Balcons du Guadalquivir China by Hermès
Strikingly chic―but also dishwasher- and microwave-safe―this set features a red pigment meticulously applied by hand in several layers to achieve
To buy: $357 for a five-piece place setting, parkavegifts.com.
The backstory: Known for its leather goods, the French luxury purveyor Hermès branched into tableware in 1984 and in 2005 introduced Balcons du Guadalquivir, named for the iron balconies overlooking the Guadalquivir River, in the Andalusia region of Spain.
What design pros say:
- "Everything Hermès stands for is about quality and timelessness," says Ralph Pucci, owner of Pucci International showrooms.