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All Set for an Out of this World Dining Experience

With the growing trend of using dark colours and details to create drama and interest within our homes, a similar statement look can also be achieved at the dining table. We love all this interstellar at The Idealist, so when we saw this new range from Diesel, we had to have it!

Diesel Living with Italian brand Seletti, have joined supernatural forces to create a Cosmic Diner range available from We Interiors this Christmas. The collection reflects both classic and futuristic elements of life in space whilst exploring the art of the table and challenging the tradition of collectible items. From salt and pepper rocket grinders to meteorite glasses with additional pieces from Made and Habitat, we’ve complied our top ten items for an out of this world dining experience.

Front & Centre

Diesel Living with Seletti’s Starman vase takes centre stage on any table and is made from fine porcelain, £58.

The Edna shade is a smoked glass pendant light shade evocative of the classic space suit helmet in the Starman vase (above). It works within all room schemes thanks to it’s elegant globe silhouette. £35 from

Setting the Table

Bardo Black table runner. Regardless of the size or material of your dining table this woven runner brings texture and interest to the table and creates a dark backdrop. £15 from Habitat.

Dishing Out

Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Callisto Dinner Plates replicating the planets and their respective colours and surfaces. These are bold and striking key pieces from Diesel Living at Seletti’s Cosmic Dining collection, from £42.


Bask Set of 4 Round Felt Placemats in Charcoal. Placemats are an easy and affordable dining table update and very practical too. They add a natural texture whilst in keeping with the circular and planetary inspired theme. £14 for a set of four from Made.

Newbury 16 piece cutlery set will catch your guests’ attention. It adds a playful element and ties together the different colours found in space with a distinctive metallic look. £160 from Made.

Drinking In

Meteorite glasses, made with textured glass inside and a smooth outside, have a warm amber colour adding interest and originality. Small £21, large £24.50 from Diesel living with Seletti.

Adding Salt to Cosmic Dinner

Rocket salt and pepper grinders made from solid wood add a fun touch to any meal. £73.50 each from Diesel Living with Seletti.

Finishing Up

This Greta Jug brings height and stripped back design to the table. Its clean lines in classic black stoneware means it is a very versatile piece at £25, Habitat.

For a simple yet stylish platter, the round Merak at £30 is perfect. Made from powder coated aluminium it is designed to compliment the Greta Jug as featured above also from Habitat.

The secret to building a bold yet cohesive look is to mix statement pieces alongside equally well-designed basics on a dark background. With a good foundation in place, the sky really is the limit of what you place with it resulting in a versatile look that is future proof.

Diesel Living with Seletti items are available at WE Interiors and on 0207 738 2424. Other pieces from Made and habitat.

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All photos courtesy of respective brands.

  • Helen is a fabric designer and lives with her husband and two sons near Bath. She grew up by the sea in Cornwall and is reinventing a modern coastal look of interiors with her debut collection in a minimal graphic design inspired style. Passionate about pattern, Helen is constantly capturing images on her phone for potential design inspiration.

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