Formal Dining Under Attack from Mismatched Crockery!

Formal Dining Under Attack from Mismatched Crockery!

Sarah Coffey
Mar 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 DAYDebenhams Announces Mismatched Crockery Threatens Formal Dining | 24-7Mark Friedberg Captures 1930s Hollywood in HBO's Mildred Pierce | Architectural Digest7 Leading Young Designers On Conquering the Global Marketplace | MetropolisEnergy Savers Get Tryouts in City Buildings | Crain's New YorkBill Clinton to speak at Las Vegas Market in August | Home Accents Today Photo: Wedgwood Renaissance Gold Dinnerware at Bloomingdale's
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