Natural Beauty

Around here it is easy to take table-setting for granted.  Our stylist friends have kitchens and closets and shelves filled with the most exquisite, esoteric, gorgeous plates and bowls, platters and containers.  It's a high end form of hoarding that goes beyond collecting - it is an obsession with form and craftsmanship. Hector Sanchez photographed this beautiful story on some of the best designers who specialize in delicate objects, for Food Arts magazine.  With the refined and sure hand of Hilary Robertson styling the set, all the tableware feels so natural and turns the place setting into a work of ephemeral art.  In that obsessive search for quality, perfection is only a plate away.