As promised, I'm featuring a new collection by iittala for this week's table setting. We just got the Sarjaton collection into Didriks this week, and before it even hit shelves we set-up this pretty table setting to show it off. We've known this collection was coming for some time, but it's really exciting to finally have it in stock! The collection name - Sarjaton - literally means "no series" in Finnish. The dinnerware collection was created to push the boundaries of what you might see in a traditional collection, with somewhat of a mix-and-match feel. Personally I love the whimsy of it all - it's got a light, bright, fun and flirty feel to it, but still carries an air of sophistication. The pieces feature soft, muted tones, and embossed designs. Are you ready to see what this collection is all about?
To start, the table was dressed with a Libeco Linen Polylin Blend Tablecloth in Taupe. Each place setting began with a Chilewich Kono Rectangular Placemats in Dark Indigo. The darker hue was chosen so that the subtle pastels of the Sarjaton collection would really pop against the placemats.
The flatware came from the Sabre Basic collection, and was in the ivory color. The napkins were Libeco Home Flanders Napkins. The simple, neutral napkins and flatware were chose specifically so they wouldn't take away from the star of the show here - the dinnerware!
While we set up this shoot inside, we pulled in some chairs from our Barlow Tyrie outdoor furniture collection to set the table. We used Aura Stacking Armchairs with graphite frames and charcoal slings. Though they are from our outdoor collection, they are suitable for indoor use, and the surprisingly comfy chairs looked great here.
iittala Kartio Carafe/Pitcher in Grey, in the center of the table.
The dinnerware setting started with the iittala Sarjaton Dinner Plate with the Metsa design. On top of that was the iittala Sarjaton Salad Plate in Pearl Gray, then an iittala Sarjaton Bowl with the Tikki design. As mentioned earlier, this is a true mix-and-match collection, as evidenced by this setting. The colors and designs available for each particular item - mug, plate, bowl - changes with the item, so you're free to let your artistic side have some fun.
In the middle of the table, we selected an iittala Toika Hiplu glass bird with similar colors similar to finish it off. Just stunning!
We shoot a lot of table settings, but it's been a while since I completely fell in love with one. This setting changes that! I adore the subtle design elements of this collection, and how all of the colors of the setting came together. I have a feeling I'll be pouring my morning mug of coffee into one of these pink beauties sometime very soon!
Now that you've seen the new iittala collection, what do you think?