Spring was in the air as attendees of this year’s Spring New York Tabletop Market were greeted by billowing floral displays in the lobby of Forty One Madison. The blooms hinted at the fresh new trend oriented tableware designs that awaited in the showrooms throughout the building.
As vendors continue to work on connecting with the younger consumer, tapping into their lifestyles and shopping habits played a large role in what was shown and how it was presented to buyers. Artisanal quality, organic shapes with tactile treatments trended across many new collections vendors have brought forth for spring.
Lenox, for example, presented its new mix-and-match Textured Neutrals line which showcases the brand’s casual approach to dinnerware that was more organic yet still steeped in the company’s tradition to detail. Taking a cue from nature, the new collection introduces soft tones with textured patterns that merge florals and subtle patterns in an effort to encourage consumers to play with different combinations.
Texture also played a large role across the Denby showroom, where the new Studio Grey collection introduced new artisanal shapes and designs such as a coupe plate with what resembles ribbing on the surface, as well as handleless mugs that conform to the hand.
Lifetime Brands has also played with its dinnerware patterns, bringing more organic shapes to its collections, including the Mikasa Napa Countryside collection, which includes a subtle, raised lattice pattern along the edges, bringing interest to the white ironstone collection.
For more coverage of the New York Tabletop Market, see NOUVEAU in the April 1 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®.