Between The Lines

Inspired by the emotional connection between object and user, designer Camilla Fucili has created Between The Lines, a collection of dining objects that aim to inspire a sense of play and storytelling at the dining table. The collection includes common dining objects such as plates, utensils, glasses, and a tablecloth, but each presents a unique and articulate twist on the familiar.

01. Romeo&Juliet – A set of plates with a story that goes beyond form and function to talk about people: two halves that function perfectly alone, but become something else when combined together. The inspiration comes from the observation of a woman in the act of covering the food for her partner that was late for dinner.

02. Stretch- A playful utensil inspired by the observation of friends at the table in the act of reaching out to other people’s plates. It recalls the shape of our hands as an invite to be used in a spontaneous and playful way, as if you were using your hands. It functions as an extension of your body and can be used to reach out to other people’s plates or serving plates, to fight, to poke each other, or to feed each other.

03. Allure-  In Asia dining is considered a communal activity and it’s part of their culture to eat together and share food. Inspired by this ritual of sharing, this set of plates reflects this cultural behavior. The plates link to each other to create a visual and material connection between people across the table. Their magnetic edges connect them together allowing different setups.

04. Speech- A tablecloth that celebrates and visualizes communication at the table. Dining is a social moment that brings people together to share food, thoughts, laughs, and stories. This tablecloth recalls spoken words without telling them, freezing past conversations in time and allowing new conversations to happen.

05. Cin Cin-  A glass for couples inspired by the intimacy of the act of toasting. To translate this intimacy into the object, it was made out of two parts connected to each other through a joint that allows rotation in both directions. It brings the people’s faces very close to each other, reinforcing the intimacy of the moment. The sculptural form of this object goes beyond its usual function and tells a story.

Designer: Camilla Fucili


  • pH 14.5 says:

    Love the concept! Very deep.

  • andriusg says:

    Yes it is, I love glass part

  • Mike Barnard says:

    All very interesting, but the bowls which link together via magnetism seem both conceptually and practically clearest.

    While I love the tablecloth, I'm trying to imagine spreading or folding it: the amount of tangling would be inordinate. It would have been better with the scripts printed onto a conventional underlying cloth, I think. Certainly that would be the model to go with if the designer was interested in more than just the concept.

    The reaching hand forks are fun, but perhaps they read better in person than in pictures for the intent of taking food off of others plates. My reaction was “forks as little hands! neat! but they're too skinny.”

    The glasses are cute, but obvious and impractical in both use and cleaning.

    Romeo and Juliet is just… a bowl with a cover. As is it isn't particularly resonant.

    Great collection especially when the underlying theme is exposed.


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  • Ziwen Zhao says:

    I like the last picture so much! I love it! I love it!
    I want to possess one !

  • design+ says:

    Ok for a gimmicky product.

    Not my cup of tea but I could imagine seeing it at some “hipster” store and never buying it.

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