Monno was established in 1984 by industrialist and philanthropist Harunar Rashid Khan Monno. The company designs and manufactures premium bone china and porcelain tableware suited to both retail and HoReCa sectors.

Companies work with Monno to develop their own tableware designs, or customise a collection from the brand’s private label portfolio.

Serving as a hub for all internal design projects, the brand’s London studio is where tableware collections are carefully designed and thoroughly prototyped. It is from here that the brand also devises and implements collaborations with other reputable designers and iconic brands.

Monno’s Ripple collection is an example of simplicity being the ultimate sophistication in design. Developed by Queensberry Hunt for Monno, it represents the final design of Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), Martin Hunt, who passed away in 2018.

Considered to be one of the most influential ceramic designers of the past fifty years, Hunt developed his designs through handmade models, which made him realise that it is not only what ceramic shapes look like, but how they feel in your hand that matters.

Testament to the designer’s process of combining aesthetics and ergonomics, the Ripple collection is defined by its concentric horizontal relief, which is particularly striking with the glazes that have been developed in Monno’s laboratory.

The ergonomic advantage to the relief, particularly on the plates, makes these items easier and safer to pick up and handle.