Spruce up your table with these modern, women-owned design brands

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Gone are the days of saving your best tableware for “special occasions”. If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that time is precious. So go ahead, use the linen napkins, eat from your finest bone china plates and romance as you set your table for casual weeknight dinners at home. Finding modern, stylish tableware that sparks joy at mealtime is easy with these five women-owned design brands. For more modern tableware, visit the Design Milk Shop!

Studio Fors

Founded by design duo Vanessa Eckstein and Muriel Solomon, førs studio makes ceramic homewares designed to bring soul to everyday life. From plates and bowls to serving utensils and accessories, each item in Fors’ minimalist ceramics collection brings timeless beauty and intention to your table setting.

large plate
Fors’ take on the essential dinner plate, his large plate is made of timeless new porcelain (one of the strongest ceramics available!) and features a wide, curved rim that brings elegant, graceful lines to your table. Unlike the delicate porcelain dinnerware of yesteryear, Fors large plates are durably designed for everyday use – they are chip resistant and dishwasher, oven, freezer and microwave safe!

$45 each
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deep serving bowl by fors studio

Deep serving bowl
We love the asymmetrical look of the Fors Studio Deep Serving Bowl. Designed to nest with the brand’s shallow, angled serving bowls, the deep serving bowl adds a modern, sculptural look to your tablescape or kitchen counters as a fruit bowl. Plus, the new durable porcelain means you can confidently move it around the table without nervously sitting on the edge of your seat.

$85
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Project Anchal

Sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines have combined their design experiences to launch Anchal Project – a modern design brand and non-profit organization that partners with female artisans around the world to consciously create creative, eco-friendly products. environment and fair trade that make the difference. .

anchal project graphic table runner

Graphic table runner

This graphic table runner has a modern grid inspired geometric pattern hand stitched by expert makers. Delicate, ultra-fine stitching makes this table runner a charming, neutral addition to your table decor that can be dressed up for gatherings and also give an elevated look to everyday dining. The durable organic cotton canvas construction is also easy to clean!

$64
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anchal project

pinpoint napkin set

Cloth napkins are an easy (and eco-friendly) way to upgrade dinners at home, and Anchal’s Pinpoint Napkin Set features a bold, warm color and minimalist style that’s sure to dazzle. beautify your table. Hand-embroidered using organic cotton, Pin Stitch towels have a soft, lightweight feel that makes them as functional as they are fashionable. The subtle gold stitching along the edge of the napkins adds a touch of elegance.

$28
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Casa Amarosa

Makers of modern, globally inspired and sustainable homewares, Casa Amarosa is a celebration of founder Nirali Guzman’s years of travel and Indian heritage – their creative range shares the expert craftsmanship and traditional techniques of artisans Indians with the world.

acacia wood round cheese board

Handmade acacia wood round cheese board

Casa Amarosa’s cutting and serving boards are loved for their unique shapes and expert craftsmanship, and their new Round Acacia Cheese Board is no exception. This round cheese board has a sleek curved handle and a matte finish that makes it a stylish staple for preparing and serving meals. Use the artisan board for chopping and slicing vegetables, plating attractive charcuterie, or as a modern-rustic serving board at mealtime.

$83
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mango wood standing tray

Handmade Mango Wood Pedestal Tray

This mango wood pedestal tray offers a variety of uses in your kitchen or on the table: use it as a fruit bowl, serving tray for vegetables, desserts and appetizers, or as a decorative centerpiece on your dinner table. The mango wood material adds instant warmth and natural texture to your tablescape, while its simple shape and chunky cylindrical legs give it a casual look perfect for everyday.

$86
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Oblique objects

Founded by designer and architect Arielle Assouline-Lichten, Slash Objects creates modern and functional everyday objects using unexpected materials like post-consumer recycled rubber and brass, concrete and recycled tires recovered from landfills to offer a unique tactile aesthetic.

capsule placemats slash objects

Placemat Capsule Gray

Slash Objects’ capsule placemats have been a longtime Design Milk favorite – and given their modern, curved shape, speckled design and unique recycled rubber construction, it’s easy to see why! Handcrafted in the brand’s New York studio, the Capsule Gray Placemat protects your table from heat and scratches and adds tactile interest to your tabletop decor. The cool gray tones of the Gris colorway are also guaranteed to play well with a variety of color palettes.

$36 each
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slash objects capsule trivets

Capsule Trivet Duo Gray

A practical addition to your table, the Capsule Trivets from Slash Objects are the stylish little sisters of the Capsule Placemats. Made from post-consumer recycled rubber, these modern trivets provide reliable heat resistance that protects your dining table from hot pots, pans, and serving dishes. Bonus: rubber trivets are easy to clean, just wash in soapy water and pat dry.

$32
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Obakki

The culmination of founder Treana Peake’s passions for travel and design, Obakki is a purpose-driven lifestyle brand powered by her family of global artisans – championing slow design and ethical manufacturing of products that honor the tradition, art and technique of their artisan partners and their communities.

luisa acqua glasses by obakki

Luisa Aqua | Pack of 2

Expertly crafted by third-generation glassblowers in Italy using traditional mouth-blowing techniques, these Luisa Acqua glasses draw inspiration from rationalist and modernist architectural styles, giving them a simple yet unique look. Made from 100% Swiss borosilicate glass (one of the strongest in the world), these modern tinted glasses are durably designed for everyday use. The Citrine Green colorway adds a pop of color to your tablescape and creates beautiful reflections as they catch the sunlight!

$140
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transparent velasca cups by obakki

Clear Velasca Tumblers | Pack of 2

Obakki’s Velasca tumblers have an innovative curved shape that adds a sculptural look to your table and provides a satisfying hand feel. Mouth-blown by Italian artisans, each Velasca glass is unique, making them pieces you will cherish for a lifetime. The tough borosilicate glass material ensures they will stand the test of time and daily use. Best of all, they’re dishwasher safe.

$95
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Alexa is a business writer at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida, with her fiancé Alex and Phoebe, a retired greyhound. A lifelong art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM store picks, she may be burying herself in a book, watching reality TV, or venturing around town with her partner and pup.

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