Magenta’s stable of artists make dinnerware, appetizer and dessert serving products, kitchen tools, baby products and pet and garden accessories in ceramic, porcelain and other mixed materials. Founded in 2002, this Berkeley, California–based company takes its name from the color that's most difficult to achieve in firing ceramics—and the nomenclature befits Magenta's clever designs for the home. From the purely decorative to the practical, each ceramic item has a whimsical flourish or vintage inspiration (like an antique tile or textile pattern) that sets it apart.
It's not just the season of giving, it's the season of giving great parties. So we gathered our stylish staff—and their well-dressed guests—to show you how to pull off the ultimate holiday soiree. Watch the video, and then shop your essential party pieces here.
Sophisticated styles that make a subtly powerful statement
Rosanna Bowles’ latest collection — launching here — is nothing if not spring-y: dishes, trays, cake pedestals, mugs, and more feature plenty of bright colors and whimsical prints. And tying it all together is the vintage, well-traveled quality that all of Bowles’ designs possess. Make a few picks, and you’ll look like a globe-trotter who visited all of the world’s famous fleas.
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