Ripple, Skali or Both?
Here at Haand we offer two different yet complimentary tableware collections - Ripple and Skali. As you make your tableware selections it’s helpful to understand the differences between them and why you might choose one style over the other or why mixing the two styles might work best for you.
LipThe Skali Coupes have lips around 1”, while the Ripple Plates have an undulating lip that is about ¼” tall at the highest. Depending on the meal, you may want a lip to contain a sauce, or have a wall to push your salad greens against to make it easier to get them on a for- the Coupes are perfect for this. Sometimes though, you need to use a knife to cut up your meal- like a steak. The Ripple Plates are perfect for this, with no lip to get in your way.
Presentation/ Plateable AreaHow do you like to present a meal? Do you plate everything before it goes to the table? The Ripple Plates have a larger plating area, giving you a little more space to play with as you compose a plate. The Skali Coupes have a slightly smaller palatable area horizontally, but give you freedom to stack and play with the vertical space, or to put down a layer of something a little saucier and build up on top of that.
StyleThe outer rim shape is considered the “frame” of your plates. Do you prefer an organic frame or a more traditional circular one? The Ripple Plates mimic the natural shapes found in pond ripples, while the Skali Coupes are based on traditional pottery forms and are more symmetrical. Your plates should reflect your personal style- there is not a wrong answer!
For the purposes of laying out the highlights of these two styles, we have focused on their differences but as you can see in the examples below, Ripple & Skali also play together really well and exist harmoniously on the same table.