Porcelain as opposed to glass usually has the leading role on a dining table. Glass is an impressive alternative to porcelain. The "Mod" crystal glass plate from Artel for example combines a black-and-white colour contrast with a geometric Sixties pattern. Unlike porcelain, glass always has an additional feature that adds to the overall effect: Light passes through it. Thus, glass plates not only often appear to glow from the inside, they also project fascinating and wonderful colours and patterns onto the table. Whether as individual plates or in combination, glass plates have great potential.