Heller melamine dishware reigns as the king of iconic dishware from the 1970's, no doubt about it. my first memories of these rainbow colored dishes are from about 1975, when they'd make appearances at backyard bbq's hosted by families in our Fargo neighborhood. so, if Heller found its way to North Dakota, you know it had some seriously far-reaching curb appeal. designed by massimo vignelli and originally produced in italy, Heller moved production to the U.S. of A in 1971 where it instantly became a must-have for anyone with an eye for style. regardless if you collect vintage heller wares or newly produced pieces (you can purchase new, white heller dishware at dwr.com or unicahome.com), each piece will stack together seamlessly- Heller still uses the original molds in its production. this set contains 5 dinner plates (in yellow, orange, blue, purple, and pink), and 4 mugs (green, blue, yellow, and pink). they show some very minor utensil scuffs, but no chips or cracks. if you own a vintage airstream, spartan, va-ka-shun, or shipp-ette, then these are a must-have for your camping adventures. but if you don't, heller dishware is perfect for your kitchen (or backyard) at home. no need to go camping to eat in style.