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                Leading tableware                        Delicate, feminine designs top trends

              company delivers first                     rustic and blackened finishes offer aesthetic balance

               range of ‘men’ mugs
                                                       Trends were tweaked at the New York Tabletop Show held recently,
                Creative Tops targets men           offering retail buyers the newest options in colours and finishes across the
                                                    subcategories of dinnerware, glassware and flatware.
                                                       Delicate, feminine designs achieved through pearlescent sheens and
                                                    pastel shades were offset by rougher and sharper-edged finishes in darker
                                                    colorways. On the light side, there was Vietri’s Perla opalescent glass
                                                    dinnerware edged in gold; an assortment of lustre-hued scalloped-edge
                                                    ceramic dinnerware from Gibson; and glass and ceramic serveware from Mikasa
                                                    with an iridescent glow. Some manufacturers experimented with blush and
                                                    petal pink colourways in dinnerware and glassware. On the darker side were
                                                    black-studded barware from both Mikasa and Riedel, and Dansk’s new Moby
                                                    serveware collection that makes use of a powder-coated black finish in
                                                    combination with wood. Gunmetal PVD flatware finishes are also accelerating.
                                                    Metallic finishes are now the norm, with gold being the most in demand,
                                                    according to several manufacturers. Copper remains popular, gunmetal is on the
                                                    rise and brass is an emerging material. Galvanized metal, a key aesthetic in the
                                                    farmhouse movement, has many more applications and is most commonly
                                                    seen in serveware and entertainment-based pieces, from manufacturers such
               Experts in mug design, british tableware,
                                                    as Artland and others.
            kitchen and home décor company, Creative
                                                       Reactive glazes, a staple for some dinnerware manufacturers, have become
            Tops presents its first collection of mugs
                                                    the go-to look for many more, and techniques have evolved to produce drip-
            designed especially for men. Traditional styles
                                                    like effects or feather-edged, crystallized designs that enhance the homemade
            are combined with hobby-related
                                                    look. Marble looks are proliferating on dinnerware and serving pieces and are
            iconography and quirky slogans for mugs that
                                                    morphing into marbleized designs, such as Aiden from Mikasa, with its earthy
            are on-trend and giftable for all tastes.
                                                    palette layered with metallics, and Blue Marble by Caskata, the result of a newly
               Perfect for a warming cup of tea or  minted license partnership with Williamsburg, based on end paper from a book
            coffee after outdoor sessions on two wheels,  found in Williamsburg’s collections. Maxwell Williams uses condensed marble
            the ceramic 'You can't buy happiness but you  ash, which is not porous, in combination with ash wood in its new collection of
            can buy a bike' mug is crafted with a   Elemental serving boards.
            traditional enamel effect. A touch of luxury is  Blues and greens have been the dominant colorways in the market for the
            added with gold decal to make this an   past few seasons; at this market the newest blues are marine and the greens
            understated and premium design.         more mossy with yellow undertones. In terms of icons, pineapples persist and
               Ideal for sports fans after a game on the  flamingoes made several appearances. But animals in general—whether
            pitch, the sports-themed mugs feature golf,  stylized or true to life—have a greater presence. Barware is as popular as ever
            rugby and football designs with cheeky                                        and the trending spirit is now
            slogans such as 'It takes a lot of balls to golf'.                            gin, according to some
               The mugs are crafted in a rustic tankard                                   manufacturers. This has inspired
            shape to finish the real quality feel of these                                the creation of gin glasses,
            designs. After a week in the office, a nautical                               stemware with a large bowl
            themed mug states on one side 'Work like a                                    and a wide mouth. Coupe-
            captain' and on the other 'Play like a pirate'                                shaped champagne glasses,
            making it ideal for caffeine fixes from                                       instead of the tapered flute, are
            Monday mornings to Friday afternoons. „                                       also back in style. „
            Source : Home & Textiles Today                                                Source : Home & Textiles Today


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