Falling in love with ceramics again!
Plates do matter, as you obviously can’t eat dal-chawal over the kitchen sink counter, but the quest for the best dinnerware sets fall somewhere in between a couch and a dining table, when one is looking for home furnishings. Yet, its still important.
Youngsters are opting for dinnerware that is sustainable and organic and has the power to telegraph your impeccable taste to other people who are ecologically conscious too and enjoy such things. If nothing else, these dinner sets do start a conversation!!
Sanjeev Aggarwal, Founder of Orvi, says, “In today’s day and age, customers are highly informed. Every single surface is an extension of our customers’ personalities and individual expressions.”
More and more young people have been going in for stoneware, clayware and ceramic ware. Brands, too, are offering up statement bowls — for both serving and eating from — made from mango wood, corn or bamboo. Produced in a way that doesn’t harm the environment, and buying them helps artisan communities and fair-trade practices around the world. The steady rise of ceramics over the past few years has been impossible for the world to ignore. Ceramic vases, mugs, incense burners have become, like a thing.
Punam Kalra, Creative Director at The Centre For Applied Arts, says, ”You don’t have to sacrifice style when it comes to eco-entertaining. When seeking out eco-conscious products, consider labels that use terms like handmade, ethical, vintage and locally made.”
With the world reeling under a pandemic, no one really knows what to expect from the future and the economy. So, youngsters are reaching for things that remind them of their parents’ or even grandparents’ homes to feel comforted. Everything is cycling back again.
Sanjeev adds, “ The young millennial continue to value everything handmade and especially after the way the world has changed this year, they will further make choices that support the Indian artisans and craftspeople.”
Punam, says, “Use of organic materials adds a raw warmth and groundedness to the interiors. It’s a constant reminder of the life outside of our highly curated digital lifestyles.”
We all live in the age of artisanal-ification, where everything from clothes to food to home decor is all about personal style, budget, and the need for basic functionality or durability amid the swirl of vibes. Punam adds, “The quiet beauty of whimsical organic sculptures, minimal house planters and other contemporary accessories, adds soul and dimension within a space. Their unique expression of forms, textures and colours, including the natural imperfections of handmade craftsmanship, make for conversation worthy, artisanal pieces.”