Dinnerware by Rosenthal, the German China company has had a special place in my heart since I remember myself. It was the dinnerware serving us, growing up in all special occasions, typical to many families such as ours, emigrated from Germany to Israel. Its history is fascinating and so its design programs. Founded in the late 19th century by Philipp Rosenthal in Asch, Bohemia, white ware had always been the focus of its production and the taste developed in Rosenthal. When the Nazis came to power, Rosenthal was exiled, but after WWII his son returned to Germany and gained control over the company. He not only modernized its production, but also began commissioning world-renowned designers and architects such as Raymond Loewy from the US, Bjorn Wiinblad from Denmark, Hans Theo Baumann from Germany, and Tapio Wirkkala from Finland to design white tableware. Today, we enjoy Rosenthal dinnerware at home everyday and own two services that could not have been more different. For special occasions we love our ‘Magic Flute’ dinnerware (above), named after Mozart’s opera, and designed by Björn Wiinblad, where each piece depicts a different scene from the opera and each plate has Wiinblad´s ornamental handwriting in gold. For everyday dining, we love our TAC pattern (below), which was designed by Bauhaus’ founder, Walter Gropius. One service is baroque and the other is modernist; one ornamented and the other clean. This is a way in which our lives are informed by design and tradition lives with us everyday.