Plato-Platuhan: John Lewis

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In 1929 John Lewis’s founder, Spedan Lewis, had a vision of a ‘better way of doing business’ which rewarded employees for their contribution. He created the John Lewis Partnership, a company owned by its employees. Today all John Lewis employees, are called ‘Partners’ and receive a share of the profit made each year.

John Lewis has 44 stores in the UK including; 31 traditional department stores, 10 ‘John Lewis at Home’ stores and most recently, 2 small format stores in London Heathrow airport – Terminal 2 and London’s St Pancras train station.

I attended the launch of John Lewis in SM Makati last May and guess what caught my eye:

John Lewis Restoration & Croft (Arundel Marble) Collections

This John Lewis Restoration Collection of tableware is presented in a muted color palette inspired by natural pigments. The Restoration collection is about rediscovering traditional heritage styling and adding a fresh twist for contemporary living.


The style is reminiscent of the vintage enamelware, also called enameled ware, became popular in the 19th century, when manufacturers of kitchen staples such as pots and pans coated everything from heavy cast iron to lighter steel with enamel.

Full of refined heritage charm, it is crafted from classic porcelain in white with contrasting navy trim detail for a striking finish.


I love the simplicity and quality of the John Lewis coffee set. I usually drink my cup of Joe in the morning using the coffee mug. I especially like the sugar container with matching porcelain teaspoon.


Bread and butter. If you like eating toast in the morning, I urge you to get buy this John Lewis toast rack. It’s an elegant way to serve bread for breakfast.


You can never have enough white porcelain platters! Lovely to serve family style meals and great to display around the kitchen or dining area. Just prop up the platter on a plate rack for instant sideboard decor!


Using a gravy boat is a civilized way to serve sauce. How chic is this?

John Lewis also offers beautiful marble platters. The Croft Collection Arundel Marble is elegant and low maintenance.


This lovely cheeseboard is crafted from white marble, making it a versatile piece and eco-friendly.


This lovely cake stand is made from marble and presented in an unusual oval shape. A sleek and original way to present your baking creations.

Elevate everyday meals with this chic tableware from John Lewis!


Finally, after playing “plato-platuhan” and devouring your meals, feel free to plop down in a sofa filled with comfy cushions from John Lewis.


Celebrate the best of Britain with this quirky collection. Patriotic prints and with a British bulldog print (‘Bruno’) are combined with plains for a bold, bright look.

John Lewis has a wide range of home products—bed, bath, tableware and accessories, such as candles and photo frames, at SM Home, SM Makati’s Fifth Level.

This will be the first of the 11 shop-in-shops in SM Retail locations across the Philippines— SM Makati, SM Aura Premier, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM Southmall in the Metro area, and SM Cebu and SM Lanang and 3 Our Home stores.

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  1. Lovely set Ms. Jenni. I so love your dining drop lights. If you don’t mind may I asking, where did you get your dining drop lights? Been looking here local but I didn’t find any. Hope I could hear from you soon. Thank you & Have a nice day. ☺️

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      Hi Dhors,

      The copper pendants are by Tom Dixon. I got them at MOs Design Bldg, Bonifacio High Street, Lane O 9th Ave, Taguig City.


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