Creative master chefs Kristof and Stefan Boxy are no strangers to the culinary heights, as has been the case for some time. Everything about them is enthralling: from their sparkling personalities to the exclusive dishes and the finesse with which they make every party unforgettable. Completely averse to trends, they always take the less obvious path. This is no different for Take Time, the tableware line the Boxy twins have created together with Serax. A collection that is just as unique and quirky as the twins themselves.
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With Take Time, the Boxy twins – who grew up in a family of six children – mainly want to bring back the family ambience to the dinner table. Turning every meal into a feast and evoking the atmosphere of Grandmother dusting off her best tableware to indulge several generations with her cooking skills on Sundays. A tableware line that invites you to take that little extra step to make the guests’ welcome tangible. When Stefan Boxy spotted the plates out of the corner of his eye during a visit to the studio of Belgian ceramist and artist Hilde Degryse, he was immediately inspired.

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Just like the Boxy twins, Hilde Degryse is adept at timeless beauty in a bold design with a spoonful of humour. This is clearly reflected in her design for the Take Time tableware collection. Very fine off-white porcelain, with here and there a golden streak or droplet, gives the dishes a chic look that recalls the former grandeur of hotels such as the Ritz. But in a Boxy way: with a twist. The plates, coffee cups, bowls and large dishes, designed for sharing, season your meals with a pinch of geniality, a dash of humour and an abundance of elegance.

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A tableware line also requires cutlery …. At an exhibition, they saw a very original cutlery set, a work of art by the West-Flanders artist, DD Trans, who ‘recreates’ inconspicuous everyday objects we usually do not deem worthy of a second glance. Moreover, he adds an additional dimension and elevates them into fine art. However, making such cutlery with a silver coating suitable for daily use proved to be a daunting task. After two years of searching and experimenting, Serax succeeded in developing a stainless-steel cutlery collection with knives, spoons and forks that look as if they are made of aluminium foil, while in reality they are extremely solid and surprisingly heavy. Bold and unarguably unique. And thus, guaranteed to be the talk of the moment at any dinner table.

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Stefan Boxy took on the challenge of designing the glasses. In line with the tableware, elegance and memories of the stately hotels of the past are predominant. With the cobalt blue water glasses Stefan revives the dinnerware from the Ritz, which used to have a blue edge. The timeless class is reflected in the very fine contemporary crystal of the wine glasses and the nostalgic champagne coupes. With the Boxy twins’ Take Time collection for Serax, every meal becomes a feast.

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