The basis for the main course
For centuries, bowls and wooden boards were mainly used for serving meals. It wasn't until the 16th century that the traditional recessed dinner plate with its flat shape and raised edge was adopted in the courts of nobility. However, even in elegant dining rooms, two people often shared one dining vessel. Today, it's considered good etiquette to set several plates for one person. During dinner parties with several courses, the underplate is used as a base for the soup and dinner plates. But why do we only put out our nicest plates for our guests? Well-designed dinner plates by Villeroy & Boch not only enhance the dining table on special occasions, they are also tough enough for everyday use and look great too when used for serving the Sunday roast, for example.
Patterns that whet the appetite
Villeroy & Boch's dinner plates combine a classic design with a modern style. A wide selection of patterns, shapes and colours are available to suit every taste. The exciting designs on the dinner plates are particularly apparent around the raised edge. Villeroy & Boch has been producing unusual forms and coming up with innovative design ideas since 1748. Take, for example, the NewWave collection with its gently curving lines that merge into an asymmetrical shape, or the La Classica Contura plate with its classicist design that exerts puristic restraint. Geometric designs, floral patterns or sweet fruits – various motifs decorate the elegant dinner plates that suit any style. From classical elegance and rustic French style to modern lines, the dinner plates create a special ambience on every table.
Modern manufacturing procedure
The beautiful flat plates from Villeroy & Boch are produced from high-quality porcelain. For selected collections, the softly shimmering premium bone porcelain is processed with a high proportion of calcinated bone ash which gives the pieces their special shine. On the other hand, the extremely hard premium porcelain is particularly impressive for everyday use with its high resistance to impacts and scratches. The delicate patterns on the plates are protected by a tough glaze. This means that most of the charming flat plates can be cleaned in the dishwasher without any problem. If any roast pork remains after the meal, the left overs can be kept on the plate in the fridge overnight. The next day, simply pop the plate into the microwave and effortlessly warm up the meal.
Beyond the edge of the plate
Independent of their task as a support for carrying delicious meals, Villeroy & Boch's particularly lovingly designed plates can also be easily put to another use as a decorative element. Scenic pictorial motifs on the well of each dining plate set original accents on the walls in the kitchen and living room. Give your creativity free rein and tastefully place pieces of crockery in individual arrangements. If you don't want to buy the plate on its own, opt for a Villeroy & Boch crockery set from the same collection and create a harmonious setting in your own home – or in that of your friends and family. Give plates and crockery sets as a wedding or anniversary gift, treating loved ones to perfect aesthetics.