Lenox Corp. will debut a new design tabletop collection by Scalamandre, the “legendary American textiles house,” as the housewares vendor put it in a recently released statement. The collection will bow at the New York Tabletop Market this week, in Lenox’s Forty One Madison showroom.
The collection features patterns inspired by Scalamandre’s fabrics and wall coverings.
Five Scalamandre signature designs were selected for a complement of dinnerware, stemware, flatware and giftware, Lenox noted, among them the iconic Zebras that once graced the walls of Gino’s restaurant in New York City Also included were Love Birds, one of Scalamandre’s reproduction fabrics, Bouvier, a favorite of Jackie Kennedy adapted from an 18th century French design, Toile Tale, a fanciful Chinoisierie landscape of flowers, fretwork, figures, pagodas and parasols, and Stravagante, an Italian Baroque still life design.
“Lenox is thrilled to join Scalamandre to create a new tabletop and gift collection,” said Lester Gribetz, president of Lenox. “Scalamandre represents the pinnacle of taste and tradition with unapologetic elegance, and its distinctive blend of the classic and the new is as timeless as it is fresh.”
Steven Stolman, president of Scalamandre, said, “We are honored to be with Lenox and could not ask for a better partner to adapt our designs onto fine dinnerware. Lenox has a great design pedigree, and we needed a collaborator to develop a collection that reflects an understanding of pattern language, scale and color with an exacting attention to detail. Each pattern is handcrafted in the USA and we couldn’t be more pleased with the Scalamandre by Lenox collection.”