Part of a design collaboration between HAY and artist Laila Gohar that celebrates the joy of meeting family and friends over a good meal, the Sobremesa Place Mats are designed to add a decorative edge to a table setting. Made in a nice quality OEKO-TEX® cotton with a colourful patchwork design, the placemats elevate the table's aesthetics, as well as protecting tables and other surfaces. Available in different designs, the place mats can be used on their own or with the tablecloth and napkins from the same collection.
Laila Gohar is a conceptual artist and chef who works with food as her artistic medium. She creates immersive experiences that blur the line between performance and dining. Gohar was born in Egypt, where she grew up in a large family of passionate cooks and hosts. She is now based in New York City where she works internationally, and is known for her high profile collaborations across art, design and fashion. Laila also writes a monthly column called How to Host It for FT’s How to Spend It magazine. For HAY, Laila Gohar has designed the Sobremesa Collection – a series of tableware and kitchen accessories designed to celebrate the joy of hosting.