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Six Offbeat Ideas for Setting the Table

These unconventional objects aren’t your grandma’s table settings.

From psychedelic bowls to opalescent flatware, these bold objects put an unexpected twist on traditional tabletop essentials. Each was selected exclusively from The List, the destination for all things Surface-approved.

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1. Iridescent flatware set, ABC Carpet & Home
Made in Italy, this stainless-steel flatware hypnotizes diners with dreamy waves of color.

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2. Frankford Clay Pit vases, BDDW
These textured, terrifically misshaped vessels are made from a cache of stoneware clay that BDDW’s head designer, Tyler Hays, discovered behind his Philadelphia studio.

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3. Large Casca bowl, Anna by RabLabs
The textured exterior of this solid, hand-carved semi-precious gemstone is covered in electroplated 24-karat gold, resulting in a receptacle that doubles as a work of art.

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4. Sea Creature and Man Made collection, Avenue Road
Created by Yabu Pushelberg for Pampaloni, this quirky, sterling silver set of ocean animal–inspired objects marked the designer’s first tabletop collection when it was introduced, in 2013.

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5. Art-Range Extra Large Earth bowl, Dinosaur Designs
Like coats of paint, each layer of this striking dish is poured individually by hand, creating impromptu, one-of-a-kind swirls in every piece.

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6. Hippopotamus sculpture, Lalique
Part of the French crystal brand’s just-released Nature Sauvage collection, this transparent mini-mammal is a fun centerpiece—and doubles as a smartphone holder.

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