If you've ever tried balancing your cutlery on your plate at some function or party, you'll appreciate this tableware set. It's got recesses in the plates to hold either a fork, spoon or even chopsticks so your utensils stay put better while you are busy talking.
The chopsticks plate is understandable; the American-born designer, Ross McBride, lives in Tokyo with his Japanese wife.
The fourth plate is an ashtray which holds the matchbox. He calls his design "Grooveware".