Villeroy & Boch’s new Soup Passion collection is a novel and practical way to serve soup. The bowl is placed on a separate oblong plate where you can rest your spoon and lay bread. On top of the soup bowl there is a removable partitioned dish that serves as a lid to cover your soup while you are carrying it – and keep it warm. The partitions in the lid allow you to store garnishes for the soup and there is a groove in the soup bowl to rest chopsticks. Villeroy & Boch is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.puya.es).
Irregular-shaped dishes are becoming extremely popular, as they add a more casual rustic look to the table setting. Dark plates make food spectacularly pop out of the plate, especially when serving a colourful salad or fruit on the dish. This HKLiving range is available from Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).
The unique characteristics of wooden platters always make them eye-catching on a table. Combined, as shown here, with these small condiment dishes, the overall look is casual and stylish. All available from the BoConcept Plus Store on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).
The Kimara mug range by Arabia is ideal for Christmas, with its bold designs combined with plain serving bowls. Arabia is available online (www.arabia.fi).