Dish on Dishes
June 8, 2008 7:37 PM   Subscribe

My SO and I have unique (it seems) taste in dishware. We'd like something that is modern, not monochromatic, and more interesting than just a colored outer ring. We'd like a geometric design in a 16-pc set. Ideally, the dishes would be available from a national retailer in the U.S. so we can add them to our wedding registry. Here is an example of what we like. The example is no longer available for sale. Does anyone know if such a thing exists?
posted by bananafish to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: oh and dishwasher/microwave safe is a necessary but not sufficient condition.
posted by bananafish at 7:39 PM on June 8, 2008

The stripes in your example reminded me of this set, but if you want less flowery and more modern, my personal Target favorite is this one for the dramatic contrasting color, and the simplicity. I was thinking it could be spiced up with black and yellow place settings/napkins, or a deep purple. Oh also these, but there's so much to choose from at Target, I'm getting carried away. point is, you can get them at about any one of their locations and online. Hope it was a little helpful.
posted by potatopeople at 7:49 PM on June 8, 2008

I would take a look at Macy's. They're national and have a wide selection.

Your linked set reminds me of Denby.

I love your linked dinnerware. It's very pretty and interesting, but keep in mind that a lot of people do like a white center. Food looks good on white. Ultimately, you should buy what you like, but something to think about.
posted by LoriFLA at 7:54 PM on June 8, 2008

This is neat-looking.
posted by phunniemee at 7:58 PM on June 8, 2008

I'm pretty sure I've seen plates along those lines at Target. Can't find anything non-boring on the website, though.
posted by Tomorrowful at 8:01 PM on June 8, 2008

These plates designed by students at my old art school are pretty cool, they are modern but a little more graphic than the example you linked. I see them everywhere, there's a store locator on the website I linked.
posted by bradbane at 8:35 PM on June 8, 2008

Your linked example reminds me a bit of Cubism by Oneida.
posted by iconomy at 8:53 PM on June 8, 2008

We have Pop from the Epoch line by Noritake, which has a monochromatic optical illusion theme. We found the whole set online for about $200 and my Mom bought it as an engagement gift, but I'm not sure if it is available from a national retailer. Still, they were the most non-boring dishes we could find.
posted by Alison at 10:03 PM on June 8, 2008

Here's a twist on the colored ring I've always had my eye on, which has a geometric arrangement.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:48 PM on June 8, 2008

Nobody ever seems to throw out old dinnerware. As a general rule, you can get virtually anything from Replacements, Ltd whether it has been discontinued or not. While it probably isn't the best thing for a wedding registry, it's a good resource to know about. (Especially when you break one of grandma's ancient dishes in a pattern that went out of production 80 years ago... ask me how I know.)
posted by LastOfHisKind at 2:14 AM on June 9, 2008

I always liked the look of iittala's 'Origo' line of crockery.
posted by misteraitch at 6:46 AM on June 9, 2008

We have the Sango Gold Dust Green settings, and love them. They're available at JC Penney, iirc (and amazon, obviously). They've worn very well over the short two years we've had them, and weren't very expensive to boot.
posted by TheNewWazoo at 7:05 AM on June 9, 2008

Check out Pfaltzgraff. In my experience, they tend to have just the kind of thing you're looking for, and they're not super expensive. You may even have an outlet near you -- we do. For instance, this one is reminiscent of your reference dishes, to me. They have a ton of other similar items, though. This set looks nice, has the same color tones, and comes in both round and square varieties. This set, from the same designer, may be of interest as well. Oh, they have a bunch! Hop on over and browse it yourself!
posted by theantikitty at 7:38 AM on June 9, 2008

Anthropologie has some pretty funky dishes too.
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:40 AM on June 9, 2008

Variations of the 'Gold Dust' line from Target: unspecified, black, sienna.

JcPenney has them too: link.
As does Linens N Things: link.

(From Target, there's also Ombre-Cool, though it's not so geometric.)
posted by sentient at 5:41 AM on June 10, 2008

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