The first day at the New York Tabletop Market at Forty One Madison found showroom vendors entering new categories, and showing product reflecting the current fashion trends for the table.
Lenox entered the lighting category with lamps as well as new Irish cut crystal chandeliers, while Circle Glass entered the coffee and tea category, showcasing new French presses and tea pots with built-in infusers. Waterford had a party showcasing its rebellious side with its Rebel line of glassware, jewelry and perfume bottles, for example, a line designed by Jo Sampson.
Lifetime Brands showcased dinnerware and glassware from a new partnership with fashion designer Elie Tahari, and showcased new floral designs from its partnership with Kim Parker. Gibson celebrated new artistic dinnerware from its partnership with The Chew’s Clinton Kelly, titled Effortless Table.
Trend wise, the ombre effect added interest to both dinnerware and glassware patterns, and metallics that showed a mix of both matte and shiny finishes were particularly prevalent at the Lifetime Brands showroom. Rose gold continues to be a key metallic, with a slate gray as the key neutral color in tabletop.
Flatware and dinnerware patterns that hearkened back to the 1920s were seen in showrooms such as Robinson Home Products and Lenox. Glassware that features a “vintage chic” look, such as those that highlight a milk bottle look could be seen by vendors such as Circle Glass and Anchor Hocking.