Fashion Inspiration Drives Fresh Lifetime Tableware Designs

CHICAGO— Inspired by fashion, Southwestern design and the tropics, the tabletop division of Lifetime Brands will introduce several new fresh flatware, glassware, serveware and dinnerware pieces at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show.

Lifetime will put color in the spotlight with its Mikasa Avalon drinkware. According to the company, the new collection has a casual vintage design that features an optic swirl on the bowl, a structured stem and petite foot. The new drinkware comes in seafoam green and periwinkle. The dishwasher-safe collection is sold in sets of four and is available in goblets, iced beverage glasses, and all-purpose glasses for a suggested retail price of $29.99 per set.

Taking a cue from fashion and pop culture, Lifetime will introduce the Towle Living Dream Rainbow flatware set. The main feature of the set is the iridescent sparkle of the flatware’s rainbow finish. The finish is created through a PVD coating, while the flatware is forged, which gives it a comfortable weight in the hand. In addition, the flatware is said to be durable and suitable for everyday use.

The Towle Living Dream Rainbow flatware is available as a 20-piece set, which includes four of each of the following: dinner forks, dinner knives, dinner spoons, salad forks and teaspoons and has a suggested retail price of $99.99.

On the other end of the design spectrum is the Towle brand’s Antique Spreader sets. The spreaders are made of 18/8 stainless steel and can be used for soft cheeses, tapenade, hummus, butter or cream cheese. Each set includes four spreaders, each with its own uniquely designed handle.

Lifetime also made available the antique spreaders in a gold finish, which are said to have a medieval aesthetic, as well as in a pewter finish, designed to speak to consumers that are fond of the baroque art style. The antique spreaders also come in a copper finish and feature floral motifs as a nod to Victorian time periods. All of the spreaders have a suggested retail price of $24.99 per set.

The company is also tapping into the popular Southwestern design trend for its latest offering from the Wallace brand. The Wallace Taos collection of flatware and serveware are crafted from 18/0 stainless steel and are adorned with intricate sculptural motifs that capture the essence of Southwestern jewelry design. The handles all feature a raised texture.

The collection includes a set of
four salsa spoons; four-piece skewer set; set of four cocktail forks; set of four iced beverage spoons; set of four demitasse spoons and a set of four spreaders. The suggested retail price for each set is $22.50.

Lifetime is also introducing the Wallace Taos two-piece salad serving set, also crafted from 18/0 stainless steel. This two-piece salad set has a suggested retail price of $30.

Wallace is also unveiling the Salacia gold accent stainless steel flatware, which is said to feature patterns of the surging sea and the abundant riches of nature found beneath the waves. The Wallace Salacia gold accent flatware is crafted from 18/10 stainless steel, with accents of gold. The 20-piece set includes service for four, with four dinner knives, dinner forks, dinner spoons, salad forks, and teaspoons for a suggested retail price of $249.99.

The Wallace Royal Baroque stainless steel flatware is said to capture the classic symbols and beauty of the Renaissance time period. The handles feature a sculptural, hand-wrought design, with playful open work and intricate, three-dimensional detail. The Wallace Royal Baroque flatware is available as a 20-piece set for a suggested retail price of $270.

Also taking a cue from the Southwestern design trend is the Wilton Armetale Taos serveware collection, which is made from a food-safe aluminum alloy that makes it safe for both cooking and serving food, the company said. The pieces can be used on the stove, oven, or grill and then used for serving. The pieces are polished to a finish, and each is adorned with intricate sculptural motifs that are also said to capture the essence of Southwestern jewelry design. The pieces are heat safe to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and require hand washing.

The company has brought a bit of the Caribbean to its Wilton Armetale Palm Breeze metal pitcher. The new pitcher features a vibrant, playful palm tree and beach pattern. It is made from enameled iron and can be used to serve iced tea, lemonade, water, sangria or margaritas. It can also be used outdoors.

From Pfaltzgraff, Lifetime will introduce the Blossom Brown dinnerware set that is made of stoneware. It has traditional intricate embossing and an antiqued finish. The 16-piece set includes four 11-inch dinner plates, four 8-inch salad plates, four 6-inch soup bowls and four 12-ounce mugs. The new stoneware is dishwasher and microwave safe and has a suggested retail price of $79.99 for a 16-piece set.