NEW YORK— Tabletop collections offered at the summer edition of NY Now will provide retailers a chance to add a bit of shimmer and shine to their collections for the fourth quarter and holiday season. Gold, copper and platinum design elements will be shown as accents in dinnerware, glassware, flatware and accessories. Tabletop vendors are boosting their efforts to bring glamour back to the table, and in a fun way, such as designs that hearken back to the jazz age or that incorporate metallics into contemporary geometric patterns.
Abbiamo Tutto will showcase towels and ceramics made in Italy. The newest collection, Barca, features a sailboat design. The company is also showcasing a double blue striped pattern in its monogram and personalization collection.
Aesthetic Content’s new Lagoon pedestal serving bowls are crafted from earthenware ceramic and sustainable cork. The bowls can be used together to form a centerpiece, or apart as servers or dessert stands. The cork can be removed for microwaving or dishwashing, the company said.
Annieglass is featuring glass paired with metals. The company’s new Mod collection is a Dutch-inspired design, with three sizes of oval servers that feature 24k gold or genuine platinum-dipped styles. In addition, the company’s new Edgey 15-inch large square platter is cut from thick glass, then hand-chipped, sanded and hand painted with precious metal luster, kiln fired and glazed.
The Ariana Ost brand takes a jewelry approach to home objects and aims to make “the art of glamour relevant again.” For the table, the brand casted doily lace into metal to create two styles of coasters. The company will also showcase elevated napkin holders, as well as two styles of marble coasters.
ARK OF CRAFTS
In NY Now’s Artisan Resource, Ark of Crafts is debuting its Arinna copper tabletop collection. Highlights include hand hammered trays, bowls, plates and boxes that are said to be exemplary of Turkish copper craftsmanship.
Artel will feature its Curiosity Cabinet collection, comprised of six different natural-history motifs— bat, beetle, blowfish, butterfly, skull and snake— that are available either individually or as a set of six assorted glasses. The collection is offered in a range of vibrant colors, including a new color, smoke.
Among Badash Crystal’s many tabletop and home décor introductions, the Maui oval bowl is made of thick European mouth blown and handcrafted lead free crystal. The company’s new Andre decanter holds 24 ounces and is mouth blown in Poland. The decanter can be used for scotch, whiskey or bourbon, the company suggested.
B BY BRANDIE
B by Brandie is expanding its Maxwell bone china collection with a navy and gold charger plate. A gold dinner plate and platter will also be added to its Hutton and Zelda patterns, respectively. The company will also showcase various new bowl sizes.
Enrico will expand its Acacia Tree collection with a classic acacia wood serve bowl, salad servers and oval platter. Each design is handcrafted from a solid block of Thai acacia wood and
finished with food-safe clear lacquer. The natural contrast between dark heartwood and light sapwood is said to give each piece a rustic charm.
Julia Knight’s new Aurora stoneware dinnerware is the brand’s first entrée into the category. Aurora’s tableware exteriors are offered in gray, sand or white and the interior features a dishwasher, microwave and oven safe gold reactive glaze.
Merona and Gold Coast are the latest additions to the Lenox line of metal giftware. Both patterns feature a champagne gold color that embellishes the organic finish. Key designs include serving bowls and trays, as well as an assortment of textural frames.
Australia’s Nashi Home will show resin home products with textures and colored swirls and styles to render each piece different from the next, according to the company. The colors are inspired by the beach and water of the country’s Bondi Beach. Nashi Home will feature tabletop such as bowls, platters, salad servers, cake stands and home décor such as pendant lights, clocks, picture frames and bathroom products.
Nouvelle will feature hammered stainless steel designs in both silver and gold colorways. The company will offer salt and pepper shakers, dessert fork and spoon sets, salad servers, and cake/pie servers.
Picnic Time’s new Pilsner beer accessories set presents a year-round gift opportunity for beer lovers, the company suggested. The set features two tall Pilsner glasses, cork coasters and bottle opener. In addition, the company will also showcase a growler tote and craft beer flight set.
Q Squared is entering the drinkware category with its crystal cut inspired Tritan Aurora collection. Featured in stemless wine, double old fashioned and highball options, the cups are featured in clear as well as topaz, ruby and twilight jewel tones.
Rosanna’s winter 2016 collection will include festive holiday designs, such as Fa La La and Good Cheer. Fa La La features dishes in vibrant reds and gold, while Good Cheer features fun and whimsical graphics in glam pink and gold color combinations. In addition, the Jazz Age line conjures the liberated flapper girl spirit of the 1920s with mottos like “Dance and Drink all Night” and “Champagne for Breakfast.” With polka dotted, gold brushed glassware, flirty patterns in pink, gold, and black, the Anything Goes collection is said to be a feminine-chic design.
TWIG NEW YORK
Twig’s new bone china Language of Flowers collection features amaranth globes, black-eyed susans, daisies, poppies, dandelions, tulips, morning glories, magnolias, laurel leaves, laurestine, forget-me-nots and honeysuckle. The floral inspired assortment is hand painted.
Vista Alegre is featuring tabletop collections brought about through designer partnerships. For example, the Blue Ming by Marcel Wanders collection features symmetrical parts with sculptural elements, reinventing the century old tradition of porcelain Delft, called Delft Blue. Carrara by Coline Le Corre is a black and white collection featuring a refined geometric design. Mouraria by Mariza is a porcelain tea set featuring ornate gold filigree.
Boutique art glass company Viterra will launch a dozen new collections, including handmade vases, bowls, platters and centerpieces. One of these will be Honeycomb, a collection of oversize vases with a graduated color shift in a honeycomb pattern.
Yedi Houseware, following on the success of its Desert Gold collection, is featuring a gold rim on its newest bone china collection. Featured in the line are dinner, side and soup plate, cereal bowl, salad bowl, cup and saucer, mugs and small bowl, all available in sets of four.