The other day, as I stacked clean dishes in the cabinet, I wished that plates didn't have to be so noisy. Even when I'm careful, there's clatter, clank, squeak and rattle emanating quite noisily.
I wonder, in this era of space-age materials and industrial design, whether anyone makes rubberized, composite, ceramic, natural, or otherwise alternative dinnerware that has heft, substance, style, and class.
That list of qualities eliminates the obvious (paper, melamine, standard poolside polycarbonate).
That leaves stuff like:
Resin-impregnated bamboo. Wood. Really hard cured rubber. Carbon fiber. Fiberglass.
Is there anyone out there making dinnerware that can go in the dishwasher, not harbor microbial infections (a la raw wood salad bowls), not peel and lose their finish, not make food taste funny, and potentially go in the microwave/oven/broiler from time to time?
If it's out there, I'll buy it.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions/links.