Home-made tortellini deserve hand-made plates
Even the simplest of dishes from Jamie's cookbook looks delicious and authentic on a Villeroy & Boch basic or dinner set. Sometimes, however, the design of our tableware is not only influenced by our aesthetic philosophy, but also functionality – an essential factor for some dishes. For instance, while Italians eat their spaghetti with only a fork, we lay the table with a spoon and fork. Spaghetti and fettuccine are served in deep pasta plates to make the pasta strips easier to eat. A modern pasta set with shallow porcelain plates can turn a portion of lasagne or cannelloni into a visual masterpiece.
A tableware set that makes you hungry for more
Enjoy high tea at home with a stylish 4-piece tea set from Villeroy & Boch. The famous British black tea blends unfold their aromas perfectly in a delicately painted tea cup, providing a cosy atmosphere to share with friends in any kitchen or conservatory. Needless to say, you could also enjoy the typical treats, such as scones and sandwiches, with a home-made coffee speciality from a coffee set that is just as beautiful. Anyone who prefers to brew their coffee to go with their breakfast can choose a dinner plate set. The varied ranges with their different designs provide a constant stream of new options for combining tableware sets and tailoring your table exactly to your personal taste.
From old tradition to modern porcelain
The various manufacturing methods developed at our factory over the years have given every type of porcelain a very individual flair based on tradition – in line with each tableware range. For instance, the exclusive bone china tableware appears delicate and almost fragile. But looks can be deceiving, as the lead-free glaze makes this fine porcelain extremely tough. The fine china promises immaculate white for your table every day, even if you put the entire set in the dishwasher each time after use. Our innovative vitro porcelain has an unmistakeable warm radiance. A dinner set made from this thick-fired porcelain is especially robust and resistant to impact and chipping – essential in any family kitchen. All Villeroy & Boch products are manufactured individually and painted by hand.
The perfect surprise for every occasion
Many tableware sets make ideal gifts for special occasions. A young bride and groom will be delighted to receive a starter set to establish their new home, and can easily add to it over time to build up a comprehensive set. But a tableware set does not have to be a complete dinner set: a close friend who makes his coffee with all the passion of an Italian barista will enjoy serving his black gold in a stylish espresso set from Villeroy & Boch. You can even surprise friends and family with a small tea set. The long availability of the various tableware ranges means that it is almost always possible to replace or reorder individual pieces.