Inspiration

Zuma Tableware Mixes Digital Patterns With a Hand-Painted Feel

The Zuma tableware collection, which includes ceramic plates and glassware, pulls references from the natural world alongside futuristic grids and ancient motifs. Designed by Kelly Wearstler for Serax, Zuma’s tableware is versatile and meant to be mixed and matched in color, pattern, and shape. With an organic feel, it seems particularly well-timed to autumn, with white, grey, and a soft orange to choose from. The palette and patterns feel warm and relaxed, creating a welcome sensory experience to enjoy along with your meal.

The porcelain tableware in monochrome and muted salmon are highlighted by digital patterns that have a hand-painted feel – each ceramic piece is even hand-stamped once the glaze has been applied. The pattern conveys a tech-meets-craft quality and intentionally varies throughout the collection to expand upon both characteristics. The family feels rich and dimensional, if a bit unexpected. Of course, that shouldn’t surprise us, it’s Wearstler’s signature style after all.

styled table set with black tableware

While Zuma’s porcelain family is decidedly contemporary, Wearstler chose to balance it with stemware that includes reference to amber tones found in ancient glass. The Ombre glassware family features a fiery base that weighs each piece down before dissolving upward into nothingness. Sophisticated and rectilinear, it’s the perfect match for the heft of the ceramic tableware.

styled black tabelware

styled table set with black tableware

collection of stacked black tableware

stacked white and black tableware in a styled setting

stacked white and black tableware in a styled setting

styled table set with black and white tableware

styled table set with black and white tableware

styled table set with white tableware

styled table set with white tableware

stacked white and terracotta raised dishes

three stacked white mugs and saucers

terracotta tableware on a staged table

styled collection of ombre amber drinkware

five sizes of amber drinkware

white, black, and terracotta tableware on a white background

white and grey grid pattern tableware on a white background

white, black, and terracotta tableware on a white background

black and grey grid pattern cups and mugs on a white background

black and grey grid pattern tableware on a white background

To learn more about the Zuma tableware collection, visit serax.com.

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she’s likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.

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