The table setting for 2018 is not only geared to ensure the utility and practicality of the lunch or dinner, but demands imagination and a distinctive taste, mixing colours and materials such as wood, ceramic, glass, fabrics and flowers. The name of the game is to mix, combining accessories and ceramics with other unusual elements: this is the real table trend for 2018.
Free reign then to asymmetries, graffiti, hand-stitched seams, and most of all patchworks in many different, vibrant fabrics. The theme of nature is interpreted with a focus on the materials, dyes and artisan production techniques used, such as crochet. And of course the textiles for the kitchen and table also include particular materials such as jute and raffia, mixed with cotton and raw linen to create a green, eco-friendly effect. The surfaces and materials are inspired by the passing of time: with shabby, faded, imperfect or aged looks, each one is the metaphor of a life that has been lived, of experiences and the rhythm of the seasons.
The accessories for the table and kitchen that complement this style are made of recycled and natural materials, such as recycled glass and Portuguese cork.
The tablecloths and matching linen for the table and kitchen are all about colour, featuring patchworks of vibrant fabrics as well as artisan dyes, also with a waterproof finish. There are plenty of typically springtime prints, with patterns featuring flowers and butterflies on tablecloths, table runners, aprons, pot holders and oven mitts. Matching dishes are available, in gres stoneware, featuring the pastel shades of spring: light blue, green and peach, all coloured and in a mix of different shades, conveying the same stylistic message.
Digital prints give a textured feel to the fabric of the tablecloths and make the designs come to life, enhancing dishes, glasses, cutlery and accessories.
The artisan ceramic lines include an exquisite limited edition collection of clay dishes and bowls, hand-made on the island of Stromboli and designed exclusively for Coincasa by Chiara Metelli.