These 9 Homegrown Brands Make Tablewear That Is 'Gram-Worthy And Guest-Worthyby | August 30, 2019
With multiple festivities on the horizon, it’s time to update your tableware as you prepare yourself for endless entertaining. Those elaborate table settings straight out of Pinterest are impossible without elegant tableware that not only complements your space but also aligns with your personality.
If you are looking to give your tabletop a makeover, we have just the homegrown brands that will do the trick. Crafting exquisite tableware, these brands are born in India and take inspiration from our vast and diverse country and translate it onto covetable teapots, too-good-to-eat-in plates, and gorgeous bowls. From traditional and vibrant to muted and contemporary, take your pick from these brands.
Founded by Raul Rai and Simran Lal, Nicobar has become a go-to label if you want to lend your space a minimal and pared-down aesthetic. Their tableware, like all their products, is inspired by India, making it a perfect fit for a contemporary Indian home.
The brainchild of Malika Budhiraj and Surkhi Matharu, Baarique is all about sustainable traditional Indian metal utensils. Made from metals such as copper, these tableware products are adorned with intricate hand-painted designs that are influenced by art. Take for instance this #IndiaInspired collection that highlights seasonal food that is served at The Bombay Canteen, and is also used to serve the food at the Mumbai restaurant.
Good Earth needs no introduction, their home decor products have been a favourite for years. A medley of colours and patterns, their tableware takes inspiration from India and its diversity, making use of traditional motifs and colours to create plates, serving bowls, and platters.
Ritu Kumar Home
Legendary designer Ritu Kumar is venturing into the lifestyle space with Ritu Kumar Home. Retaining her brand identity, the collections offered comprise of versatile and modern home decor pieces, including tableware, all of which are rooted in Indian craftsmanship.
With clay and marble being their choice of material, Ware Innovations is all about material exploration to create sculptural and functional home objects. In contemporary shapes and vibrant colours, they give you assorted tableware specifically for Indian-favourites such as chaat and medu vada. That said, we love their Instagrammable dessert platter.
Started by Janaki Kirloskar, Kika offers luxurious tableware with 24k gold and platinum accents. Her innovative and modern tableware flaunts Indian elements such as this collection called the 'Indian Marigold'. A tribute to the marigold flower, these flaunt handpainted marigolds in vibrant hues of saffron and ochre that are guaranteed to bring your table alive.
A boutique store, Ikka Dukka works with artisans and designers who bring your table beautifully crafted pieces from around the country and the world. Inspired by India, but contemporarily packaged, their tableware ranges from covetable tapas plates, gorgeous cake stands, and cups and saucers that make us want to host a high-tea.
Inspired by the Indian Subcontinent, Indus People is a visual narrative that captures the essence of India. Each product weaves a different story in the way of their colours and textures. Modern and minimal, these are perfect for contemporary homes that house decor that is rooted in India.
Curators of Clay
Founded by Bhairavi Naik and Rohit Kulkarni, Curators of Clay is a clay studio that is based out of Pune. Specialising in handmade ceramics, you can buy their stunning tableware in muted tones of seafoam green and indigo that will blend with a home that boasts of earthy hues.
Featured Image: Nicobar