Blog: New York Tabletop Show, Day 3

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The New York Tabletop Show wraps up today, winding down what has generally been a positive show (as a side note, a number of manufacturers made a point of mentioning big, noteworthy launches to look out for in April). Among the news from the show, Rogaska launched Rogaska Crystal Luxe, a new grouping of crystal stemware and barware in a variety of modern shapes and finishes (not to mention bright orange and blue packaging), all geared towards a younger market. It is a step up, price-wise, from the opening-price-point Celebrations collection, which is also new. Prices for the Crystal Luxe line are roughly $85 to $100 for a set of two glasses, compared with $50 in the Celebrations line ... Portmeirion expanded its Botanic Garden franchise once again with Botanic Birds, featuring six different birds in varying botanical settings. Portmeirion also launched a new casual collection called Novella, as well as Blue Portofino for Spode ... Denby's new pattern is called Heather, a purple reactive glazed pattern ... Royal Crown Derby's new pattern, Princess, is an archival pattern originally created as a tea set for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. It has been refashioned as a full dinnerware set, in green rather than the original purple ... Riedel has initiated a custom program for its Face to Face decanter. Consumers can send in pictures of themselves and Riedel will create a custom decanter of a pair in profile. Three decanters must be ordered. Riedel is also now offering custom colors for its Mamba decanter ... Crystal companies are also trying to appeal to the tech-savvy crowd with iPad accessories. Rogaska has created a crystal iPad dock, while Riedel has come up with an iPad holder. - Allison Zisko