Nordal’s ceramic letter plates come in different colours and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Nordal is available at the Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).
Belgian brand Pomax has created wonderful tableware that is simple and robust yet extremely attractive in its design. Pomax is available at The White House in Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com).
Reputed to have been used by novelist Jane Austin, the Mikado tea cup and saucer collection is made from fine English bone china. It used to have a blue and white design but now comes in various contemporary splashes of colour. Royal Crown Derby is available in Spain (www.royalcrownderby.co.uk).
In collaboration with the Danish ceramicist Annemette Kissow, Vipp has created a seven-piece collection made of the finest quality porcelain. The surfaces are glazed on the inside and polished by hand on the outside to give a matte look (www.vipp.com).