Whether it is a celebration or an everyday lunch, it is not just a matter of form or habit; these represent modern man’s need to make his life better and happier. We can recognise and appreciate a modern family’s style and quality of life by their table aesthetics. Table aesthetics implies sophisticated choice, harmony and the functionality of everything that will be used during the meal.
Provided that we observe the general rules, laying the table will be a creative act thanks to our feeling for beauty. Those who enjoy the beauty of a good feast will know how to select real values and harmonise them into a whole. For that reason, we should pay particular attention to our choice of dining sets, cutlery, glasses and tablecloths.
Glass has become a symbol of hospitality, and an expression of our joy of being a host. With it, we are sending a simple message, coloured with the most beautiful emotions: “Welcome!” It can be a short unexpected visit, or an invitation to a festive lunch or a family celebration – a glass on the table represents us, making those moments more pleasant and formal.
Glasses, and even more so chalices, are a symbol of friendship, conviviality and understanding; they call for more relaxed, cordial and friendly conversation. But this is not the case with every kind of glass. Choosing a drinking set is a delicate task, more than anyone may initially assume. The culture of laying the table implies not only having the economical means but also a feel for hospitality. Only those people who understand and appreciate the aesthetics of laying the table know how to choose real values, and how to enjoy the beauty of meeting other people.