It’s not often a placemat can boast serious design credentials, but this one can. It was designed by Gerd Hay-Edie, and has been brought back into production by the newly relaunched Mourne Textiles, the company she formed in the 1950s. Woven from a mixture of linen, cotton and wool, it will make a stylish addition to the dinner table.
£85 for a set of four. www.mournetextiles.com