simmons last modified Jun 03, 2015

Every home needs a set of basic white dinnerware. And, in our opinion, one classic set should be sturdy enough for everyday use and graceful enough for special occasions. Here are our top 10 picks. Most pieces are sold individually or as a 5- or 16-piece set.   Above: The affordable Essential Dinnerware  collection from Crate & Barrel is made of durable porcelain that's dishwasher, microwave, and warm-oven safe. An Essential Dinner Plate costs $4.95 from Crate & Barrel.    Above: A Scandinavian classic designed in 1952 by Kaj Franck,  Teema Dinnerware  by Iittala comes in six colors, including white. The pieces are sold individually; dinner plates are $26 at All Modern. In  Object Lessons , Megan explains the story behind Franck's design.   Above: The Brasserie All-White Dinnerware 16-Piece Place Setting from Williams-Sonoma costs $179. Each piece is also sold individually.    Above: Billy Cotton's White Dinnerware  is made of stoneware dipped in a white glaze. A Dinner Plate  costs $15 at March in San Francisco.    Above: The iconic everyday Jasper Conran White Bone China at  Wedgwood  features simple and classic lines. A  White Bone China Dinner Plate costs $30 from Wedgwood.    Above: Jasper Morrison’s  PlateBowlCup  line of sturdy bone china dinnerware for Alessi is $55 for a five-piece-set from Didrik's.  Above: CB2's Frank Dinnerware line is "inspired by 1920s Bauhaus design"; a  Frank Dinner Plate is $5.95. Above: Named after the Alice Waters's Chez Panisse restaurant, this line takes its cues from classic porcelain restaurant ware. A five-piece  Chez Panisse  place setting costs $200 from Heath Ceramics, and is available in white, off-white, and gray.  Above: West Elm offers several simple white dinnerware options. Their  Organic-Shaped Dinnerware Set  is made of pure white glazed porcelain; $32 for a set of four dinner plates.  Above: Designed by the British architect for When Objects Work, the John Pawson Ceramic Plates and Bowls start at $60 for the John Pawson Small Bowl from March in SF.  See more Tabletop picks:  10 Easy Pieces: Handmade Dinnerware From Ceramic Studios 10 Easy Pieces: Architect-Designed Flatware 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Gravy Boats Expert Advise: How to Set a Table More Stories from Remodelista Design Sleuth: White Enamel Drinks Dispenser Steal This Look: East Hampton Kitchen by Sawyer | Berson 10 Favorites: The Urban Galley Kitchen






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