Herend Creates Dinnerware for Royal Couple
June 15, 2011,
HEREND, Hungary-In celebration of the 160th anniversary of its Queen Victoria dinnerware pattern, tabletop maker Herend recently created a new version of the design and presented it to Prince William and Princess Catherine. The pattern will also be available at retail and on display at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market next month.
Dominated by shades of lavender and green, the 45-piece set of Royal Garden was presented to the royal couple on the eve of their wedding by Hungarian Ambassador Janos Csak in London. Herend is a Hungarian-based company.
Throughout Herend's 185-year history more than 20 royal families worldwide have owned Herend, according to the tabletop company, including Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The couple owned Herend dinnerware in both the Rothschild Bird and Blue Garland patterns, and a family tradition became delighting Princess Diana with a Herend figurine in her stocking each Christmas.
The Royal Garden dinnerware pattern will be introduced this summer in the United States, where it will be available through Herend's 300 U.S. retail distributors.