Currently coveting: Barber & Osgerby’s new tabletop line for Royal Doulton. Consisting of 40 pieces (including a flatware set), the Olio line is meant to be mixed and matched. “The range is built from a combination of materials, including ceramic, wood, and stainless steel, as well as a range of surface finishes: glazed, unglazed, matte, shiny,” according to the designers. “It’s an idiosyncratic mix of shapes and materials and is not meant to be a ‘set’; it’s a collection, and because of that, the pieces will sit happily alongside other objects in the home.” The line will be available in the UK in May; see more at Barber & Osgerby.
Above: The collection includes wooden serving pieces designed to coordinate with the ceramic pieces.
Above: A mix of ceramics and wood.
Above: A tea set in white glazed ceramic.
Above: Small trays and platters.
Above: The matte black pieces were inspired by Royal Doulton’s color-tinted Jasperware.
And to see our favorite ceramic kitchen tiles, including Barber & Osgerby’s design for Mutina, go to Trend Alert: 5 Minimalist Graphic Ceramic Tiles.