Formal, Casual Styles Highlight Tableware At Ambiente

Retailers shopping the 2016 Ambiente, held at Messe Frankfurt from February 12 to 16, will discover a breadth of tabletop, from formal to casual, ranging from platinum banded cut crystal vases and bowls to decorated acrylic double old fashioned glasses.

Tableware designs will feature a variety of materials as well, from contemporary melamine dinnerware to mixed material collections incorporating slate, marble and oak. Buyers will also be able to find hydration bottles and thermal mugs with the latest functional features.

For example, Q Squared will showcase new melamine tableware patterns. Portsmouth takes a design nod to nautical nostalgia, while Lima features lively greens and fresh blues. The company will also feature its popular Talavera pattern, already available in blue and red, in a natural color option.

Q Squared will also bring a limited assortment of its new solid color Ruffle Hues collection, as well as line extensions to its original white Ruffle collection, for example, a dinner bowl and tray.

For more on Ambiente tabletop introductions, see the February 1 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®. This issue also features the Cookware & Bakeware Report and the Housewares Census 2016 supplement, a comprehensive annual resource for category-by-category statistical analysis of the housewares industry.