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    Made of bone china porcelain, featuring metal accents and intricate patterns, the teacup gets quirky this season

    WITH metal trending in the tea cup segment this season, we find gold and titanium Arabesque collection designed by Doron MerdingerA� going opulent and the porcelain goblets from My Tailor HomeA� offering simplicity. Meanwhile, couturier Suneet Varma is collaborating with Arttda��inox to bring out an exclusiveA� range of dinnerware and kitchenware in combinations of gold, stainless steelA� and precious stones, which will beA� available end of this year. Our pick:

    Splash of colour


    Ditch the plain white tea cups and make a fun style statement in your kitchen with this set thata��s full of character. The set of six bone china cups from Good Earth are perfect for the task. With fine jaali patterns in platinum and complementing saucers in a kaleidoscopic pattern in ruby, onyx and platinum that add a whimsical twist, these are great to be taken out for a tea party. Rs 8,200 for a set of six cups and saucers. Details: 43087878

    Two in one

    These stainless steel cups are not only super stylish but multi-purpose, too. The shape of the cup is unique and the cup is an amalgamation of stainless steel and wood and comes with a wooden saucer and a half-wooden, half-steel spoon. The cups can also be used to serve those delicious desserts. From Arttda��inoxa��s sequence collection, the cups are stylish, modern and durable. Available at their store on Khader Nawaz Khan road. Rs 2,000 per piece. Details: 9900913736

    Royal affair

    Made of the highest quality of bone china and decorated with gold, this exquisite tea set features the best Italian craftsmanship. With a cup and saucer, teapot sugar bowl and cutlery set, the entire collection symbolises luxury and high quality. Part of the Royal Suite collection by Stefano Ricci, the design is inspired by the branda��s silk patterns. Rs 12,00,000 per set. Details: 022 2204 0135/stefanoricci.com

    Sparkling reflections

    If youa��re gifting, this is the tea cup you cana��t go wrong with. It is simple, elegant and luxe enough to make you want to flaunt it. The Aura collection from Magpie is made of stainless steel and mirror a�� making it an elegant buy. Available in Caribbean green, the cup also comes with a stainless steel saucer. Rs 4,675 for one piece. Details: magpieindia.com

    Golden delight

    Looking for an elegant and timeless tea cup? Your search ends here. Pickard Studio presents a gold embossed tea cup and saucer in rose and daisy pattern (one of the most collected patterns of the studio). Known for their attention to detail, the patterns are decorated with 24 karat gold, catering to a niche clientele. Rs 4,016. Details: frenchgradenhouse.com

    Trending patterns

    There is no reason not to love this stunning piece from the Arabesque collection. Designed by Doron Merdinger, the set is created from fine bone china porcelain with almost 50 per cent bone ash. The inside of the cup is painted entirely by hand with 12 per cent pure gold. It comes with an equally amazing handle crafted from titanium and 18K gold which has the see-through Arabesque pattern. Rs 22,836 per piece. Details: merdinger-online.com

    Sterling bright

    Add oodles of style to your home with this Lakline cup and saucer set. Made of porcelain, with a silver design on a white background, the cup and saucer looks crisp and fresh. Perfect to go along with any dA�cor, the set is dishwasher and freezer safe. Rs 2,490 for 12 pieces that include six cups and saucers each. Details: fabfurnish.com

    Out of the box

    Do you prefer tea glasses instead of cups? If yes, this would be a chic option. Designed by French designer Isabelle Poupinel, these cups are the classic version of a glass. The porcelain goblets come in different sizesA� with a silver bottom (small to large) and a palm-shaped saucer. Available at My Tailor Home in Mumbai. Rs 4,100 per piece. Details: 022 40043458


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