The crockery, cutlery, holloware and glass that graced CANBERRA’s tables were the details that did not escape her designers’ desks. Sir Hugh Casson called it the all important “visual consistency” and commissioned his architect wife to design the crockery. Lady Casson A.R.I.B.A, working with Geo. Ashworth & Bros, created a gun-metal grey maze-like design on durable ironstone china service which was both novel and ergonomic in shape and form.
David Mellor designed part of the holloware which was manufactured by Walker & Hall and used on board together with his existing “Fanfare range”. Eric Clements, in collaboration with the Cassons, designed the CANBERRA cutlery - all 63,000 items being made by Mappin & Webb. The wine service was designed by M. R. Stennett-Wilson, M.I.S.A. on behalf of Messrs. T. Wuidart & Co. Ltd. Additional glassware was specially designed and manufactured by T. W. Ide.