Hints about the future of tableware pattern emerged at the recent NY Tabletop Market. Bessie Nestoras-Knoblauch, Editorial Correspondent, reveals which motifs bear watching:
- Dot patterns were spotted (pun intended) at Richard Ginori 1735, Mikasa and Lenox.
- Animal skins are always in the market in some way, but not always on the table. That’s why they just had to be noticed when they showed up at Pfaltzgraff, Royal Limoges and L’Objet.
- Honeycomb patterns had a role at Christofle, Wedgwood and Mikasa.
- Insects emerged for the table, with bugs seen at Vista Alegre, Bordallo Pinhero and Richard Ginori 1735.
Cocktail culture continued in strength as manufacturers offered more and expanded barware collections. Vendors had fun with these collections by featuring patterns in still-expanding gold metallic, as well as established platinum, on glassware. This isn’t a new trend, but it was certainly more prevalent than it has been in the past. Banding has been the typical way to express pattern on stemware. But at this market, vendors used full patterns on the glasses. Marquis by Waterford’s Vim & Vigor and Mikasa’s Cheers collection were just two examples.