Anyone who has read The Trend Curve™ color and trend forecast for the Holidays (see the February, 2006 issue and our ‘Tis The Season™ 2007 – 2008 color forecast) knows that we feel quite bullish about White, interpreted as an arctic theme, for 2007 at the high end and 2008 for volume. At the September Maison & Objet, Leonardo confirmed their support for the same.
A new Winter theme is filled with both. Polar bears and penguins are formed from White and clear glass. Stemware and candlesticks have stems that look like chunks of ice. Vases have areas of clear with focused crackle effects.
I hope I will see this new line in the US. Given all the talk about the environment and the worry about the melting polar ice cap, I think Leonardo’s interpretation has lots of potential for the Winter season.