The delicate solution
Underplates create an elegant, yet practical alternative to placemats on the dining table. Unlike doilies made from fabric or bamboo, they are easy to clean and highlight the unique shape or the colours of the rest of the tableware, depending on the collection. As they are visible to your guests throughout dinner and especially between courses, their decorative aspect greatly influences your table setting. Their large surface provides the ideal background for showcasing delicate, colourful décors and gold or platinum detailing as well as for laying your table in style with simple surfaces made from shimmering Premium Bone Porcelain.
An accessory with benefits
By placing underplates from the Villeroy & Boch glass collections under your bright white porcelain crockery, you create a refreshingly modern look that you can extend by adding original coloured wine and juice glasses. You can also use an underplate with a different motif as a decorative plate for pillar candles or fruit. Feel free to experiment with various designs and surprise yourself and your guests with contrasting combinations. If your table is not as harmonious as you would like it to be, sometimes all it takes is a vase or other decoration on the table to unite the collections.
The right material for the occasion
It is essential for underplates to provide a sturdy and horizontal base for soup plates, dinner plates and bowls. Thanks to their polished feet, you won’t need to worry about the underplates scratching the surface of the table during dinner. The same is true of all Villeroy & Boch porcelain plates, which won’t damage the décors of the underplates. Moreover, the smooth, lead-free glaze that seals both the material and the décors on the Premium Porcelain and Premium Bone Porcelain ensures quick and easy cleaning in the dishwasher. Precious metal detailing is protected by an additional liquid coating, so that it retains its brilliance and shine for much longer.
When the days get shorter
Even though underplates can generally be used for every meal, they still have that certain something, and when there is something to celebrate, the high-quality porcelain creates a feeling of luxury on the table. The underplates from Villeroy & Boch’s special collections add just the right flair to a dinner for a special occasion, while their charm will lure your guests to the table even before the amuse-bouches are served. Round off the setting for a magical Christmas dinner with sparkling crystal glasses, thin candles and hand-embroidered napkins, then nothing can ruin your evening.