| Apr 24, 2015 |
Nature and Art Deco influences reign at Tabletop Show
Boh staff
By Staff

The New York Tabletop Show presented a veritable smorgasbord for any interior designer looking to place finishing touches on a project. The showrooms at Forty-One Madison were filled with gilded, jeweled and patterned details that included motifs from the natural world, and the geometric shapes and jewel-tones that conveyed a sense of the gilded age.

Vista Alegre introduced Art Deco inspired pieces across several collections. The Emerald collection revives original pieces from the 1930’s and updates them with matte gold and dark greens in geometric patterns. Flapper is a new collection that evokes the architecture of the 1920’s, as well as the jazz age through distinct silhouettes and colors that are reminiscent of pianos and woodwind instruments. The Odeon centerpieces pair geometrically cut crystal with black marble bases. Additionally, Vista Alegre introduced two collections inspired by fashion: Coralina by Oscar de la Renta and Caribe by Christian Lacroix.

Pieces from the Emerald collection, courtesy of Vista Alegre.

Ted Baker collections were the focus at Portmerion: Rosie Lee and Casual. Rosie Lee’s shapes, colors and floral elements evoke a vintage, feminine aesthetic.  The Casual collection uses patterns and colors reminiscent of Ted Baker’s menswear in mix-and-match sets suitable for daily use. Additionally, Portmeirion Group debuted its new Alfreso Pomona Collection, serving pieces inspired by the Italian countryside and featuring Mediterranean motifs such as olives, figs, lemons and grapes.

Side plates from the Rosie collection, left. A placesetting from the Casual collection, right.

William Yeoward Crystal introduced a new line, Palmyra, featuring a palm tree motif on stemware, serving platters and a pitcher. Additionally, it added the Sophie vase in Aqua in three sizes, and a classic hurricane glass to its Country line. Also new, the Nevada series features deep, hand-cut angles in the base of each piece, and the Pearl line has a new champagne coup.

The Palmyra collection, left, The Spohie vases, right.

Lenox featured a multitude of debuts: Around the Table is comprised of white stoneware with chalkboard black patterning in Stripe, Dot, Loop or Wish. The Marchesa Shades collection has soft, scalloped shapes defining the edges of each piece, reminiscent of the designer brand’s gowns. It is available in Shades of Grey, Shades of Blue, Shades of Teal and Shades of White, and finished with gold detailing. Designer Brian Gluckstein debuted his Clara pattern. Evocative of Art Deco jewelry, and featuring Garnet and Aqua palettes, this pattern is set on bone china. Additionally, in honor of the 15th anniversary of Lenox’s top-selling pattern Butterfly Meadow, the company has released a collection of mugs and small dishes. Also introduced were crystal collections Tuscany Classics Harvest and Tuscany Classics Intermezzo.

The Around the Table collection, left. The Marchesa Shades collection, right.

Royal Copenhagen introduced a new, smaller bowl to its Blue & Black Fluted line and a 100th jubilee Bing & Grøndahl Anniversary plate to its Star Fluted Christmas line. Additionally, it released new spring hues in its Contrast mug and espresso cup.

The new bowl size added to both the Blue and Black Fluted lines.

Prouna, part of the Kiyasa Group, introduced its Jewelry collection, fine porcelain settings adorned with gold, platinum and certified Swarovski crystals. The collection includes over 10 different lines to provide a luxurious place setting and accessories that will suit appeal to many different tastes.

Richard Ginori premiered several collections of tableware and decorative objects including Italian Pois, Cirque des Merveilles, Volière, Insetti and Uova. Also new were a variety of patterns and new items in the Missoni Home collection distributed by Richard Ginori.

Teacup and saucer in Italian Pois, left. Small plate in Cirque des Merveilles, right.

Lladró’s Belle de Nuit collection of table, wall and ceiling lights in a variety of sizes and colors replaces glass or fabric lampshades with porcelain lithophanes, which reveal etched designs when lit. The lighting fixtures add a unique warmth and touch of color to projects.

BIA Cordon Bleu introduced new patterns and colors across the variety of brands it represents in the U.S. Galluchat technic is a new pattern from Royal Limoges based on the stingray skin used by Madam de Pompadour, famed mistress of King Louis XV. The red was originally done for French high-end brasserie Le Fouquet's. Bubble by Mateus is a fun pattern with a raised texture.

Galluchat Technic by Royal Limoges, left. Bubble by Mateus, right.

Among introductions from Wedgwood was the Rebel collection, a collaboration between Waterford and British designer Jo Sampson, and Stardust, crystal stemware and barware by Monique Lhuillier. Also new, the Prohibition-inspired Vintage Vim & Vigor barware collection and Wedgwood Arris, a contemporary collection of place settings in a unique combination of crystal, ceramics and metallic details.

The Arris collection.

Hermès introduced its Voyage en Ikat collection, featuring a textile pattern originating on the Silk Road that is simultaneously patterned and abstract. The variety of colors and design are inspired by the long-distance journey of textiles from Asia to the West.

L’Objet displayed its second collection with Venetian textile house Fortuny, Alchimie de Venise. The collection melds iconic textile prints with L’Objet’s handcrafted porcelain in textured gold and platinum finishes.

Bowls in both the gold and platinum finishes from the Alchimie de Venise by Fortuny.

Saint Louis revisited its original mid-19th century lighting designs with its Royal collection. The chandeliers range from eight to 48 lights and a variety of crystal cuts. All customization options result in over 15,000 possible permutations.

Royal Lustre court verrines Apollo etient, left. Royal Lustre Clair Flanelle, right.

Godinger Group’s new showroom encompasses the entire 27th floor of Forty-One Madison and features collections across their five lines which range to suit any budget. The showroom displays how all of Godinger’s lines can work together seamlessly to create an elegant and sophisticated look, but to find something truly special, designers should focus on the display of Ricci Argentieri flatware, distributed exclusively through Godinger.

Outside of Forty-One Madison, The Silver Peacock (Decoration and Design Building, Suite 1208) hosted a meet-and-greet with Parisian tableware designer Marie Daage and presented her latest collections. Additionally, the showroom is now the U.S. agent for Legle, a 120-year-old French luxury porcelain company.

The next Tabletop Show will take place Oct. 13 through 16 at Forty-One Madison.

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