Whether it’s plates, crockery, cutlery, wine glasses or accessories, getting your table looking stylish for a dinner party is fun and a bit therapeutic. There’s some gorgeous dinnerware and tableware in Singapore. I’m torn between traditional fine china with gold rims and semi-rustic pottery that’s smooth enough to be fine dining but also works for casual get-togethers. First world problems!
House of AnLi Interiors – tableware from around the world
“Memorable dinner parties start with a beautifully laid dining table.” So says Panagiotis Lynas, co-founder of furniture store House of AnLi Interiors. We find out why one Expat Living reader turned to House of AnLi Interiors to buy dinnerware to host a special dinner party.
“I was looking for a store to help me make my home more sophisticated but not over-decorated. There was a lack of harmony in my dining room. It wasn’t a great space for entertaining or making memories with friends and family. House of AnLi Interiors worked with me to identify well-priced, perfectly coordinated pieces in store. This included all the tableware, a Versailles dining table, a bench and also six Marseille chairs. Even the table linens the team suggested helped give everything the professional and organised look I was after amongst the chaos of the kids’ toys and baby gear!” – Nancy Gleason, American
House of AnLi stocks gorgeous dinnerware from around the world; you’ll find handmade cutlery sets, serving tools, sommelier tools and carving knives, for example. They’re all created by Jean Dubost for Laguiole, adding a luxurious and elegant finish to any table. The tableware also includes ceramics and glassware by Costa Nova from Portugal, and 100 percent Belgian linen from Libeco. So, pop in to fill up your home and table!
House of AnLi Interiors has two locations in Tanglin Mall (163 Tanglin Road), on Levels 2 and 3.
6235 3851 | houseofanli.com
Originals – dining settings and tableware in Singapore
Originals has everything you need to create a fabulous tablescape and really get your dinner party started. Think statement lanterns and vases, plus glasses, crockery and cutlery, and also the dining table and chairs! The true hero of the table is the store’s Mud Australia dinnerware. These are the ultimate table-toppers; each piece is crafted by hand, which means every plate or bowl you put on your dining table has been handled with the utmost attention to detail and care.
Mud Australia was founded in 1994 in Sydney by artist Shelley Simpson. She combines handmade processes with minimalist clean lines, resulting in pieces that are one-of-a-kind. Function is still the name of the game, however. You can use this dinnerware every night of the week, and the pieces are left lightly sanded and unglazed, so they wear beautifully. What’s more, the soft hues make them timeless and also flexible, so you can mix them with any tableware, tablecloths or dining accessories.
Level 5, 1 Bukit Batok Street 22
6471 9918 | originals.com.sg
Suterwala’s – rustic to gold gilded tableware
Suterwala’s is another excellent place for sourcing your tableware in Singapore. Its designer tableware and homeware is chosen from around the world – inspired by nature, culture, history and wildlife. Each collection has an underlying story to tell and is ethically sourced from designers. You’ll find a mix of carefully curated handmade and handcrafted pieces in stoneware, super fine porcelain, Limoges porcelain, gold, platinum and mango wood. Pieces can be either be bought separately or in a mix and match.
There’s a wide price range and designs for all tastes at Suterwala’s, whether you like minimalist, classic or contemporary, or prefer something with a touch of luxury – such as the gold gilded dinner sets. It’s also the first retail store in Asia to carry Fatyly ceramic collections.
Pop down to the store in Holland Village or shop online with free island-wide delivery within two to three days. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 7.30pm.
#03-06A Holland Road Shopping Centre, 211 Holland Avenue
9640 5297 | Facebook | IG @suterwalas.sg
Welcome Home – premium stoneware, porcelain and fine china
Welcome Home produces premium quality double-fired stoneware, porcelain and fine china. The brand is part of a ceramic tableware manufacturing company in Indonesia. All of the ceramics are FDA approved and also lead-free, toxic-free and microwave- and dishwasher-safe. The company has been manufacturing tableware ceramics since 1989 and exports its goods worldwide, mainly to the US and to Northern Europe and for premium tableware brands. Singapore shoppers, however, can visit its retail store to view the stylish collection in person.
I’m personally loving the new Serena blue colour addition to their coupe shape and reactive colour Alicia and Clara ranges. And the Celestials collection comes with an elegantly designed gold band that will look perfect adorning your table during the upcoming festive season.
#01-06 Enterprise One
Kaki Bukit Road 1
6920 9468 | welcomehome.com.sg
Luxury and artisanal dinnerware
Kra Sanctuary aims to celebrate the beautiful in the everyday. That’s what you can see in the artisanal, handcrafted crockery and home décor accessories it brings into Singapore. Designed and handcrafted in Thailand, the products include platters, serving bowls and dinnerware, and also coffee cups, pots, jars and vases.
The brand name derives from the Isthmus of Kra, the narrowest stretch of land along the coast of Southern Thailand. It’s also the connecting point between mainland and maritime Southeast Asia. The Kra Sanctuary teams says it aims to honour time-tested traditions and local artisans, valuing the imperfect beauty of handcrafted goods that are made with time and skill.
These quality, luxury products make you feel like you’re on holiday when you’re home! The combinations and colours will give your dining table an edge every day of the week – and, of course, for dinner parties.
krasanctuary.com | Instagram: @kra.sanctuary
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