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Fors is a collection of ceramic and wood tableware created by Vanessa Eckstein and Muriel Solomon.Handout

For Fors co-founders Vanessa Eckstein and Muriel Solomon, there’s meaning to be found in the things we surround ourselves with. “There is a soulfulness in objects,” Ecsktein says. “It’s something that, when you use it, it brings a sense of joy.” In October, the two friends solidified that outlook with the launch of Fors, a collection of ceramic and wooden tableware. “It’s all about celebrating the daily rituals, whether that’s your own personal ritual of having a cup of coffee or brewing your tea in the morning or sharing that moment with friends and family over a meal and having a great conversation and laughs,” Solomon says.

Conceptually and aesthetically, Fors has a global spirit. Its curved, sensual shapes were inspired by a vase Eckstein, who hails from Argentina, encountered years ago at a small museum in Mexico, while the intention of creating objects with meaning and thoughtfulness was spurred on during a trip to Mongolia. Solomon, who was born and raised in Paris, fell in love with ceramics while visiting Copenhagen.

With 51 pieces in the collection, including plates, bowls, serving dishes and cups, Fors is intended to be used daily and is safe for dishwashers and microwaves. Some of the star pieces include teapots and a carafe, which doubles as a flower vase. Each is available in white, grey, coral or rose. “Sharing a meal is not about the food itself alone, it’s actually about the conversation, the lingering in time, the depth. That is important to our lives,” Eckstein says.

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Fors Carafe in White, $80.

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Fors Large Plate in Coral, $45, and Large Bowl in Rose, $36.

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Fors Medium Cup in Grey, $26 each.

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