Looking For Beautiful Tableware? We Show You Where To Go
In search for dinnerware for your home? We rounded up 6 stores for the perfect set of tableware for you.
Sourcing for tableware? We show you where to go for affordable finds, one-of-a-kind items, and practical pieces:
You don't have to search that far for good dining ware because SM Home has one for every budget and style. Items are slightly pricey since these are branded dinnerware but you are assured of the quality of your purchase. From melaware to porcelain tableware, SM's home and decor department sure has it all.
SM Home can be found in leading SM malls.
Dapitan Arcade is a haven for budget shoppers and sidestreet pickers as it offers very affordable, export quality surplus overruns-but don't forget to scrutinize the pieces before buying them. Wooden plates, salad bowls and other tableware made of wood range from P10 to P60, while ceramic plates are sold by sets around P150 to P250 per set of five or six depending on the store. Ceramic platters and cake stands range between P175-P250 and mason jars are sold around P50-75 per piece. Dapitan Arcade has a "flea market" setting so prices may still go down depending on your haggling skills.
Dapitan Arcade is located at Dapitan St. corner Kanlaon Avenue, Quezon City
For those who enjoy bargain hunts and getting their hands dirty, Uniwide is the place for you. A variety of tableware and kitchen products are sold there-some bordering on kitschy but you will definitely find treasures if you have the eye. Plates are sold for as low as P15 a piece and, tea and coffee cups, even the elegant ones, are sold in super affordable prices. They even have a section there where ceramic plates, cups and saucers sold by the kilo! Their branches are mostly located in the south and have been closed down a couple of times before so best to ask around first before making a field trip to Uniwide.
Uniwide Sucat, Sucat Road, Paranaque City
Uniwide Coastal Mall, Central Business Park II, Coastal Road Junction, Reclamation Area, Paranaque City
Uniwide Metro Mall, Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Pinas City
Uniwide Quezon City, Quirino Highway, Novalihes, Quezon City
A more relaxed and hassle-free way when buying affordable tableware is to go to Artelano 11, more popularly known as a11 in Pasay. A11 peddles a curated lineup of products for the home like homegrown designer furniture, home decor, art and a fine collection of affordable tableware. You can buy items per piece or by set with less than P1,500 in your pocket. Owner and, interior and furniture designer Eric Paras handpicks, mixes and matches tableware so you can be sure that plates sold by set already go well together.
Visit a11 at 2680 F. B. Harrison Street, Pasay City
Luona Concept Store
For organic and elegant tableware, check out Luona Concept Store, an online store with home décor and other products handpicked with great taste. Price points are not for the budget-conscious, but the pieces are definitely one-of-a-kind, sophisticated and timeless. Items are priced from P700-P1,700 per piece depending on the type of dinnerware. Most of the items found in the store are sourced and produced locally which makes it a testament that local design is globally competitive.
For more information visit www.luonaconceptstore.com
My Domesticity is another online social enterprise that sells décor and other accessories for the home. Their products mostly range from glassware, linen, wood and woven products all made by Gawad Kalinga beneficiaries in San Carlos, Negros Occidental where all products are produced and manufactured. Price points for their tableware and servers are from P195-P1,350.
For more information visit www.mydomesticity.com
Photography by Jun Pinzon, Miguel Nacianceno, At Maculangan, instagram.com/smhome, and courtesy of My Domesticity and Luona