LAS VEGAS— Tabletop introductions at the Las Vegas Market will highlight serveware for both everyday entertaining as well as for the holidays. Tableware suitable for hostess gifts will be offered at key pricepoints. Natural materials such as granite and marble will be presented in artisan-oriented tableware and serveware, and higher-end melamine designs, a growing trend, will also be highlighted.
Abbiamo Tutto is focusing on its Woodlands tableware collection, featuring varying shades of green in a forest and deer motif. The collection includes gift and tabletop designs such as canapé dishes, carafe, covered beverage dish, serving platters and bowls, as well as traditional tabletop pieces.
Alessi is debuting a new holiday collection. The company’s new “Blue Christmas” collection was designed by Antonio Aricò. The full line includes a series of mugs said to depict stories and characters and are designed to capture the mood of the holiday season. The collection includes three 11-ounce bone china mugs.
Annieglass has added an extra large size to its Grove plank cheese boards. This redwood tree-inspired line features wood grain and knot designs incorporated into the glass. The Elements line of organically shaped trivets and trays, made from glass scrap, now features charcuterie boards available in 24k gold or platinum.
Annieglass is also adding a wine cooler, available in gold or platinum, to its Ruffle glass collection. The Roman Antique line now features a square cake server, while its holiday Evergreen collection now offers a 16-inch oval server.
Arte Italica is expanding its Giorgio barware collection to include a double old fashioned and highball glass, as well as a wine coaster and ice scoop. The new Semplice dinnerware collection features a simple, sophisticated design with elegant gold bands hand painted in 24-karat gold.
For the holiday season, Arte Italica will feature its Rosa Glass collection. Each piece features a red swirl design molted into the glass. Eight new pieces join the company’s holiday Natale collection, each designed with entertaining in mind. Bella Natale features evergreen boughs and snowy trees on a winter white background, which layer in with its Bella Bianca collection.
Beatriz Ball is debuting a new Mid-Century collection of metal serving pieces and a holiday giftables collection, with each gift item individually boxed and priced at $50 and under.
The company is also expanding the colorful and casual Vida collection with the new Organic Pearl assortment in luxury melamine. Featuring rims of cascading pearls, the pieces include trays, bowls and platters in five vibrant colorways.
CDI Furniture is featuring a set of four marble coasters. The company is also showcasing round, square marble platters in white or gray. These naturally cool platters can be used as serving boards, keeping cheese and charcuterie assortments at an ideal temperature, according to the company. CDI is also showcasing a set of six ceramic bowls with vibrant blue, white and green motifs.
CHRISTIAN ART GIFTS
Christian Art Gifts is debuting inspirational mugs as part of its Watercolor collection. The flowing scripted text complements the soft watercolors and messages of faith, hope and love. Each 12-ounce ceramic mug is packaged in a gift box with a coordinating design.
Under its byDesign serving collection, Demdaco is debuting lazy susans, spoon rests, and trivets. The artwork on each is said to coordinate with other serving accessories in the collection. The company’s new cocktail hour-inspired byDesign Toasting collection includes bottle stoppers and melamine cheese serving boards and spreaders at hostess gift pricepoints,
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Kiyasa Group is offering its Dogale branded exotic Safari Crocodile collection in orange and gray. Made in Italy, the collection is hand painted glass, with a silver plating finish on the back.
The company will also show its new Dragonfly collection by Prouna, part of the My Color series. Symbolizing maturity and power, the Dragonfly collection in tiffany blue is decorated with Swarovski crystals and hand painted in 24k gold. The collection is available in a five-piece place setting, dessert set and gift pieces such as a jewelry box and vase.
Kiyasa Signature, the company’s in-house brand, will introduce its new embroidered tray series, available in rectangular and square shapes.
Tapping into the lodge look, MeraVic is debuting new white stoneware designs with a deer motif. These tableware designs include a candy dish with lid and deer bowl with lid.
Winter Sparkle and Cranberry are two new seasonal designs in Merritt’s high-end melamine line. With both, the company is debuting a new printing on melamine process that creates a metallic sheen to the designs.
Sagaform is adding to its Club barware collection, with two additional glass sizes: a set of two 12-ounce tumblers and a set of four 2-ounce shot glasses. The company is also adding to its collection of squirrel shaped holiday pieces, meant to keep candy, cookies or valuables stored or on display.
Sea Stones is presenting its Harmony tea light holder. The granite rings nestle in pockets carved into the solid cherry base, intended to create a peaceful, Zen vibe, according to the company. The cherry has a hand-rubbed oil finish, and is said to be responsibly harvested and certified sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. Felt pads on the bottom protect furniture. The tea light holder includes standard five-hour tea lights and has a suggested retail price of $54.
Vista Alegre is showcasing Folkifunki by Jaime Hayon, a folklore inspired contemporary tableware collection in which each element stands out as a piece of art, which can decorate a wall or complete a table, according to the company.
With the success of the recent Wonder Woman movie, and the buzz surrounding the upcoming Justice League movie, Zak is focusing on its licensed ceramics and glass collection featuring the DC Comics characters at the market.