For just about every holiday that rolls around, we turn to event designer David Stark for table-setting inspiration (see, for evidence: a DIY Scandi-inspired spread to an architectural tablescape for autumn). Luckily, David now has a new book with event producer Jane Schulak and writer Kathleen Hackett—At the Artisan’s Table, just out—and it’s full of tabletop inspiration for every occasion, mixing “historical table wares from the world’s finest design museums with pieces by an international array of contemporary artisans who reinterpret traditional crafts and styles.”
We’re intrigued by the “Forbidden Fruit” table settings in particular; join us for a look.
Photography by Aaron Delesie from At the Artisan’s Table.
Above: Mugs and plates by Eglin pair with a tablecloth hand-embroidered by Jennet Walters (his wife), featuring Eglin’s “favorite subjects: popes, priests, and pinups.”