Digging deep in archives for inspiration, many tabletop designs re-emerged in better shape updated with distinctive modern flair. This was one of the most obvious directions at the New York Tabletop market, says Renée Bennett, Editorial Correspondent for The Trend Curve™. Here are her top picks from the past at the November event.
• Royal Doulton celebrated 100 years of Royal Albert with a charming tea series featuring designs from each of the past ten decades.
• A delicate floral in rich Blues with golden flourishes enhanced country-chic Fiori di Doccia porcelain dinnerware from Richard Ginori, a reintroduction of a historical pattern designed in the late 1700s.
• Among the patterns in Villeroy & Boch’s New Wave Café limited-edition series, “Colors of South America,” is “Acapulco,” a vibrant 1960s pattern from the archives. It is pictured above.
• Dynasty, the newest pattern from Wedgewood's Expressive collection, is uniquely designed with an archival Chinese dragon motif and elegant Greek key border.
• The inspiration for Spode’s Shoreline porcelain collection comes from the Spode Museum Trust, with designs dating from the early 1800s. Three floral and shell patterns offer fresh, updated appeal in floral specimens found around coastal areas. There are eighteen new shapes and every piece is unique. Look left to see the Dune pattern.
•Among the spectacular additions to Spode Blue Italian casual dinnerware—the oldest continuously produced pattern at Spode (since 1816)—is an oversized Dairy Jug that can hold 336 oz. of liquid!
• Royal Copenhagen’s traditional Blue Lace dinnerware got a color makeover in black for a more modern feeling that you can feel in the picture at left.
• Finally, Lifetime Brands reintroduced the Pedrini brand—first introduced in the early’80s—with two patterns, Marmalade and Heartland.
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