Gio Ponti "Diamond" Solid Sterling Flatware
I was lucky enough to have a great woman of Portuguese decent in my life that taught me to make each meal a celebration. A celebration of color.
Thank goodness for great china, linen and flatware!
Gio Ponti, may be best known for designing Milan's first skyscraper - Pireli Tower, however, he was also an influential contributor to post war industrial design. Ponti designed the 1958 "Diamond" Sterling Silver Flatware collection for American silver manufacturer Reed & Barton. Described as having an exceedingly luxurious feel and staggeringly perfect finish, "Diamond" is the flatware for those who like their modernism top of the line.
I like to use vintage throws or bedspreads of Satin, Danish linen, or Italian wool as tablecloths. Sometimes I even use a vibrant cotton 70s flat sheet with a chiffon overlay. If vintage isn't your thing, Habitat does some beautiful multipurpose throws.
Beatrice Wood, the Mama of Dada, created some divine ceramics known for their luster-glaze. Find some inspirational pieces at Etsy.
Beatrice Wood plate
photo Treadway Gallery