Design Sleuth: Enamelware Indoors by

Issue 28 · Bastille Day · July 16, 2014

Design Sleuth: Enamelware Indoors

Issue 28 · Bastille Day · July 16, 2014

During the summertime, setting the table with enamelware just feels right, whether indoors or out. Enamel plates and bowls are lighter than ceramic, and they seem to clean up easier (or is that just me?). At Clamato, a new seafood spot in Paris, stacks of black-rimmed white enamelware give the restaurant a carefree charm. Recently, I spotted similar bowls at A Détacher in New York, and haven't been able to stop thinking about them. I've seen a good lot of enamelware in the last couple of years—it's a weakness around here—and these are from an unknown source (one that owner Mona Kowalska keeps under wraps), adding a little mystery to the equation. See if you, too, succumb to their charms.

Clamato Restaurant in Paris, France | Remodelista

Above: Enamel plates set at the tables of Clamato in Faubourg Saint-Antoine in the 11th arrondisement of Paris.

Clamato Restaurant in Paris, France | Remodelista

Above: The look we plan to replicate: stacks of deep enamel bowls. Photographs from our post Clamato: Paris's New Seafood Hotspot.

A Détacher Enamel Bowls in White and Black | Remodelista

Above: A set of four small Enamel Bowls, each measuring 6 inches in diameter and 2.5 inches deep, is $60 at A Détacher.

A Détacher Enamel Serving Bowl | Remodelista

Above: The Large Enamel Bowl (left) measures 7.5 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep; $28 at A Détacher.

A Détacher Enamelware Bowl | Remodelista

Above: The large bowl can be put to use as an impromptu ikebana vase.

Dining strictly outdoors for the next few months? See 10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Dining Plates. For alternate enamel bowls—from Falcon to Reiss—sift through the Enamelware in our Shop section.

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