365 Objects Of Design, Fine Dining

Objects Of Design #124: Sophie Conran for Portmeirion

2nd July 2012
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Nothing is completely symmetrical in this set

Yes, another member of the uber-talented Conran family pops up. This time it’s Sophie, daughter of Sir Tel, who has created this range of crockery for Portmeirion. It’s all white and none of the plates or bowls are completely perfectly round, which pleases me. In an age where everything is under pressure to be perfect and when supermarkets reject carrots and tomatoes for being irregularly-shaped, I like the fact that these have been deliberately designed to buck that trend.

Although the china is delicate they have been designed to go from oven to table and from dishwasher to cupboard.

www.portmeirion.co.uk from around £10

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