• Mervyn Gers

    Mervyn Gers

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Working with some of the world's top chefs and restaurants, Cape Town-based ceramicist Mervyn Gers is no stranger to the kitchen. Inspired by architecture and his favorite city, Istanbul, he aims to add to people's culinary experiences by handcrafting bespoke pieces for the table and beyond. He worked with us to create a collection of sleek, perfectly imperfect sets of dinnerware and serveware. 


    “We aim to add to the gastronomic experience.”


    See more of his work at mervyngers.com.

Mervyn Gers Collaboration

At west elm, we know that you love outfitting your home with stunning pieces created around the globe. This time, we partnered with Mervyn Gers to bring you high-quality dinnerware and serveware to brighten up your dining table. Cape Town-based ceramicist Gers works with some of the world’s top chefs and restaurants and has years of expertise creating pieces that are designed to make entertaining more enjoyable. Inspired by architecture and his favorite city, Istanbul, this collection adds exquisite handcrafted pieces for your table. Aiming to heighten the culinary experience, we’ve created this collection of sleek, perfectly imperfect serveware and dinnerware sets. Inspired not only by his expertise in the kitchen, this collection reflects his strong African roots and emphasizes the use of organic shapes and materials.

Inspired by nature, this dinnerware collection features an organic shape to mimic the roots of the culinary world. Available in glossy black and glossy white, this dinnerware collection serves as the perfect backdrop for vibrant centerpieces or as a stand-alone, understated design. If you look closely at the black glaze, you’ll notice a very faint speckle that is reminiscent of stars in the night sky. The white glaze also features this hard to achieve speckle for a textured look on a simple canvas. Each piece is designed purposely to look imperfect for a casual yet classy look. Made of hand-glazed stoneware, these dishes can be used both indoors and outdoors when entertaining guests.

Just like the Mervyn Gers dinnerware, serveware from this collection features white or black options. This collection offers trays in an exquisite octagon shape for added dimension and depth on the dining table. The hand-glazing reflects light for a subtle shimmer that draws attention to your tabletop. Alternatively, the round platter adds soft, clean lines to any table for a sophisticated silhouette that will impress friends and family.

Use these platters to serve up delightful appetizers from cheese and salami to hors d’oeuvres like cherry tomatoes and nuts. Since this collection features muted colors, you can use vibrant foods, such as grapes and pungent cheeses, to spice up the presentation. With the octagonal platter, use the edges to sweetly display crackers and the center to hold cold cuts, cheese and vegetables for a presentation your guests are sure not to forget. Serving bowls are better suited for dips and olives that guests can help themselves to while enjoying an aperitif and mingling with other attendees.

These handcrafted dishes and trays are available as individual pieces or in sets of four. You can mix and match styles and colors to achieve your dream design and it’s always easy to order just the right amount for your next event. With our standard delivery, you can receive your stunning dinnerware in four to five business days or opt for next day delivery if you need a last-minute upgrade for an important dinner. All pieces in this collaboration are dishwasher-safe so you can toss them in the machine and get back to focusing on the important things.

You can even use these dishes in the microwave so eating leftovers becomes a little bit more glamorous. Spice up your dining table with these exquisite pieces from the Mervyn Gers Collaboration. All dinnerware sets come complete with a mug, soup bowl, pasta bowl, salad plate and dinner plate. Each mug offers a 12-fluid ounce capacity so you can enjoy your favorite toasty beverages from hot chocolate to coffee and tea. With dinner plates measuring almost 11 inches in diameter, these dishes are right at home for daily meals or holiday events when you want to dig in and load up on delicious treats.