Enrico Products traces its roots to Italy, where founder Jim Ratti’s grandfather Enrico constructed his first hard-cheese grater. When the elder Ratti moved to America, he brought along his passion for woodworking and respect for the time-honored tools of an Italian kitchen. Sharing those loves, the younger Ratti modernized his grandfather’s designs, first producing a line of graters and then expanding into all sorts of implements for casual dining. The pieces—all artisan-crafted from beautiful, often sustainable hardwoods—include bark-accented bowls and garlic and lemon presses handmade from salvaged Asian teak.
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With exposed bark, striated colors, and knots and grooves, these accessories celebrate the idiosyncratic beauty of wood. Made from woods like Chinese Fir or Acacia, the designs range from decorative platters and urns to practical tools, like lime squeezers, garlic presses, and cheese graters. Warm and natural, these pieces put a modern spin on the traditional Italian kitchen.
If you love to entertain, you owe it to yourself (and to your guests) to do it with beautiful, functional objects, whether it’s a well-shaped tumbler or a modern hors d’oeuvres set. Then, after dinner, why not extend the festive mood by topping off some elegant cordial glasses? Or, for a modern twist on high tea, try pairing the porcelain tea tray from the MoMA Design Store with tablecloths by Beauville Designs.
Clean lines and fluid, nature-inspired colors and shapes mark this serene selection of furniture and accessories. Start with a focal piece, like The Phillips Collection’s freeform wooden dining table or root console. Add accessories, from Architec’s wavy mixing bowls to Aviva Stanoff’s silk-screened vases and votives with embossed metallic leaf motifs. To finish the look, lay down one of Anji Mountain’s rustic bamboo rugs.