Their latest collections are nothing short of exquisite: think tactile porcelain tableware, glazed ceramics and the prettiest placemats we ever did see. We want - no, make that need - it all for our winter entertaining.

Take the 7 Pieces collection of inky charcoal stoneware in organic, sculptural shapes; the Artesania de Galicia handmade ceramics, each signed by their maker in north-western Spain and the Scandi-chic Lyngby Factory porcelain vases, crafted in a historic factory in Denmark.

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The Facteur Celeste handwoven placemats, below, are worth a purchase for the feel-good factor alone: they're made by women out of a mudhouse workshop in the remote African country Burkina Faso, a place of extreme poverty and single digit literacy levels. French national Delphine Kohler established the workshop to provide the women with a source of income and sense of purpose; when you're next in Paris, you can visit her not-for-profit Facteur Celeste boutique.  

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Warning: you're going to want to buy all of these

Shop online at spenceandlyda.com.au or visit their Surry Hills boutique.

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