London locals: At The Table invites us all to pull up a chair

At The Table, a London-based creative collective
(Image credit: Havelock Studio and At The Table)

At The Table is a design and lifestyle initiative based around one thing: great British food. Whether they're running preserve making 'Summer Camp' workshops, or growing Bermondey's newest food market, which is tucked away from hungry tourists under Druid Street's railway arches – food is firmly the centre of attention.

This remains the case with their tastefully tiny range of tableware, where a handful of bespoke collaborations with London-based makers are available to buy from the online store, and all summer at a pop-up shop at Town Hall Hotel. The mentality? A rustic cluster of almonds can be elevated to new heights by the light ceramic shell of one of Lisa Ommanney's nibble bowls. A simple sourdough loaf looks particularly appetising when laid on a bed of a weighty, Ren London-designed linen tablecloths. That's to say nothing of Havelock Studio's satisfyingly geometric 'Origami Trivet', which will add a contemporary, concrete twist to any homespun spread.

This bubbling of excitement around the brand, which was set up in 2013 and previously known as TOAST, is down to a shrewd branding twist from founder and culture journalist Miranda York. Although the motivation and ethos has stayed put (local products, local makers), focus has shifted to hand-tailored projects like this week's intimate Supper Club with Michelin-starred chef James Lowe, which was held amid the fragrant lavender bushes and monochrome clothes rails of Kit & Ace's London boutique.

'Since starting TOAST in 2013 we’ve been delighted with the breadth and depth of the conversations and collaborations that have taken place around British food culture,' York explains. 'As we evolve and expand, with our Summer Camp series and bespoke shop, it feels like the right time for the brand to evolve too – we hope that like-minded people will join us at the table.' Don't mind if we do.

New heights by the light ceramic shell

(Image credit: Lisa Ommanney and At The Table)

A rustic cluster of almonds can be elevated to new heights by the light ceramic shell of one of Lisa Ommanney's nibble bowls. Pictured:  bespoke ceramic bowl, by Lisa Ommanney and At The Table

Ren London-designed linen tablecloths and lemons with wooden spoon

(Image credit: Ren London and At The Table)

A simple sourdough loaf looks particularly appetising when laid on a bed of a weighty, Ren London-designed linen tablecloths. Pictured left: walnut spoon, by Hope in the Woods and At The Table. Right: bespoke linen tablecloth, by Ren London and At The Table

Havelock Studio's geometric 'Origami Trivet

(Image credit: At The Table)

That's to say nothing of Havelock Studio's satisfyingly geometric 'Origami Trivet' (pictured) which will add a contemporary, concrete twist to any homespun spread

Ceramic mugs by Nina+Co and At The Table

(Image credit: Nina+Co and At The Table)

This bubbling of excitement around the brand, which was set up in 2013 and previously known as TOAST, is down to a shrewd branding twist from founder and culture journalist Marina York. Pictured: ceramic mugs by Nina+Co and At The Table

Ceramic pinch jug, by Lazy Eye and At The Table

(Image credit: Lazy Eye and At The Table)

York explains, 'As we evolve and expand, with our Summer Camp series and bespoke shop, it feels like the right time for the brand to evolve too – we hope that like-minded people will join us at the table.' Pictured: bespoke ceramic pinch jug, by Lazy Eye and At The Table

INFORMATION

For more information, visit the At The Table website (opens in new tab)

Photography courtesy At The Table

Elly Parsons is the Digital Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees Wallpaper.com and its social platforms. She has been with the brand since 2015 in various roles, spending time as digital writer – specialising in art, technology and contemporary culture – and as deputy digital editor. She was shortlisted for a PPA Award in 2017, has written extensively for many publications, and has contributed to three books. She is a guest lecturer in digital journalism at Goldsmiths University, London, where she also holds a masters degree in creative writing. Now, her main areas of expertise include content strategy, audience engagement, and social media.