Blog: Tabletop Show, Day 2

 Lladro showed in its new Forty One Madison showroom.

Lladro showed in its new Forty One Madison showroom.

NEW YORK–The overall mood of the second day of the New York Tabletop Show was upbeat as vendors continue to look for ways to distinguish themselves and their merchandise in a challenging marketplace.

Lladro, exhibiting in its new light-filled showroom at Forty One Madison, greatly expanded its lamp assortment … Arc International, also enjoying a new Forty One Madison showroom, introduced stackable stemware and Flashy, a collection of painted glass espresso cups that look metallic and target the single-serve beverage customer … Vietri celebrated 30 years in the business with introductions that reflect the company’s past and looks to its future … Mottahedeh will begin distributing Jars on Jan. 1, 2013. It showcased three new patterns from the French ceramic maker and will begin taking orders Dec. 15 … Waterford enters the candle category with four scented candles in clear, cut-crystal vessels that will retail for $75 apiece … Hampton Forge is positioning itself as a consumer brand and will start selling directly to consumers online, in addition to its wholesale business, next spring … Artland introduced Artland Kitchen, a line of attractive glass measurement tools for herbs and spices, among other things … Prima Design unveiled two new Marcela Valladolid dinnerware patterns that reflect the celebrity chef’s Mexican heritage … Oneida has expanded its expanded set business with four new flatware patterns to retail for $179.99 for 65 pieces … Meyer Corp. introduced eight Rachel Ray dinnerware patterns, six of them holiday-related.–Allison Zisko