Nicknamed “the Queen of Seventh Avenue,” New York City-based fashion designer Donna Karan launched her label in 1985 with a collection of monochromatic, cashmere and jersey women’s separates designed for sophisticated working women. Karan’s creations achieved instant success, and her signature style moves — all-black ensembles, curve-hugging bodysuits, straightforward shapes — have been inspiring designers and chic city ladies ever since. The Donna Karan Tabletop Collection possesses the same urbane sophisto flair as her clothing, with pieces that are both classic and bold – they’re just as glorious presiding over a fancy dinner party as they are elevating your solo couch-potato grub session. Made in partnership with the Lenox Corporation, the collection brims with artisan glass candle holders, polished metal bowls, bone china plates, crystal glasses and more, all organically shaped and hand finished. Karan’s favorite? The Singing Bowls, handmade in a village in Nepal, and the perfect combination of Karan’s two selves: the urbanite and the nomad.
Fashion designer Donna Karan’s take on tabletop possesses the urbane sophistication that’s a hallmark of all her work. These pieces are classic yet eye-catching; they’re perfect for everyday meals and big parties alike — or anything in between.
The best serveware is worthy of display even when it isn’t being used. That’s the raison d’etre behind this selection of artful pieces; each is as beautiful as it is functional. Whether you’re a frequent entertainer or just want to elevate everyday meals, these finds are sure to impress.