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A summer dinner dressed in white

01-May-2019
A pop-up outdoor celebration with all guests dressed in white. This sums up the phenomenon “Dîner en blanc,” or dinner in white. See how you can do your own take, one festive dinner setting at a time.
Section of long table set in a romantic, lavish way with white furniture, cloth and tableware; cake, cookie tray and flowers.
Long table set for dessert in romantic, lavish way in all white chairs, tables and textiles, with various floral decorations.

Romantic dinner for two – or two hundred

Originated in Paris in the eighties, a touch of romance is central to the Dîner en blanc concept. Based on a bring-your-own principle with portable parts, it’s also easy to multiply. Candlelight dinner or massive feast is up to you.
Schematic layout of dinner kit in simple, functional style; besides wicker basket and collapsible table, everything in white.

Functional and simplistic

With a lightweight kit like this, you’re free to set your table anywhere. Folded away in a flash, it’s also ideal for spaces you use for more activities than dining.
Two places at the table, facing each other, set in festive fashion with double plates, champagne coupes and decorations.

The details make the feast

A bring-along dinner may require some practical choices, but bring some props for effect as well. After all, a staged dinner is the right place for grand gestures.
Layout of a dinner kit in all white, with modern, clean lines and matching textiles; tableware including serving stand.

Straightforward and modern

Fancy dinner or everyday meal, this combination sets you up beautifully and reliably throughout the summer.
Image of individual place setting in all white, with glasses, tableware and floral decorations creating a feeling of luxury.

A table setting to remember

The right table setting can improve the simplest meal. No matter if you’re under a tree or in a dining hall, go with tableware that makes the occasion special.
Schematic layout on a floor of a dinner kit consisting of sturdy, elegant pieces in white, complemented by white textiles.

Playful and extravagant

This mix of select materials and clean lines will carry you through any and all dinner companies. Regardless if it’s a one-off dinner or a fixture for all of summer, a playfully festive table setting or just chairs and table.
Individual place at extravagantly set table, white tableware and flowers, fronted by a wine glass holding a lit sparkler.

The blazing finale

A traditional Dîner en blanc is usually finished with a joint lighting of sparklers. It marks the end of dinner and is the signal to fold your chairs and head home. Unless you’re home already – then it’s simply a good way to highlight the moment.
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Made by
Interior designer: Gretchen Broussard
Photographer: Måns Jensen
Writer: Henrik Annemark