Lifetimes Cultivates License with Kim Parker

Lifetime Kim ParkerIndia Garden

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Lifetime Brands will launch a dinnerware collection designed by licensed artist Kim Parker at the New York Tabletop Show later this month.

The six inaugural patterns are called India Garden, depicting the rich colors and patterns found in the textiles and fabrics of India; Provence Garden, an interpretation of a French countryside garden; Tatiana, inspired by vintage Russian embroideries and shawls; Red Tulips, which call to mind the tulips planted around the trees in Parker's New York City neighborhood; Spring Eternal, a pastel bouquet of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths; and Woodland Floral, a pattern originally painted on silk which first became bedding, then embroidered pillows and now dinnerware. Accessory pieces will be offered in the India Garden and Provence Garden patterns.

Parker launched her namesake line in 2001, and it ranges from rugs to textiles to fabrics.

Hugh Biber, Lifetime's senior vice president, global design director for tabletop, said, ""It has been an honor to transform Kim Parker's eye-catching floral designs into contemporary tabletop offerings. We are excited to showcase this energetic collection of dinnerware and serving pieces at tabletop market. The Kim Parker tabletop collection certainly brings a happy splash of color and design to the dining and entertaining experience."

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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