The Italian hillside town of Deruta is known throughout the world for its spectacular pottery. For over six centuries, the craftspeople of Deruta have produced and exported ceramics. Our collection of vases, plates, platters, and more are the same classic designs that have made Deruta vastly popular. Contemporary variations as seen in the Fresco collections are a newer take on old world design. Miele is a subtly-rendered fruit pattern from a small, family-owned factory in Deruta. Fruit is a very popular motif in Italian ceramics as fruit is almost always present during mealtime in Italy. With its bright purple grapes and sunny yellow apples on a warm, off-white background, Miele’s colorful design creates a lovely dining atmosphere.