Here are mine.
For everyday dining, I have a full set of Denby Jet dinner plates, bowls, and soup bowls. I have used Denby for quite a while - the plates are sturdy and heavy, are microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe, and have a nice glaze. However they are not the last word in refinement, and they look rather understated in a UK sort of way:
For special occasions, I bring out the Nachtmann Bossa Nova plates. Nachtmann is a division of Riedel, who are famous for their wine glasses. Unfortunately, the Nachtmann isn't as sturdy as the Denbys and I have already broken one by putting it in the oven. I wasn't trying to cook anything on it, I was only trying to keep the food warm! That aside, the plates do have an undeniable beauty:
My cutlery set is from Cutipol. This is a Portugese firm that makes affordable stainless steel cutlery with very nice designs. The one I have is the Ergo. This picture isn't very good but it gives you an idea:
I am looking for a new set of plates and I must admit that IVV Italy has caught my eye. For some reason, you can't find it on their webpage, but I do find the Marrakech attractive. It comes in a few different colours.
Does anyone else have any suggestions?
Edited by Mjx, 07 January 2012 - 05:02 AM.