Blog: Last Glimpses from the Tabletop Show
Top: Michael Aram's Butterfly Gingko table lamp; above: L'Objet's Sous La Lune
NEW YORK-The New York Tabletop Show wraps today, offering attendees one last look at what's new for next season.
Jay Companies' featured presentation is its considerably expanded Bianca program. In addition to several new embossed dinnerware designs and a new soft color palette, the assortment includes bakeware items, the result of the company's recent acquisition of Savino Designs. A large assortment of bakeware, both in white and solid color, was also offered in the American Atelier Bake N Serve collection. Meanwhile, the company expanded its licensed Fitz & Floyd crystal collection with basic, European-made barware and stemware, an assortment of decanters and related barware, and a wide array of gold- and silver-embellished stemware and barware. A Fitz & Floyd scented candle program also debuted ... Mottahedeh also launched a candle collection (a popular giftware option among tabletop makers these days). Heir Luminare includes seven fragrances, created in collaboration with a fragrance house in Spain, in 14 different shapes, including Fu Dog jars featuring traditional Mottahedeh patterns, which retail for close to $500 apiece ... L'Objet launched Sous La Lune ("Under the Moon" in French), a rich, gold-speckled lapis collection of dessert pieces and desk accessories, meant to evoke thoughts of starry nights. It is a companion collection to the Sous La Ciel ("Under the Heavens") collection introduced earlier ... Michael Aram has expanded further into home with a new assortment of 15 floor and table lamps, featuring designs already existing in the line as well as new ones created expressly for this collection. The metalsmith also introduced mirrors, a fireplace screen and andirons (for spring 2015), and occasional tables ... Arc International got a pleasant surprise during the show on Wednesday afternoon. Target presented the glassware company with its Partner Award of Excellence 2013.-Allison Zisko