The metallic shift from platinum to gold indicates a warming trend that will continue well into 2008.
Renee Bennett, editorial correspondent to The Trend Curve confirms that gold metallic is gaining real karat strength as an option to platinum. At the recent New York tabletop market, she noted the new Barbara Barry bone china collection for Wedgwood as a perfect example. The formal “Curtain Call” pattern takes its name from the subtle border effect featuring a luxurious combination of gold lining with black and pale blue accents.
Vera Wang’s new “Lace,” is “Gold Lace,” with tailored lace bands and delicate florals in gold (see image at left). Villeroy & Boch’s new “Aureus” bone china boasts golden filigree lavished on the aquamarine colored decoration; Splendor di Tavola is an elaborately decorated gold relief buffet plate embellished with an embossed arabesque style for glamour and drama; and Pegasus gold tone flatware complements the dinnerware. Among Sasaki’s new dinnerware collections was a pattern featuring a metallic gold, wood grained textured reactive decal border.
Subscribers to The Trend Curve can read more trend insights about the tabletop market, High Point’s furniture market, New York’s home textiles market and the Chelsea Flower Show in the June issue.
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