Design & Food

What’s not to like about playing with beautiful ceramics and my favorite food. And not to forget chocolate.. It goes without saying that I enjoy this at home and alone. The current situation needs no further explanation and the food tasted just as good. The wonderful Inku collection designed by top chef Sergio Herman for Serax was the inspiration for my photos. It also goes without saying that design and food make a very good combination.

The Japanese Wabi-Sabi  ‘Art of Imperfection’ was the starting point for the Inku series. Every piece has a character of its own. Due to the production process and the glaze finish, no item is exactly the same. The tableware collection exists of plates, bowls, cups and pastry bowls in different sizes and designs. Available in two colors: White and Dark Green. The dark green looks like anthracite or black, depending on how it catches the light. The Inku collection is refined and almost looks a bit fragile, but it is tough with a bit sober look due to the colors and minimalistic design. which refers to nature and Japanese blossom. I like the abstract shapes, it is very photogenic too.

It is clear what my favorite food is and that it fits in perfectly with Inku’s design and philosophy. Any food would look wonderful on this ceramic tableware.  Also deserts and chocolate, especially on the Inku Pastry Bowl. Which is very versatile and certainly not only for sweets. I use it for several purposes. As a display for herbs and spices on the kitchen counter for example.

Even a single Inku item makes your table or coffee break more beautiful with the look of a graphic ceramic blossom. For the best food and design experience, you have to visit Le Pristine Brasserie in Antwerp. It is definitely on my wish list!  Do you like more inspiration on how to use the Serax Inku series? Then also read the post of my w/ Style partner Vosgesparis.

Photography and styling beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg 

In collaboration with Serax and w/ Style


Moebe is a Danish design studio that creates minimal and inventive interior products and furniture. Since their establishment, we at w/ Style are a huge fan and happy to work with them regularly. Moebe presents a few new designs yearly. I like to show you two of them in this post. 

Ceramic Pendant Wide

The Ceramic Pendant comes in two sizes: Narrow and Wide. Both sizes are available in white. Yet now also in olive, light grey and warm terracotta. The pendant is minimal in design, handmade and left unglazed. Because of that, the surface of the lampshade is raw. I really like that detail. It provides every pendant its unique character, both on and off. I also love the fact that you can change the expression. The shade is rectangular at the top and sits freely to the cord. It makes it easy to angle the shade left, right or illuminate directly. I used a single piece in my living room, it provides atmospheric light. Both the Narrow and Wide versions are also beautiful grouped. If you like to see more of the Narrow Ceramic Pendants, check Vosgesparis blogpost on this. 

Storage Box

Als new to the collection is the Storage Box, which is not only a box. It also can be used as a small side table or bedside table, they are even stackable. The design is component-based and arrived flat packed. It was very easy to assemble the box without any tools. I find all the Moebe designs always so clever. The panels are made of oak veneer, the two powder-coated black steel frames give the Storage Box extra character. Whilst also serving as handles to carry the box around. I can’t choose how to use the wooden box permanently yet, it is so versatile I’d like it in all of my rooms.

Clever and Durable

Even great quality products break. So all Moebes designs are component-based and can be assembled, repaired and recycled. They will launch an online store for spare parts so you don’t have to replace a whole product when a part breaks. Moebe doesn’t only make beautiful designs, they also care about durability by creating smart products. I like that!

Photography and styling beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg

In collaboration with Moebe

Design Classics

A true design classic adds character to an interior. Since a view years, I’m the owner of the beautiful Togo Fauteuil by Ligne Roset. It was on my wishlist for a long time. Designed in 1973 by Michel Ducaroy and still very relevant. It fits different interior styles, from modern to classic. I love the simple clean lines of the lounge chair. And it is by far the most comfortable chair I’ve ever had. 

Togo Fauteuil

The comfort is due to the fact that the fauteuil is filled with foam. The first piece of furniture at the time with a full foam filling. For the upholstery I chose soft cognac brown leather. It adds some warmth to my masculine Nordic style. The Togo is available in different fabrics and leather and part of the Togo collection that exists of different sofa elements and a footstool. Ligne Roset was founded in 1860, it’s a French family business with a creative touch. Michel Ducary was one of their biggest designers.

LTR Side Table

The LTR Side Table perfectly fits the Togo Fauteuil. As the chair is low to the ground I also needed a low table next to it. And not too big, because I live small and like a minimal and not too filled home. Besides the size, I also found it a perfect fit because of its design. It’s very compact and elegant. The Vitra LTR Side Table is a bit older than the Togo, it was designed in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames. The finish is a black frame and a black tabletop. The brown wooden edge fits the brown leather of the lounge chair. It serves as a coffee table, storage place for magazines or favorite accessories.

On my wish list

The Cassina Zig Zag Stool was designed by Gerrit Rietveld in the 30s. As a resident of Utrecht and a lover of interior and architecture, I am very interested in the work of Rietveld. He not only designed minimalistic furniture and a home according to the principles of De Stijl. Gerrit Rietveld also had a perfect eye for details, materials and a unique vision. The Zig Zag chair was originally made for the Rietveld Schrôder House. Rietveld created several versions of fiber, steel and plywood. The final design is made from four Bruijnzeel cupboard shelves. I would not use it as a chair, but as a sculpture. Styled with books and accessories. 

Photography and styling beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg

In collaboration with MisterDesign

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