Blog: Table Scraps From Second Day of the Tabletop Show

NEW YORK—Here are a handful of observations from the second day of the New York Tabletop Show:

Portmeirion Ambiance collection

Portmeirion’s Ambiance collection

Kosta Boda added a purple colorway to its popular Make Up collection, added a champagne flute to Open Minds (now more than 30 years old) and introduced Cupcake, a crystal giftware collection shaped like a cupcake liner in two different shades of blue … Herend offered a coffee and tea set called Foret and a dragonfly-themed dessert set … iitala is reinvigorating its Taika franchise with complementary textiles, new pieces, a black and white colorway and a slightly smaller dinner plate. iitala also plans to bring patterns from sister brands Arabia and Rorstrand back to the U.S. market … Mottahedeh expanded its Tony Duquette line to include dinner and salad plates and introduced a new pattern, India, in Robert Haviland & C. Parlon … Portmeirion unveiled Ambiance, a shapely porcelain program centered on casual entertaining. It also offered a new, casual approach to the Royal Worcester brand-RW Essentials, a collection of 16-piece porcelain decaled sets … Lifetime Brands offered its most significant offering of gold-decorated dinnerware, along with metal-banded stemware, which it believes is making a comeback. It also has signed a license agreement with Mossy Oak, one of the top camouflage apparel brands, for a line of melamine and ceramic dinnerware and accessories … Royal Crown Derby launched two white bone china patterns … Prouna showcased Jacques Pargay, a French Limoges brand that takes its inspiration from nature. – Allison Zisko