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Giftables, Gold Looks To Trend At NY Now

Exhibitors at NY Now, which is set to take place from August 19 to August 23 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, will be putting an emphasis on holiday gift-giving, showcasing products that can be used as host/hostess gifts for the holiday season, as well as those that are boxed up and ready for gifting at the point of purchase.

And while home entertaining goods will also be on display, such as cake servers and barware items, there will be an increased emphasis on metallic accents, specifically gold trims, as the metallic has hit a sweet spot with consumers.

Here is a rundown of what visitors to NY Now can expect to find at the show.


Annieglass is expanding its handcrafted, made in the USA glass serveware and dinnerware collections. The company has added an extra large size to its Grove plank cheese boards. This redwood tree-inspired line features wood grain and knot designs incorporated into the glass. The Elements line of organically shaped trivets and trays, made from Annieglass glass scrap, now features charcuterie boards available in 24K gold or platinum. Annieglass is also adding a wine cooler, available in gold or platinum, to its Ruffle glass collection. The Roman Antique line now features a square cake server, while its holiday Evergreen collection now has a 16-inch oval server.


Arcadia Home will introduce new textiles and napkin rings. The napkin rings include hand beaded glass butterfly designs, available in silver/white, silver/gold, silver/red and red/orange. The company’s flower-sequined napkin rings boast a seven-inch diameter and are also hand beaded with sequins. It is also featuring napkin rings made of recycled glass in beach themed designs. Arcadia Home is also debuting its Tree of Life silk Table runner that is embroidered, hand beaded and appliqued. It comes in navy or ivory, edged with clear glass beads. It is also showcasing its hand beaded berry runner and a hand felted wool snowflake trivet in white.


Among Badash’s offerings will be its Ruffles European mouth blown, lead free large centerpiece bowl, which can be used as a punch or fruit bowl. The company is also showcasing looks in white alabaster glass, such as a four-piece set of serving plates and a 12-inch bowl.


Beatriz Ball expands her colorful and casual Vida Collection with the new Organic Pearl assortment in “luxury” melamine. Featuring rims of cascading pearls, the pieces include trays, bowls and platters in five vibrant color ways. It is also debuting a new Mid-Century Collection of metal serving pieces and a holiday giftables collection, with each gift item individually boxed and priced at $50 and under.


CDI Furniture is featuring a set of four marble coasters. It is also showcasing round, square marble platters in white or gray. These naturally cool platters can be used as serving boards, keeping cheese and charcuterie assortment at an ideal temperature, according to the company. It is also showcasing a set of six ceramic bowls with vibrant blue, white and green motifs.


Kata Golda’s ceramic cups feature the namesake’s designer’s simple drawings and are said to “make a perfect gift for the lover of fine, little things.” The hand-thrown stoneware cups have a soft-white glaze, and each hold approximately eight ounces. Dishwasher and microwave safe, the mugs are sold separately available in 19 designs.


Lenox Corporation, under its Dansk brand, will showcase its Niklas wood collection, featuring a Scandinavian design. Made of acacia wood with a walnut stain. Dansk’s new Moby barware collection features a combination of aluminum in a black textured finish, stainless steel, and wood.


Made Goods, under its Blue Pheasant brand, is adding a square-edged platter and large, wide serving bowl to its Marcus collection, featuring a textured turquoise salt glaze and organic shape.


Nouvelle will focus on its Glitter Collection. The collection includes a silver glitter designed 18/10 stainless steel salad bowl set that includes a glass bowl and an 18/10 stainless steel stand. Glitter also includes a Stainless Steel Coffee or Tea Warmer including a stainless steel stand, glass container with handle, stainless steel silver glitter designed lid and a glass candle holder with an included tea light candle.


Sagaform is adding to its Club barware collection, with two additional glass sizes: a set of two 12-ounce tumblers and a set of four two-ounce shot glasses. The company is also adding to its collection of squirrel shaped holiday items, meant to keep candy, cookies or valuables stored or on display.


Sophistiplate is adding to its Italian-made disposable paper plate line, and will new launch “elegant and modern” disposable flatware. The flatware will accompany its Vichy Taupe and the Pearly White Classic Gold dinnerware sets, both of which were intentionally designed for special fall occasions– including holidays, events, and dinner parties.


Twig New York will debut its mix and match Amelie bone china dinnerware collection, taking design inspiration from the little girl from the French movie of the same name; it is intended to express this character’s “vivid nature through fun and unexpected shape and color,” the company noted. Each plate is finished in a hand painted color or matte gold rim. Amelie is a full dinnerware collection, from teacups and dessert plates to chargers and serving pieces.


Vietri is debuting tableware with an outdoorsy, rustic feel. For example, Foresta is inspired by the animals in forests in Northern Italy; it is hand painted on terra bianca in Veneto and is said to be dishwasher safe. Into the Woods features animals in a dramatic light with decorative backgrounds; the artistic nature allows the consumer to create a gallery wall with a series of the designs. It is hand painted on terra bianca. Gather will also be among Vietri’s new offerings, featuring rustic elements complemented by embellished designs for autumn gatherings. Hand painted on terra bianca. Vietri is also expanding its Lastra assortment with Lastra Poppy. Said to “bring the warmth of a Tuscan summer to your table,” this collection features bright pops of red and vibrant greens.


Vista Alegre’s Calçada Portuguesa was created by Brazilian designer Manoela Medeiros, and is inspired by the patterns of Portuguese cobblestone pavement. The collection includes a set of four coffee cups, four dessert plates, a sugar box, a tart tray, and a cake stand. It is also showcasing Folkifunki by Jaime Hayon, a folklore inspired contemporary tableware collection in which each element stands out as a piece of art, which can decorate a wall or complete a table, according to the company.


Yedi Houseware is debuting The Quilted Collection. Pieces in this white porcelain collection feature a gold detailed edge and a quilted texture. The collection features coffee and tea mugs, saucers, dessert plates and bowls. Also new from Yedi this summer will be a new cup and saucer set to its New Bone China collection and a six-piece espresso set added to The Birch Collection.


Zak will showcase new classic Star Wars sculpted mugs. These are in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the franchise, as well as the release of December’s Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi. Some examples include Death Star and Chewbacca designs.

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