The phrase “You eat with your eyes” often refers to how people perceive the actual food on the plate and its appeal. But what many chefs also know is that the choice and color of dinnerware also impacts how we experience food. Studies have shown white plates enhance sweet flavors, black plates bring out more savory flavors and red plates reduce the amount of food a diner eats. This is why choosing the right shape, color and design are imperative.

Dinnerware that tells a story. 

Two of the biggest trends in dinnerware are artisanal craftsmanship and minimalistic designs. Artisanal dinnerware embodies the essence of human creativity and skill. Each piece results in unique and one-of-a-kind designs that add a touch of individuality to your table. From intricately painted ceramics to beautifully formed pottery using reactive glazes, artisanal dinnerware effortlessly infuses your dining experience with authenticity and charm.

Minimalist dinnerware designs offer a refreshing break from cluttered patterns and ornate details. With clean lines and simple shapes, minimalist dinnerware embraces a modern aesthetic that is both timeless and versatile. These sleek and sophisticated designs effortlessly blend into any table setting, allowing your culinary creations to take center stage, whether casual brunch or a formal dinner. Minimalist dinnerware sets the stage for a truly refined dining experience.

A variety of solutions to help your brand stay on trend. 

When it comes to choosing dinnerware, we often seek something that not only serves its purpose but also adds an element of charm to our dining experience. Ceramic glazes play a significant role in achieving this balance. Beyond their protective coating, glazes bring a kaleidoscope of unique colors to your dinnerware, turning each meal into a feast for the eyes.

Gourmet plating of roasted pumpkin and cod served by a luxury restaurant.

“Our glazes help transform ordinary table settings into extraordinary culinary showcases. Ceramic glazes provide an array of vibrant, subtle and elegant colors for your dinnerware. From classic blues and greens to warm earthy tones and rich jewel hues, the palette of colors is practically limitless.”

– Lutz Poth, global director of innovation and technology at Vibrantz.
Porcelain plates placed on the cement floor for background.

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, our ceramic glazes offer practical benefits as well. Fusing the glaze with the ceramic surface provides a durable protective layer. This ensures your dinnerware remains resistant to dishwashing, scratches, stains and general wear and tear, even with regular use. The colors of the glaze remain vibrant over time, maintaining the visual appeal of your dinnerware for years to come.

Additionally, our screen and digital printing inks provide dinnerware with all types of appealing graphics. Our digital inks, applicable on raw glazed dinnerware or on decal paper, provide a true digital seven-color system (CMYK and RGB) in the ceramics industry. This process maximizes spectral printing possibilities and enables faithful reproduction of images and illustrations of all kinds. They can be printed on bone china, earthenware, porcelain and stoneware.

Digital printing in the dinnerware industry is a recent technological revolution that brings a significant reduction in labor and inventories of coloring products and decals, as well as unlimited flexibility in the size of the production batches to be produced.

From a finishing perspective, our digital inks are used to match technical properties of dinnerware and additional aesthetic effects on ceramics, including:

  • Lead-free
  • Ceramic pigments with controlled crystallization
  • Fine and controlled particle size distributions
  • Broad chromatic range with the possibility to combine with ceramic effects (glossy, matt, sinking, etc.)

Our glazes, colors, paints and inks provide unique properties to dinnerware manufacturers. 

Our products provide infinite color ranges and options, making it the first choice where the design needs to meet special requirements.

Speak to us today to learn more about the unique colors and designs you can incorporate into your dinnerware.

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Lutz Poth

Global Director, Innovation and Technology for Performance Coatings

Lutz Poth

Global Director, Innovation and Technology for Performance Coatings

Poth guides product innovation for our Performance Coatings business at Vibrantz. Prior to Vibrantz, he spent 21 years at Ferro where he served in as a scientist, manager and director in the research and development group. Poth holds a doctorate in chemical engineering and a Master of Science in chemical engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt.