1 Stack and store
The Faux Semblant collection by Ibride contains some of the most practical products we’ve ever seen. We love the artfully decorated, dual-purpose Black Yuan, a set of melamine bowls and plates that, when not in use, can be stacked in the shape of a slinky, oriental-style vase.
• Black Yuan, Dh595, Life According to Vita at the Sofa Studio, Al Quoz, Dubai
2 Light up the night
Make sure your tableware is up to scratch – but don’t forget to add some decorative elements into the mix. These candleholders from O’de Rose are reminiscent of traditional metal-cut lanterns and will cast beautiful shadows across your table. Group them in twos or threes for maximum effect.
• Dh650, O’de Rose, Al Wasl Road, Dubai
3 Tabletop chic
This placemat is bound to brighten up any table setting. Available in red, aquamarine and silver versions, it consists of a sheet of coloured zinc bookended by two strips of wood. We love its rustic simplicity and the fact that each one is unique. Perfect if you are going for a look that’s not too polished.
• Dh75, Objects & Elements, Al Quoz, Dubai
4 Coffee with colour
Round off a good meal with coffee served in these dainty cups from Faubourg Design. Handmade by French brand Montgolfier, the stoneware cups come in 18 different colours, including these bright, bold shades of orange and green, and are sold in sets of six.
• Dh126 for the cup and saucer, Faubourg Design, Business Central Towers, Dubai
5 Old wood charm
VintEdge Décor has taken up permanent residence within the Objects & Elements showroom in Dubai. Specialising in French-inspired home accessories, the company offers a particularly impressive range of serving boards made from recycled wine barrels.
• Cheese board, Dh350, VintEdge Décor at Objects & Elements, Al Quoz, Dubai