Formal Dining Under Attack from Mismatched Crockery!

Design News 3.28.2011

Yes, it sounds like a headline from the Onion, but London-based Department store Debenhams released a statement to the press with the following lead-in: Debenhams has announced that formal dining may be under threat as mismatched crockery is becoming more popular. Ed Watson, spokesman for Debenhams' said, "It's a Mad Hatter's approach to formal dining. Young people are turning their backs on one of the last surviving forms of etiquette dating from the Victorian period." MORE DESIGN NEWS OF THE DAY

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