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Exploring the “Little Things” That Lead to Big Magic With departo

10.26.21 | By
Exploring the “Little Things” That Lead to Big Magic With departo
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New to the Design Milk Shop, departo creates more than dinnerware. The brainchild of design powerhouses Yabu Pushelberg and Stellar Works, the brand was born in 2019 with a core mission to “create possibilities through permanence” – their expertly designed objects are the visual translations of this idea, and they speak to us on every level. Find departo in the Design Milk shop here, and read on to learn more about the concept behind the craft.

Inspired by life’s momentum, departo sees spaces as constantly in motion. For them, the notion of space is predicated on new discoveries existing behind every corner and a boundless free-roaming energy. With this in mind, departo pieces anchor us to the present moment, wherever in the world that might be. Featuring earthy neutral color palettes and artfully minimal and geometric shapes, every object in the departo collection can make a statement on its own or speak volumes together. So regardless of how you choose to dress your table (wherever it is), departo pieces represent the little things that inch us forward on life’s journey. These essential, everyday items made with fixed, permanent materials – ceramic, cast-iron and glass – are “the little things” imbued with endless magic and possibilities that enrich our daily lives. And in a world that feels like it’s forever in transit, it’s thoughtfully designed accessible pieces like departo’s that help create a sense of home.

departo little ceramic bowl on tabletop with intense shadow cutting across it

departo’s compact stoneware bowl is quite literally the little thing that makes everyday life special. Perfect for snacks and small bites, the Little Ceramic Bowl ($16) features a half-lip edge that adds modern geometric interest and catches light while still prioritizing function.

departo little ceramic bowl stacked on top of another little ceramic bowl with intense shadows cutting across them

The Little Bowls can even be combined to create an eye-catching centerpiece! There are tons of timeless colorways to choose from, though we’re partial to Slate Gray and Tobacco especially for this time of year.

Little Ceramic Bowl
departo’s compact stoneware bowl is quite literally the little thing that makes everyday life special. Perfect for snacks and small bites, the Little Ceramic Bowl features a half-lip edge that adds modern geometric interest and catches light while still prioritizing function. The Little Bowls can even be combined to create an eye-catching centerpiece! There are tons of timeless colorways to choose from, though we’re partial to Slate Gray and Tobacco especially for this time of year. 

$16
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hands holding a stack of chalk white departo low ceramic bowls in intense shadow

We love the handmade feel of departo’s Low Ceramic Bowl ($28). The bowl features a playful geometric shape – with a strong circular base that juts out from its wide angle to a fanned-out lip that makes the bowls as wonderful to look at as they are to use.

person setting a table with departo low ceramic bowls in chalk white

Available in the classic departo glazes, the Low Ceramic Bowl is perfect for individual use and serving alike and is bound to inject magic into every meal.

Low Ceramic Bowl 
We love the handmade feel of departo’s Low Ceramic Bowl. The bowl features a playful geometric shape – with a strong circular base that juts out from its wide angle to a fanned-out lip that makes the bowls as wonderful to look at as they are to use. Available in the classic departo glazes, the Low Ceramic Bowl is perfect for individual use and serving alike and is bound to inject magic into every meal. 

$28
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departo glassware with wine being poured into them

True to their ethos, departo encourages you to mix and match with their other glasses: the Low Glass ($10)  and the Wine Glass ($16). Available in tinted blue and smoke colorways, your cup will always be half full with these aesthetically pleasing glasses in your life.

departo blue tinted high glasses on a table with intense shadow

These sleek modern glasses feature an elevated, pillared base and smooth rounded curves that make them a simple yet stylish addition to your table. The High Glass ($12) is perfect for tall cocktails, water, juice – you name it.

High Glass
These sleek modern glasses feature an elevated, pillared base and smooth rounded curves that make them a simple yet stylish addition to your table. The High Glass is perfect for tall cocktails, water, juice – you name it. True to their ethos, departo encourages you to mix and match with their other glasses: the Low Glass and the Wine Glass. Available in tinted blue and smoke gray colorways, your cup will always be half full with these aesthetically pleasing glasses in your life.  

$12
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departo high candle with a white pillar candle on top of a table

Speaking of possibilities through permanence, the rigid look of the High Candle Holder ($45) will make a statement anywhere in your home. The candle holder’s cast iron construction is made even more tactile due to its padded leather lining, giving the harsh material a sense of warmth.

High Candle Holder
Speaking of possibilities through permanence, the rigid look of the High Candle Holder will make a statement anywhere in your home. The candle holder’s cast iron construction is made even more tactile due to its padded leather lining, giving the harsh material a sense of warmth. Style it on your dining table alongside your other departo pieces, on your bookshelf, side table, mantelpiece and more.

$45
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