How you serve your food is very much part of the overall dining experience. These Singapore tableware brands and retailers offer artisanal plates, bowls and other vessels that will add a touch of glamour to your dining setup and elevate your meals.
Luzerne designs and creates bespoke fine china for many of the world’s highly regarded brands in the food, hospitality, retail and airline industries. This homegrown brand has come a long way, starting as a pottery trading company in 1947 before evolving into the global ceramic tableware powerhouse it is today.
It recently celebrated its 75th anniversary with the opening of The Luzerne, Singapore – its flagship gallery and retail outlet along Bendemeer Road. It features three elevated experiential aspects of the brand: The Gallery (for hotel and restaurant clients), The Shop (its first retail outlet in Singapore housing over 3,000 unique pieces of Luzerne ceramics from 40 collections), and The Residence (its corporate office). luzerne.com
Artifactt is the newest tableware retailer to hit our shores with the aim to “connect artisanal makers and creators with collectors and homeowners”. Founded by Chris Lee and Annie Li in 2021, the shop at Palais Renaissance offers award-winning brands sourced from a growing network of artists and craftspeople.
From sculptural keepsakes to functional statement pieces, customers will find tableware and drinkware from across Japan and Europe such as Serax (a Belgium tableware and furniture label) and Utsuwa to Design (by Japanese pottery artist Yuta Miyazaki). The founders only work with artists that prize attention to detail, and respect age old techniques and traditions. In the pipeline are collaborations with local artists and Singaporean designers to showcase their creations. www.artifactt.com
Luxury tableware can be found at Kra Sanctuary, a name derived from the Isthmus of Kra, the narrowest stretch of land along the coast of Southern Thailand. Its curated range of dining and serving essentials – sourced from family-run artisanal crafters in Thailand – are a nod to time-tested traditions, local artisans, and the environment.
Due to the shaping and firing process, each piece is one-of-a-kind, perfectly imperfect with natural curves and irregularities. Dinnerware collections such as Andaman and Talay, for instance, exude a rustic charm with their organically shaped and understated pieces to reflect an unhurried island life. Kra Sanctuary also carries a range of silverware, cutlery, teapots and vases, in addition to its handmade, small-batch ceramics. They are available online and in selected retail stores. krasanctuary.com