Decades of history are baked into these ceramic pieces from Bauer Pottery. Take their classic mid-century modern designs, for example—they’re Hollywood hot and California cool. An essential figure in their work was the famed industrial designer Russel Wright, who believed that the table was the center of the home (we’re inclined to agree). Wright was immensely influential in bringing modern design to American homes. Though the Bauer brand was shuttered in the 1960s, it was revived in 1998 and the iconic Russel Wright ceramics designs have been brought back to life. Today, it’s still the most widely sold American dinnerware ever in history.