Care institutions


Professional tableware for care institutions

Classic tableware and care tableware for the communal catering

Tableware for care institutions is subject to special requirements. Common dishes made of porcelain or ceramic break quickly, cause a higher risk of injury and often replacements. The tableware for the care and kitchen staff is required to be easy to carry. Moreover care homes need special tableware for the elderly, people with a disability or dementia in order to support independent eating and drinking and to have more time for the care.

ORNAMIN melamine tableware

Quality tableware for facilities for the elderly

The classic ORNAMIN tableware series in classic style (series 500) and the series in elegant design (series 1200) made of quality plastic have been developed specifically for professional use in care homes:

• fit on any common tray system
• absolutely dishwasher safe
• special shiny coating protects from scratches and discolourations
• surface brillance with elegant optics similar to porcelain
• broad rims for a colour design rich in contrasts
• pleasantly quiet background noise
• light weight: relief of the staff
• easier to allocate to different living areas/wards due to the colours and decors
• customisable even of a low number of units

Special tableware for the care

The requirements on supportive tableware for the care are distinct from those of classic dishes. This is why ORNAMIN developed special eating and drinking aids:

• special plates and mugs encourage independent eating and drinking
• orientation while eating due to contrasting colours
• ergonomic and safe
• discreet, not stigmatising aids enable independent food intake
• relieve the care staff
• intuitive usage due to hidden features
• standards of care is fulfilled, satisfaction of the residents increases
• absolutely dishwasher safe

ORNAMIN drinking aid

ORNAMIN dementia tableware

The ORNAMIN dementia tableware is characterised by red colour accents as the colour red plays an important role relating to dementia and Alzheimer’s. It provides orientation, has a positive effect on the appetite and those living with dementia can still recognise it even in the advanced stages. An often side effect of dementia is dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, which complicates swallowing. The ORNAMIN mugs with internal cone and special lid ensure that patients do not choke.

We have been really thrilled with the response to our ORNAMIN Mugs with internal cone. Since I first saw ORNAMIN at the Care Show I was really taken by the look of quality – and that is what has been so important to me in our ‘hunt’ for the best products – something longer lasting but that looks like restaurant quality. ORNAMIN certainly ‘ticked that box’. We also ordered the classic style mugs 300 ml – at first I was a little concerned that the white ones might look and feel a bit like cheap plastic BUT the feedback has been outstanding. The elderly people who we provide services for love them – every comment was how light and easy to use they are. I certainly get it myself – I’ve used them and really understand how they would feel. And – as for the blackberry mug – we all just adore the colour and people are loving them (They look like a takeaway Costa coffee as well which makes me smile)!

Tui Shirley – Director at The Oasis Care Home Ltd

The majority of our day guests exhibits signs of dementia, both physically and mentally. The tableware range with supportive features by ORNAMIN enables everyone to eat independently. In addition, our day guests have chosen to drink more often since we started using the red cups by ORNAMIN. This is a huge advantage because the desire to drink often declines in old age. This is why I would be happy to recommend ORNAMIN tableware to our guests‘ families for use at home.

Anne, manager of a day centre

We have been working with ORNAMIN for some time now and find the company a pleasure to be associated with. Their Customer Service is excellent and nothing is too much bother to help us with our marketing and sales. Our Australian market is so pleased to have the ORNAMIN Dinnerware here now and all sectors of the market are purchasing, from Residential Care Facilities to Hospitality and also the Home market. There is nothing in our market that meets the same standard and quality of the ORNAMIN products.

Jan Wood
Healthcare Speciality Products, Australia

In UGARI we are delighted to offer to the Spanish and Portuguese markets a range of products like ORNAMIN, with a product development that responds to the real needs of users and an aesthetic design that transmits… Joy of living!

Eugenio Lorbada
Managing Director
Ugari Geriátrica, SLU

Premium plastic tableware for care institutions

ORNAMIN tableware secure grip


no shards, no risk of injury

ORNAMIN extremely sturdy


high-quality and durable material

ORNAMIN melamine particularly light

Particularly light

plastic weighs only about a third of porcelain

ORNAMIN particularly quiet

Pleasantly quiet

low noise emission

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Saving of costs

low breakage rate, less need for replacements

ORNAMIN melamine brilliant optics

Brilliant optics

looks like porcelain

Professional tableware for care institutions


ORNAMIN Quality: Efficiency that is accountable

With professional melamine tableware by ORNAMIN you can save 3,875 GBP and more over the usage time of five years in comparison to porcelain. This was proven by a survey asking professionals from trade and application. Thereafter, porcelain has a breakage rate of 15 – 50 %, whereas with melamine it is less than 5 %.

Maybe you are unsure how much tableware you need for your number of residents. Gladly we will help you calculating and make you an individual offer.

More information on the melamine advantages you will find here.

ORNAMIN Melamine breakage


Daniela Bugla

Ornamin contact

You are interested in the ORNAMIN tableware for professional use in care institutions or need further information? We are happy to help you calculating and to make you an individual offer.

Daniela Bugla +44 (0) 121 667 6279