New York-based artist and chef Laila Gohar favours food as the centrepiece of her artistic medium. Along with her sister Nadia, she launched a surrealist-inspired tableware brand in 2020 and, through creative collaborations, seeks to design immersive experiences that blur the line between performance and dining. In her latest alliance, Gohar teamed with with Copenhagen-based contemporary furniture and accessories retailer HAY for a colourful and quirky collection of tableware. The result is a line of jars, linens, vases and other accessories that mirror the sleek Scandinavian minimalism of HAY reimagined through Gohar’s playful outlook.
Working closely with HAY co-founder Mette Hay, the two have titled the collaboration “Sobremesa;” roughly translating to ‘the act of relaxing and enjoying each other’s company at the end of a meal.’
Serving Bowls are designed to enhance mealtime atmospheres and inspire intimate interactions. Made from ovenproof porcelain in primary colours, it can be used for cooking as well as a decorative serving dish. From $45, at Design Within Reach.
The Sobremasa Jug is designed to add a decorative edge to any table setting. Hand-painted in stoneware with a monochrome pattern that gives each jug a unique quality, it can also be used as a vase or for storing kitchen utensils on countertops. $105, at Design Within Reach.
Hand-painted in stoneware with a bright contrast stripe, the Sobremasa Plates are available in different sizes and hues, and can be paired alone or with other tableware from the same series for an eclectic look. From $80/set of 2, at Design Within Reach.
Linens make charming details to the Sobremasa table setting. Each napkin from the collection has a different embroidered or appliqué motif and come in a set of 4. $95, at Design Within Reach.
Discover the full Sobremasa collection by Laila Gohar at DWR.COM.