One of the simpler joys of this time of the year is dining al fresco. The warmth of the setting sun, the fresh breeze cooling you down, the beautiful (hopefully modernist) vistas surrounding you as you share time with friends and family. And whether you’re having a classy party with hors d’oeuvres or just a relaxed barbecue, don’t sully the day with paper plates and plastic forks. Take a cue from your midcentury idols and add some fun and class to the occasion with these 8 funky outdoor dining and serving picks.
Colorful, graphic and delightfully durable, these Medallion Melamine plates are a bright spot on your patio table.
Melamine plates don’t mean plastic flatware. For something slightly more upscale, get a set of this Georg Jensen 5-piece flatware set designed by modernist darling Arne Jacobsen.
A great tray can make serving outside a breeze. And you’ll love “The Burbs” Melamine Platter with its MCM-inspired pattern and outdoor-friendly material.
Bring some Danish style to your table with the geometric design of these Leaf salad servers, available in either gold or dark gray finishes.
It may seem like something simple, but trust us: Nothing is worse than chasing rogue napkins caught on the breeze. Take that event off the table and keep the napkins on with the Knyck napkin holder.
Whether you’re slicing up cheese or serving small slices of cake, the Strohm 3-piece hostess serving set is a beautiful mid-mod addition to your al fresco party.
Serve up your ice water with sleek Nordic flair. Based on the classic steel pitchers used in 1950s Denmark, the Freja jug is a shining beverage centerpiece.
Last, but never least, this pleasing orb-shaped glass beverage dispenser will be the only way you and your guests prefer to have your lemonade (spiked or not).