Glassware made a big statement across the showrooms at the Spring New York Tabletop Market this week, with several vendors showcasing new shapes, designs, techniques and offerings to suit the changing preferences of consumers.
Swedish glassware manufacturer Orrefors expanded Bruk, a more casual collection of glassware, adding spice colored options. The company expanded on the stemware with vessels including a set of three nesting bowls and what it has called votive/anything bowls, all of which can serve multiple purposes in the home, something the modern consumer is looking for when making housewares purchases.
Nude glass has elevated its simplistic design approach and given its new offerings a dose of personality to meet the needs of consumers seeking to express their personalities while entertaining at home. In addition to the launch of its Iris Apfel curated collection of glassware, the company has also introduced stemware in a wide variety of shapes that are meant to complement spirits, wines and cocktail creations.
In flatware, several suppliers are revamping their collections and tapping into how consumers are shopping for this category. For example, The Oneida Group, which opened its new showroom, showcased new collections offering tactile treatments such as hammered and rustic farmhouse finishes that offer up a versatile accessory to complete artisanal-driven table settings.
Villeroy & Boch’s new Boston 18/10 stainless flatware is another example of suppliers designing flatware that have tactile and interesting elements, such as the collection’s structured handle design, which is inspired by architecture.
Robinson Home’s latest flatware includes pieces that have both traditional and modern elements but done in fashion-forward finishes such as with the Valley Falls line, which is available in a gunmetal and a matte champagne finish.