New York Tabletop Show Preview
April 2, 2013,
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BIA Cordon Bleu
How do you reinvent the basic ramekin? BIA has gone the textured route, offering hobnail, diamond, horizontal and vertical patterns in ash and sun, as well as chartreuse, red and Neptune blue colorways for an overall mix and match bakeware program. The company will also feature a new dinnerware pattern called Century, a classic scallop shape that is a softer alternative to square. Also new to the lineup are debossed porcelain appetizer plates with a wine theme; mugs with wallpaper-like details as well as ikat and animal print designs; and a soup and crackers handled mug, available in white, chartreuse, sun and red. biacordonblu.com
Luminarc has rolled out a professional-grade line of borosilicate bakeware. Borosilicate glass is formulated to withstand extreme temperature shifts; it can go from the freezer to a 572-degree Fahrenheit oven and vice versa, and allows food to be finished under the broiler for up to 10 minutes without damaging the glass. Arc International is also highlighting the inherent health benefits of glass over other materials, and its use as an attractive serving piece. Luminarc bakeware is also easy to clean and highly shock-resistant, according to the company. The line includes all the basic cookware pieces, plus some unique chef-style items such as souffles, oval bakers and covered casseroles that are not typically found in glass cookware lines. Retail prices range from $5.99 to $14.99. uk.arc-intl.com
Entertaining-related items remain on the top of Pasabahce's list of introductions in both the Pasabahce and Denizli brands. Denizli will introduce the Chilled wine serving solution. The specially designed carafe has an ice chamber that remains inside the carafe while serving. It also includes two wine glasses and metal stemware caddy, making it a snap to carry your wine, glasses, and hors d'oeuvres at the same time. It retails for $49.99. The Delectable serveware collection is also new; it includes cheese and fruit plates and divided servers. Under the Pasabahce brand, there is a new set of six Workshop assorted color footed dessert bowls or ice cream dishes and the Vita water bottle with a blue lid and six glasses, retailing for $19.99 for the seven-piece set. pasabahce.com
At the New York Spring Tabletop Show this month Gibson will make a big bridal statement with its newest Nambe collection. The Nambe Tilt bone china collection will be a modern, mix-and-match collection with museum-like quality, according to Grace Saari, brand marketing director. It will feature gold and platinum banding and layered decals. The shape of some of the individual pieces are angled at a slant, hence the pattern name. "Our Nambe bone china collection is perfect for upscale and specialty markets," Saari said. "The tremendous mix and match potential of these designs is a great fit for bridal registries, or for those seeking elegant gift tableware and exciting updates to their own collections." According to Saari, soon-to-be brides are registering for transitional whiteware as a bridge between traditional patterns and more sophisticated, fashion-oriented tableware. New Nambe dinnerware, she said, will fill those wish lists perfectly. The dinnerware collection will be a part of a complete Nambe tabletop statement at the show, spanning other product categories such as crystal and flatware and coordinated with other tabletop licensees. In addition to the Nambe line, Gibson will highlight its new French Bull collection, a licensed line that encompasses all materials except melamine; as well as additions to its Isaac Mizrahi collection, including metallic-rimmed bone china pieces decorated with dots in six colorways. gibsonusa.com
The Oneida brand will focus on the gift-giving possibilities of flatware with its Table Talk collection of collectible spoons. Billed as "the everlasting greeting card," the handle of each spoon incudes the words #1 Mom, Congratulations, Bride to Be, and so forth, accompanied by an appropriate motif at the tip. Each one retails for $9.99. Oneida will also offer several new 16-piece sets of decorated porcelain or porcelain and bone ash dinnerware, arranged into three tiers based on price point ($39.99, $49.99 and $59.99). New Echo patterns will also make their debut at the show. robinsonus.com
The Jay Companies will bring a number of new serving and entertainment-related pieces to the New York Tabletop Show this month. The Notions collection continues to grow with new patterns and items in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colorful designs, including treat pedestals with decal-decorated domes. The company's best-selling beverage dispensers have been updated with a splash of color on their bases and lids. Five styles are available in four different colors: red, green, blue and violet. Oversized serveware platters and section dishes in coordinating colors are also available. Gabrielle dinnerware will debut. The glazed earthenware, available in classic antiqued ivory and cream, looks and feels like fine china, according to the company. Coordinating gift and table items with delicate beaded accents and mouth-blown glass are also available, as well as canister sets and beverage dispensers. Mendocino is a new serveware collection comprised of handfinished marble and wrought-iron finished stands accented with glass bowls and domes. The collection includes cheese servers with glass domes, tiered servers, trays and snack/dessert servers. They are available in white and cream marble with black or brown finished stands. 212-683-2727
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