Seeing as pieces from IKEA's 'Sittning' dinnerware collection celebrate real materials like cotton, mouth-blown glass and solid wood, authenticity and integrity are themes that seem to run throughout this line.
As well as emphasizing a connection with nature, making face-to-face connections with those nearby also seems to be a value promoted by Sittning. This is especially apparent in some of the table mats in this collection, which include phone-sized pockets to safely tuck devices away while dining. Since the use of phones at a dinner table can be extremely disruptive for others sitting nearby, this pocket placemat reminds people to be kind to those they are sharing close conversations with.
Aiming to foster more quality time with family and friends, Dolmio's Pepper Hacker is another example that more forcefully excludes technology from the dinner table.
Phone Pocket Placemats
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