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TOP 5 MUST-HAVE TABLEWARE ITEMS FOR HASSLE-FREE HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

The season of entertaining is upon us! Check out our top 5 tableware finds to put you in the spirit of celebrating.



blue and white marble table with tom dixon melt light in black

It’s no secret that the holidays can be a stressful time. From the parties and events you host to those you attend, there is often a never-ending string of get-togethers to plan and enjoy. Here, GRAY has put together a curated list of elevated tableware items to help relieve some of the pressure. Whether you’re looking to spice up your holiday table, or in need of the perfect host/hostess gift, GRAY has you covered!



1. ZUMA & DUNE TABLEWARE COLLECTIONS BY KELLY WEARSTLER



Acclaimed designer, entrepreneur, and fashion icon, Kelly Wearstler, has recently launched her first-ever dinnerware/kitchenware collections in partnership with Belgian design brand, Serax, and they’re a knock-out! The distinguished designs are recognized between two families of pieces: Zuma and Dune. While Zuma takes its cue from a blend of contemporary and historic principles, Dune plays on the materiality and character of the natural world. Across the collections are serving pieces, dinnerware, utensils, and drinking glasses, made to mix and match in true Wearstler fashion.




light and dark wood salt and pepper shakers

Hand-carved in natural European oak and smoked oak, the Picanto Salt + Pepper Mills are a statuesque statement for any table or kitchen. Founded by Israel-born interior designer, Elad Yifrach, L’Objet infuses the passion and exquisite artistry of the cultures which inspire their designs, and the artisans who bring them to life. Outfitted with a high-quality metal grinding unit and ceramic grinding stone, the duo arrives in a stunning gift box—perfect for your next gathering or for treating yourself during the busiest of seasons!



3. WAVE DRINKWARE BY FAZEEK

colorful glasses on a bright green table

Fazeek, the homeware and lifestyle brand based in Melbourne, Australia, is a shining example of playful functionality. Made from high-quality borosilicate glass in an exceptional range of colors, the hand-blown pieces in Fezeek’s Wave Drinkware collection include classic stemware such as wine glasses, champagne flutes, and coupe glasses as well as drinking glasses and handled mugs. We love the idea of adding a pop of color and a flirty, rippled edge to your tablescape because, as the brand’s motto boasts, “...life is too short to be boring.”



4. WINGS STEM HOLDER BY MARTA BAKOWSKI FOR MIREILLE

silver butterfly shaped flower stem holder with purple flowers

Designed by Marta Bakowski for the luxury tableware brand Mireille, the Wings stem holder is simple yet distinctive. Intended to hold only a few select flowers, the eye-catching piece displays the stems while simultaneously reflecting their natural beauty via two panels: one solid, the other boasting an openwork pattern that allows light to pass through, graphically distorting the image. The modest holder is available in silver or gold plate and can be displayed as a single moment, or multiplied across a table setting to suit the aesthetic of the event. The piece is a beautiful reminder of Mireille’s core ethos: “Showing your guest[s] you care translates into a tablescape that will be inspiring, different, and vivid.”



5. MELT PORTABLE BY TOM DIXON


The Melt Portable is the latest addition to the Melt lighting collection by infamous English designer, Tom Dixon. These shining beauties maintain the imperfect, organic allure of the Melt family's design with the added ease of portability and table-top scale. Displayed individually or in a cluster, the Melt Portable exudes just the right amount of light to set the perfect tone for your next gathering. Adding to their simple functionality and versatility, the fixtures are available in a wide range of finishes and come equipped with LED lighting offering up to 10 hours of power.

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