Japanese tabletop maker Nikko will make its debut at its own stand at the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt this week. In past years the company has been a small part of a Japanese government pavilion at the fair, so this is a big step forward. It follows on the heels of the company’s Maison & Objet debut in Paris in September.
Nikko wants to increase its international visibility, and I can think of no better place to do it than in Frankfurt, which attracts some 140,000 visitors from 143 countries. Japan is the partner country at Ambiente this year, an opportunity for Nikko to showcase its work and its range. The company is known for its beautiful fine bone china which it sells under its own brand. It also produces OEM goods for hotels and restaurants, other dinnerware brands and retailers. At the fair, it will most likely show its new luxury fine bone china collections–Fortune, Park Residence and Granada–and extensions to these lines.—Allison Zisko