Blog: Classic Themes Shape Tabletop Launches in NY

Tabletop ShowFrom top to bottom, Kelly Wearstler for Pickard China, Sieger by Furstenberg's Ca' d'Oro, Twig New York dinnerware, Lenox Gold Rush giftware

NEW YORK-Architectural influences, the ever popular combinations of blue and white and black and white, and a preponderance of gold across all tabletop categories marked the introductions at the New York Spring Tabletop Show this week.

Looking back at a blog post made during last year's spring show, these were the nearly the same design directions noted almost exactly a year ago. But if something is working, why not stay with it?

Packard introduced two striking white and gold dinnerware patterns by designer Kelly Wearstler, displayed alongside new all-gold flatware by Herdmar ... Sieger by Furstenberg launched a black and white, geometrically based dinnerware collection called Ca' d'Oro, which means "the golden time," a reference to treasured moments around the table with family and friends ... Moser introduced several art glass pieces, including a stylized butterfly in orange and blue and City Vases in four shapes and several colorways ... Lifetime Brands is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Cheers franchise with a slew of new pieces, ranging from formal dinnerware patterns to serveware to mixed material pieces in cork and white porcelain. Lifetime also introduced 10 formal dinnerware patterns and 15 casual dinnerware offerings, and showcased pieces from the newly acquired Empire Silver brand, including several baby giftware items and pewter pieces.

Hankook Chinaware launched the Hankook brand of whiteware, and Twig New York, a boutique brand of bone china aimed at the young and hip. The fresh approach to design and the techniques employed make the brand a standout ... Nambe introduced the Oceana collection of sea-themed pieces and expanded its design-oriented housewares line with a tea and coffee story ... Royal Copenhagen has created solid-colored dinnerware in matte blue (Blue Fluted) and black (Black Fluted) ... Lenox launched the Entertain 365 assortment of white porcelain designed to work in almost any dining situation, added new design motifs to the Butterfly Meadow and French Perle collections, launched a new matte-finished china giftware line called Gold Rush, expanded the DKNY collection to include four colorful dinner and giftware stories, and experimented with three-piece place settings (a dinner plate, salad plate and all-purpose bowl) in a select number of patterns to achieve a slightly lower price point. -Allison Zisko