New York Tabletop Market Celebrates New Designs, Partnerships

The first day of the New York Tabletop Market, yesterday, October 13, celebrated new business partnerships, as well as new product designs.

Some showroom highlights: Nambé introduced a 24-SKU bone china dinnerware collection designed by European product designer Robin Levien. The collection also includes drinkware, flatware and complementary serving pieces such as wood trays. A four-piece place setting has an SRP of $70. It is the brand’s first dinnerware collection since ending its licensing partnership with Gibson.

Anchor Hocking previewed new glassware from Belgian brand Durobor that it anticipates bringing to the U.S. retail market. Durobor products are said to be break-resistant. The assortment contains products for beverageware as well as apertifs or desserts, hot or cold.

In other glassware news, Libbey showcased its new Perfect Signature glassware, a break-resistant made in the USA stemware. It also unveiled a new logo, a script letter L, similar to the one that has been at the bottom of its glasses, as part of its continued brand refresh.

Laurie Gates, Gibson’s new vp/creative, was on hand to showcase a variety of new handpaint dinnerware and to give a showroom tour of the company’s latest trends.

After hours, designer Domenico Vacca celebrated his new collection of alligator print dinnerware with Prouna at the Kiyasa Group showroom. ARC International had its “Find your Beach” party celebrating its new Corona and Modelo beer glass designs.

For more coverage of the New York Tabletop Market, see the Fall 2015 NOUVEAU in the October 12, 2015, issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®.