New York Tabletop Introductions Highlight Entertaining, Neutral Colors

At this Fall’s New York Tabletop Market, many introductions continue to focus on home entertaining. Other tableware trends seen at this October market include a variety of glazes, neutral colors and updates to classic patterns.

On the home entertaining front, exhibitors showcased a range of glassware inspired by signature cocktails, craft beer and whiskey. In addition, melamine tableware, suitable for outdoor entertaining, continues to expand to new suppliers. Lenox, for example, has introduced its Butterfly Meadow pattern in a melamine Outdoor Entertaining line, and Gibson has added a melamine extension to its Florence Broadhurst designer line.

Tervis debuted its Entertaining Collection of glassware, a grouping of rippled tumblers in a variety of colors, including clear. Libbey also focused on “The Art of Entertaining” in its newly designed showrooms. The company showcased two entertaining oriented sub brands: Just Indulge and the Perfect Collection.

Also of note at the Market were coffee themes, with a variety of mugs designed to make fun statements or allow a personalized style. Lifetime Brands, for example, made a statement with its Pfaltzgraff cafe collection. Nikko showcased a variety of luxury mugs and espresso cups.

In dinnerware, blue and white mix and match patterns appear to be trending this market, as are neutrals, such as gray and taupe. With these colors, for example, Lifetime Brands updated its Mikasa Antique White dinnerware pattern with Antique Blue and Antique Gray.

Lenox updated a classic as well, with new colors in its Opal Innocence bridal pattern. Lenox also added accent plates to six of its existing patterns: Murray Hill, Federal Platinum, Floral Veil, Lace Couture, Pearl Beads and Venetian Lace.

In addition to colors, a variety of new glazes— from a transparent glaze to a reactive glaze with an ombre effect— were apparent in Tabletop Market showrooms.