Inspirations

Summer Settings: Classic Woven Placemats for the Effortless Table

These natural-fiber placemats conjure, for me, the frisbee-shaped woven discs we’d pop paper plates into to class up a cookout when I was a kid. But these handwoven versions, from Hawkins New York, are an elevated take: summer ease meets just the right amount of retro. They’re best paired with good plates, not paper, and casual-cool gatherings.

the handwoven placemat ($12) is created by brand itza wood in guatemala; $ 9
Above: The Handwoven Placemat ($12) is created by brand Itza Wood in Guatemala; $12 each from Hawkins New York.
and the subtly tasseled woven placemat is made in morocco; $14 each from hawk 10
Above: And the subtly tasseled Woven Placemat is made in Morocco; $14 each from Hawkins New York.

In pursuit of more summery objects for the tabletop? Might we suggest: