Underplates are an elegant yet practical alternative to placemats on the dining table. Unlike mats made from fabric or bamboo, they are easy to clean. Depending on the collection, their special shape or colours highlight the rest of the tableware. They are visible to the guests throughout the entire dinner and especially between courses, so their decorative aspect plays a crucial role in how your table looks. Their large surface area is the perfect opportunity to show off delicate colour décors and appliqués in gold and platinum, or lay your table stylishly with simple surfaces made from shimmering premium bone porcelain.
If you place underplates from the Villeroy & Boch glass collections under your gleaming white porcelain tableware, it creates a refreshingly modern look that you can supplement with wine and juice glasses in original colours. An underplate with a different motif can also serve as a decorative plate for pillar candles or fruit. Feel free to experiment with the different designs and surprise your guests with high-contrast combinations. If you want a bit more harmony on your table, you can sometimes use a vase or other decoration to connect the collections on the table.
It is especially important that underplates offer a stable and horizontal base for soup dishes , dinner plates and bowls. Thanks to their polished feet, you do not need to worry about the underplates scratching the surface of the table during dinner. The same goes for all porcelain plates from Villeroy & Boch, which will not damage the décor on the underplates. The smooth, lead-free glaze that seals both the material and the décor on premium porcelain and premium bone porcelain also ensures that the plates can be cleaned quickly and easily in the dishwasher. Precious metal applications are protected by an additional liquid coating, so they retain their shine and brightness even longer.
Although underplates can be used with every meal, they do offer that special something. The high-quality porcelain creates a feeling of luxury on the decorated table when there is something to celebrate. Underplates from the special Villeroy & Boch collections create the perfect flair for special celebratory meals in particular, their shine enticing your guests to the table even before the first amuse-bouche. For an enchanting Christmas dinner, finish the look with sparkling crystal glasses, slim candles and hand-embroidered serviettes. A perfect evening is guaranteed.