The first day of the fall New York Tabletop Market, which kicked off Tuesday, September 27, was brimming with showroom events and retail buyer activity, despite the ongoing renovations and construction at the Forty One Madison building.
From a trend perspective overall, in dinnerware, experimentation in glazes seems to be key this season. In particular, showrooms showcased the variety of looks and techniques now present within implementing reactive glazes. The style could be seen in a variety of showrooms, such as Lenox, which highlighted new looks in Lenox and Dansk assortments, as well as in Gibson’s showroom. The glaze trend was also seen among Lifetime Brands’ Mikasa and Gourmet Basics tableware lines. Iridescent glazes added luster to collections as well, and could be seen in Gibson’s Laurie Gates branded assortments as well as Lifetime’s Mikasa brand. Terracotta, and artisanal looks, are also prevalent in dinnerware at the fall market.
Gray also continues to trend. Some examples seen at the tabletop market include Kate Spade’s Charlotte Street dinnerware in a gray colorway, Denby highlighting its gray pattern under the company’s Burleigh brand, Mikasa’s Cheers glassware available in smoke, and Lenox’s Butterfly Meadow Carved line, which is now available in a slate colorway.
In glassware, cocktail beverageware seems to be strong, with Orrefors debuting new cocktail and cognac glasses, and Lenox’s Tuscany expanding with new cocktail glasses, such as modern cocktail and hurricane glasses, as well as new martini glasses. Thomas O’Brien was also on hand in the Reed & Barton showroom to showcase a new textured barware line featuring tools and glassware.
For more coverage of the New York Tabletop Market, see the fall edition of Nouveau in the September 26, 2016, issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®.