Didn't everyone's mum or grandmother have a Noritake set in the sideboard? It was the fancy dinnerware that was only brought out for big occasions, creating a nightmare for whoever was on washing-up duty that night! But the good china made everything feel a little bit special, and surely dinner always tasted better?
It's been a while since I've run a Freebie Friday and the first one for 2012 is a twenty-piece Noritake dinner set worth $595! The set has been designed by Marc Newson, an Australian-born designer who was named in Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 Most Influential People in 2005. Newson's style is characterised by smooth flowing lines that often exclude sharp edges. His most famous piece is undoubtedly the 1988 Embryo Chair, an alarmingly sensual and seductive design at the time.
The sexy Marc Newson Noritake dinner set will be featured at a special six-course degustation at Blancharu, where each course will be served on one of the dinner set pieces. The dinner will run for two nights - 13 and 14 March 2012 commencing at 7pm. Tickets cost $70 per person - excluding drinks - and all attendees will score a pair of cup and saucers from the collection as a take-home gift. Book via Blancharu, 1/21 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay on Tel: (02) 9360 3555.
EDIT: More information on this event, including menu details, are available here.
If you can't get to the dinner, you can still recreate the experience at home as Noritake are giving away one dinner set to a lucky Grab Your Fork reader! And if you're worried about the washing up, this fine bone china is both microwave and dishwasher safe. Woohoo!
One Marc Newson by Noritake 20-piece dinner set.
Prize value: $595
Due to delivery limitations, this prize is open to readers based in Australia only.
HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is fulfil the requirements below:
- Leave a comment on this post and tell us: Why do you want to win the Marc Newson by Noritake dinner set?
- And then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Noritake" and include your full name and a copy of your published comment from this post.
This competition has now closed. Thank you everyone for your entries! The lucky winner has been announced here.
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