Remaining Top 10 Trends from New York Tabletop Market
The New York Tabletop Market taking place April 22-25 was a smashing success. Last week we highlighted trends 1 - 5. This week we present trends 6 - 10.
Showrooms at Forty One Madison Avenue experienced heavy traffic and many showrooms introduced significantly more new products than in years past. "This show was all about new products," said Laurie Burns, senior vice president, director, The New York Merchandise Mart. "When showrooms have a lot of new products and they're right on with what people are looking for, you're giving people a strong show."
6. Barware was a major player in the show as craft beer sales soar and consumers partake in the occasional cocktail where dark whiskeys, scotches and bourbons rule.
7. Etched glassware in tableware and barware alike. shows up with a large variety of styles. Don Draper and his co-workers at Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Pryce made barware popular a few years back. 1960s-inspired barware and tableware with etchings are particularly popular this year.
8. Extensions beyond the five piece place setting are back with all the "extras" and then some. Showrooms offered pieces in many colors and patterns with white canvases that can be paired in numerous ways.
9. Casual ware with sophisticated designs and attitude especially with a focus on Retro. "Just because tableware is casual doesn't necessarily mean it's cheap," says Burns. "This spring, showrooms offered casual ware at all price points."
10. Architectural elements of design were prominent in tableware. Adornments and textures with a country feel were also popular.
In the Wedgwood showroom, spring is in full bloom with the launch of Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert
Miranda Kerr loves all things beautiful, dainty and of course, flowery. The Aussie model has taken this one step further with her own tea set collection with Royal Albert. The oh-so-pretty line includes butterflies and peonies on bone china.