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Glass dinnerware sets for a touch of the Mediterranean at Melenos Lindos, Greece
Melenos Lindos is an intimate retreat hidden in the Aegean Sea on the Rhodes island of Greece. The hotel is located on island’s famous Lindos heritage archaeological site and offers a combination of panoramic sea views with a doze of history.
The hotel is conceptualized as a village within village, with multiple small buildings, venues, terraces and gardens blended into the structure and architecture of the existing ancient Lindos site. Described as the “heritage village style”, the design of the retreat is based on the adaptation of the 17th century Lindian architecture, carrying the stylistic influences from the Byzantine, Medieval, Arabic and Ottoman times.
To re-create the atmosphere of the ancient Mediterranean city and pay homage to the island’s rich history, the design of the hotel incorporates sandstone and white-washed buildings, stone walls, pebble mosaics, details in hand-made ceramics and carved wood and decorative murals. The combination of tradition, comfort and serene natural surroundings makes Melenos Lindos a cozy romantic retreat.
We collaborated with the hotel over the years on helping create dining setting reflective of the Mediterranean tradition and heritage. The hotel’s dining venue specializes in traditional Greek cuisine, with modernized interpretation of dishes through innovative pairings of ingredients and flavors.
The selection of our designs chosen included a range of simple and elegant glass dinnerware, from large dinner plates for the main course dishes to serving bowls, small bread and butter plates, appetizer plates and large ice buckets.
Our restaurant tableware for Melenos Lindos includes chiefly items in clear glass, with occasional plates with pearly white or yellow accents. Tableware designs chosen by the hotel have predominantly soft shapes that give relaxed yet elegant look to the food presentation.
The frosty glass surfaces intensify the fresh look of the dishes and perfectly reflect the natural light in the al fresco dining setting. The combination of glass dinnerware, traditional surroundings and understated elegance create the ultimate Mediterranean dining experience.