At the New York Tabletop market, the interest in metallic treatments remained strong for upstairs tableware. This was true even though temperature preferences were shifting. Specifically, gold surged, nudging platinum out of the spotlight. And copper, shown in lighter rose-gold personalities, took its first baby steps.
But there was even more to the metallic story in New York.
Designs with tiny speckles that looked like a sprinkling of stars offered a variation on the metallic theme. Mikasa’s French Countryside dinnerware franchise, for example, was enhanced with the French Countryside Metallic line extension, featuring subtly reflective speckles in a sea of black. Pfaltzgraff’s Vienna collection paired sparkle solids with vibrant hues in color-rimmed solids or patterns like diamonds, zigzags, stripes, checks and grillwork.
This twinkling effect was not just reserved for fine-dining collections. It also appeared in glass. Michael Wainwright’s hazy-metallic shimmer within clear glass in the Palazzo collection, which will be produced in gold, but not platinum, suggested a galaxy viewed from far away. Naturally occurring air bubbles imbedded in molten glass looked like the night sky in Evolution art glass from Waterford. It showed off the faux-metallic look as part of their new Celestial collection. Shown in base colors of deep navy and midnight blue, pieces include a platter, vases, rose bowl, and paperweight.
Check out the images below for a window on this dazzling look: