AWARDS 2021 OF EXCELLENCE
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 1
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 2
72563_AM_Anzeige_fuer_Tableware_Awards_340x240 • FOGRA 39 • CMYK • bs |
GLOBALLY UNITED 11. – 15. 2. 2022 Ambiente is the pioneering international trade fair for the hotel, restaurant and catering sectors. It offers expertise, a huge array of products, the latest design trends and a venue for knowledge exchange. It gives a global overview across all segments and opens a window onto the future. Ambiente is the consumer goods market. Information at ambiente.messefrankfurt.com
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 3
$ZDUGV RI ([FHOOHQFH 1RPLQHHV 6WUDZEHUU\ 6WUHHW $OHVVL $QFKRU +RFNLQJ $5& $5& &DUGLQDO $UWODQG %DXVFKHU+HSS ,QF % , $ &RUGRQ %OHX %OXH 3KHDVDQW %RUPLROL 5RFFR *ODVV &DPEULGJH 6LOYHUVPLWKV &DVDƃQD &HUWLƃHG ,QWHUQDWLRQDO &KULVWRƄH &LUFOH *ODVV &RVWD 1RYD &UHDWLYH 7RSV &U\VWDOLWH %RKHPLD ,QF 'DXP +DYLODQG 'HJUHQQH 3DULV 'HQE\ 86$ 'HVKRXOLªUHV (UFXLV ),(67$p *LEVRQ 2YHUVHDV *RGLQJHU *URXS *RXUPHW 6HWWLQJV +DPSWRQ )RUJH +HUHQG +HUPªV +RPH (VVHQWLDOV +RPHU /DXJKOLQ &KLQD ,LWWDOD
- 6HLJQROOHV 7KH -D\ &RPSDQLHV -LD :HL /LIHVW\OH -RKQ -HQNLQV +RVSLWDOLW\ MRVHSK MRVHSK -XOLVND .RVWD %RGD /Š2%-(7 /$9 /HHŠV *URXS ,QWHUQDWLRQDO /HQR[ &RUSRUDWLRQ /LEEH\ /6$ ,QWHUQDWLRQDO /XLJL %RUPLROL 0$7&+ 0HSUD 0RWWDKHGHK 0U &KULVWPDV 1DPE« 1LNNR &HUDPLFV 1RULWDNH 1XGH *ODVV 2QHLGD 2UUHIRUV 2YHU %DFN 3DVDEDKFH 86$ 3RUODQG 3RUWPHLULRQ 3ULPD 'HVLJQ 3XLIRUFDW 4XDOLD *ODVV 5 6TXDUHG 5$. 3RUFHODLQ
5D\QDXG 5HHG %DUWRQ 5(92/ 5LFFL $UJHQWLHUL 5LFKDUG *LQRUL 5LHGHO &U\VWDO 5REHUW +DYLODQG DQG & 3DUORQ 5RELQVRQ +RPH 3URGXFWV 5RVHQWKDO 86$ 5R\DO $OEHUW 5R\DO &RSHQKDJHQ 5R\DO 'RXOWRQ 5R\DO /LPRJHV 5R\DO :RUFHVWHU 6DLQW /RXLV 6DPERQHW 6LJQDWXUH +RXVHZDUHV 6SRGH 6WHYH 'ROFH 0DUNHWLQJ 7DU+RQJ 7\SKRRQ +RPHZDUHV 9,(75, 9LGLYL 9LOOHUR\ %RFK 9LVWD $OHJUH :0) :DWHUIRUG :D[ /\ULFDO :HGJZRRG :LOOLDP <HRZDUG &U\VWDO =ULNH %UDQGV
PDGLVRQ FRP $ 5XGLQ )DPLO\ %XLOGLQJ
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 4
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 5
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 6
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 7
RIEDEL CORNETTO CONFETTI DECANTER
265 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN GLASS. IF YOUR WINE COULD CHOOSE A GLASS, IT WOULD BE RIEDEL! RIEDEL.COM
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 48 170x240_TableWare International_Adverts.indd
07/04/2021 08:06 31.03.21 13:18
CONTENTS 10 Main sponsors: We highlight our main awards sponsors 12 Category sponsors: We highlight our awards category sponsors 16 Meet the Judges: Meet our global panel of judges 22 Awards 2021: Announcing the finalists in the 2021 awards across 13 categories 23 27 31 34 38 42 46 50 53 57 60 63 66
Fine Dinnerware Casual Dinnerware Serveware Barware Cutlery/Flatware Fine Glassware Casual Glassware Decorative Coﬀee/Teaware Metals Innovation Hospitality Dinneware Hospitality Glassware
Tableware Team EDITOR
MAIREAD WILMOT firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel King email@example.com
ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER PAUL YEOMANS firstname.lastname@example.org
MARK NAISH email@example.com
MALCOLM NAISH firstname.lastname@example.org
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR PAUL NAISH email@example.com
elcome to Tableware International’s fourth annual Awards of Excellence showcase. We bring you some of the most exemplary works of art this industry has produced over the past year or so. We are currently living in a very different world to the one we were all enjoying when we had our last awards. Unlike previous years where we have all been able to get together at Ambiente, enjoy each other's company and celebrate the winners, this year we have this finalists supplement and and the winners will be announced in the next issue. Despite the challenges, this has not stopped this fantastic industry from innovating and creating some truly exciting products and ranges. This is an award for the industry, judged by the industry. You will not find higher praise than that from your colleagues. The following pages introduce you to our acclaimed judging panel – all very busy people who love and value the tableware industry. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty, taking time to judge each entry based on its innovation, design and functionality, aesthetics and storytelling. The 2021 Awards of Excellence features 15 different categories including; fine dinnerware, casual dinnerware, serveware, barware, flatware, fine glassware, casual glassware, decorative, coffee and teaware, metals, hospitality dinnerware, hospitality glassware and innovative tableware. And not forgetting our Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and designer who will announce in the next issue.
Despite the challenges of the current pandemic we have received many entries from all over the globe from esteemed names such as Wedgwood, Denby, Herend, Nikko, LSA International, Riedel and many, many more. Our finalists – who you will discover over the course of the following pages – have been chosen because their products bring something new, exciting, fresh or even just downright functional, to the table. Whether it is design or aesthetics, each finalist has caught the eye of our judges for very honourable reasons. Our sponsors too deserve mention for their incredible continued support which we are always grateful for – you can learn more about them over the following pages. Supporting awards such as these is important. Because by showing your support – whether that is through sponsorship of an award, through being a judge or through taking the time to actually enter the awards themselves, you are showing that you value the industry as a whole. You think it is worth your time. And that is what we need, we must appreciate this industry because it deserves your time and it deserves your appreciation. And we, Tableware International, are incredibly proud to run the awards ceremony which honours the talents of so many of you. If you have entered an awards category but have not been named as a finalist, we thank you and encourage you to enter again next year. If you have been named as a finalist, we congratulate you, and look forward to seeing you all at Ambiente 2022!
To subscribe to the magazine email: ROBERT THOMAS firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 9
We pay tribute to the three main sponsors of the Tableware International Awards of Excellence 2021
www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.com Ambiente is the leading international trade fair and the world’s number one in products associated with dining, cooking, household items, furnishings and ornaments, interior design and gifts. In 2020 Ambiente opened a dedicated hall for the hotel, restaurant and catering industry (HoReCa), thus establishing itself as the leading international front of house platform. This leading trade fair is organised into three separate product segments: Dining, Giving and Living. The offering within these areas is clearly structured for the various forms of trading platform and distribution channel. In 2020 Ambiente featured 4,635 exhibitors from 93 countries, attracted around 108,000 trade visitors from 158 countries and presented classic and innovative products over a period of five days. Moreover, this most important global consumer goods exhibition offers a wide range of industry events, programmes for newcomers, trend presentations and award ceremonies. Ambiente 2022 takes place in Frankfurt am Main from February 11-15.
FORTY ONE MADISON www.41madison.com
FortyOne Madison is a world-renowned destination for the tabletop industry with over 90 permanent showrooms and more than 200 brands featuring the best in china, crystal, dinnerware, flatware, glassware, hotelware, lighting, objet d’art and bespoke pieces. Home to The New York Tabletop Market®, the building bi-annually welcomes buyers, designers, chefs, media and trade members from around the globe to explore 21 floors of showrooms and view the latest designs from leading brands such as Alessi, Cristofle, Fiskars, Hermes, Lenox, L’Objet, LSA International, The Godinger Group, Oneida
and Villeroy & Boch, to name but a few. Located in New York City at Madison Square Park, the elegant building has some of the most dramatic views that overlook the park, city and east river. Upcoming 2021 NY Tabletop Show Dates are April 1316 and October 5-8. Attendees can register for the show at 41madison.com and find more information by downloading the FortyOne Madison App available through the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace. The building is also open daily by appointment.
www.bonna.com.tr/en/ Based in Turkey, Bonna has been a leading porcelain manufacturer since 1981 and is rapidly becoming known as an international hospitality supplier and a global brand. Bonna specialises in the manufacture of extremely robust yet delicate products, which deliver lifetime edgechip warranty in versatile and innovative collections. With an in-depth understanding of the importance of service and quality, and positioned in a strategic part of the world, where Asia and Europe meet, Bonna is able to offer fast delivery and extensive item availability.
The aim of Bonna is to craft beautiful tableware for busy dining environments and the company delivers the ‘wow’ factor in food presentation with its premium porcelain collections. As a design and production company which aims to serve gastronomy, for over 30 years, Bonna’s goal has always been in the creation of products that deliver both on innovation and quality.
10 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 10
ETHER Revolutionize the rules of table setting with Ether: the first reversible tableware collection created in collaboration with the French designer Constance Guisset. A range of modular elements designed to be combined or used upside down, made from highly innovative porcelain formulation Hyper*P. An aesthetic concept for a unique culinary experience. #ginori1735
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 11
CATEGORY SPONSORS We pay tribute to the category sponsors of the Tableware International Awards of Excellence 2021
CASUAL DINNERWARE & INNOVATION
CATEGORY SPONSOR: INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS (Las Vegas & Atlanta) AtlantaMarket.com / LasVegasMarket.com International Market Centers (IMC) owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas. Atlanta Market houses the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor. It features more than 8,000 brands across all categories including tabletop, gourmet and housewares. Learn more and register for Atlanta Market, July 13 – 19, at AtlantaMarket.com. The premier, cross-category Las Vegas Market features more than 4,300 furniture, gift, housewares, and home décor resources. Along with West Coast product exclusives in a world-class destination, Las Vegas Market offers an accessible, efficient buying experience for brands, retailers, and interior designers. Learn more and register for Las Vegas Market, August 22 – 26, at LasVegasMarket.com.
COFFEE & TEAWARE
CATEGORY SPONSOR: ZUCHEX INTERNATIONAL HOME & KITCHENWARES FAIR www.zuchex.com
The one and only home & kitchenware fair on a global scale in 2021, Zuchex will bring a new perspective to the industry from September 16-19, 2021. Zuchex, organised for the 31st time by Tarsus Turkey with the support of the Ministry of Trade, will be the first and only sector-wide event in 2021 for the home and kitchenware industry. The event will be held at Tüyap Beylikdüzü on September 16 - 19. At the Fair, the leading brands in Turkey and from the world will exhibit their newest collections, including tableware and kitchenware, electrical appliances, steel kitchen utensils, decorative home accessories, glassware, home textiles, porcelain and ceramics, plastic housewares and lighting and bath and kitchen accessories.
12 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 12
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 13
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 13
CATEGORY SPONSOR: FORTY ONE MADISON www.41madison.com
FortyOne Madison is a world-renowned destination for the tabletop industry with over 90 permanent showrooms and more than 200 brands featuring the best in china, crystal, dinnerware, flatware, glassware, hotelware, lighting, objet d’art and bespoke pieces. Home to The New York Tabletop Market®, the building bi-annually welcomes buyers, designers, chefs, media and trade members from around the globe to explore 21 floors of showrooms and view the latest designs from leading brands
such as Alessi, Cristofle, Fiskars, Hermes, Lenox, L’Objet, LSA International, The Godinger Group, Oneida and Villeroy & Boch, to name but a few. Located in New York City at Madison Square Park, the elegant building has some of the most dramatic views that overlook the park, city and east river. Upcoming 2021 NY Tabletop Show Dates are April 1316 and October 5-8. Attendees can register for the show at 41madison.com and find more information by downloading the FortyOne Madison App available through the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace. The building is also open daily by appointment.
CASUAL GLASSWARE & LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORY SPONSOR: IHA CHICAGO TheInspiredHomeShow.com
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is a not-for-profit, full-service association committed to maximizing the success of the home and housewares industry. IHA provides the world-class marketplace, The Inspired Home Show, as well as facilitation of global commerce, executive-level member share groups and conferences, a wide range of international business development tools, housewares industry market data and information services, facilitation of industry standards, and more. Owned and operated by the IHA, The Inspired Home Show (the new name for the International Home + Housewares Show) in Chicago features over 2,000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries and attendees from 130 countries on six continents. The Show is a leading marketplace to source market-driven innovative housewares, electricals, smart home and home goods products, designs and trends. In addition to the unique sourcing opportunities, the Show offers visitors education and insight into business practices and trends that are shaping the industry. The next Show is scheduled to take place on March 5-8, 2022. New this year, in addition to the actual Show in Chicago, the IHA is excited to announce a series of online platforms and events that will bring the industry together around content and commerce – to learn more, visit TheInspiredHomeShow.com.
14 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 14
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 15
Meet our judges
Our prestigious panel of judges are truly international and are made up of the best buyers, retailers and experts in the tabletop industry.
founder and creative director of Amara, UK www.amara.com
Mary Sarafidis, managing director of Parousiasi, a chain of 39 luxury tabletop and giftware stores in Greece. www.parousiasi.gr
Owned by the Sarafidis Group, which has the largest chain of retail stores in Greece, Parousiasi (Presentation) is a group of award-winning luxury tabletop and gift stores located throughout Greece, and was the first chain in the country to gather leading homeware brands under one roof. Today, Parousiasi offer more than 40 international tableware brands, including Villeroy & Boch, Lenox, Rosenthal and Wedgewood among others. The retailer also produces its own lifestyle magazine and runs a successful loyalty programme as part of their goal to provide customers with an enjoyable experience with substantial benefits.
Since launching leading online luxury interiors etailer, Amara, in 2005, Sam Hood has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. From casual dining to barware to serveware, Amara offers a wide selection of products from over 300 unique and iconic brands. Still very much a hands-on buyer, Sam is keen to champion the best emerging talent and share it with Amara’s customers. Sam says: “The knowledge I’ve picked up along the way has enabled me to have a deep understanding of the industry and the many brands available.”
Elena Sokolova, commercial director and buyer, Dom Farfora, Russia www.domfarfora.ru
The 56-year-old Dom Farfora (House of Porcelain) is the Russian distributor for several global tableware brands, including Moser and Herend, and further owns a chain of multi-brand retail stores across Russia, selling premium tableware and giftware from global brands, including Lenox, Rosenthal and Alessi. The company is a tablesetting trendsetter in Russia, delivering regular in-store events and workshops and producing its own magazine.
16 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 16
Nick Holland Design Nick Holland, creative director and CEO of product design consultancy Nick Holland Design. www.nickhollanddesign.com One of the most experienced and successful international product designers in tableware and housewares, Nick was previously design director at various manufacturers, including Vista Alegre Atlantis for 13 years. Nick founded his own international product design consultancy in 1997 and has worked with tableware manufacturers from around the world, including the UK, USA, China, Italy, Germany and Vietnam. Nick has expertise in materials and manufacturing technologies, including all areas of ceramics, glass, metals, plastics and natural materials. Nick has served on multiple organisations for design in England, including the Design Council.
Goodfellow & Goodfellow Valda Goodfellow, owner and MD, Goodfellow & Goodfellow, distributors of tableware to the UK hospitality sector with exclusive access to some of the world’s best tableware brands for the UK. www.goodf.co.uk
John O’Byrne, buyer for the Irish hospitality market. www.hospitalityproducts.ie After graduating from the Dublin College of Catering with a degree in hotel & catering management, John spent time training with PV Doyle Hotels (now The Doyle Collection) and three years working at the five-star Westbury Hotel, which was part of THF’s Exclusive Group at the time. Returning to Dublin, John selected and sourced the items for two party rental businesses he helped set up. As a result of travelling to shows and factories all over Europe to source quality products, John saw a gap in the market for a specialist supplier to the fivestar hotel sector in Ireland that would offer tabletop, bedroom, banqueting and kitchen items. In 2011 he set up Hospitality Products and this company now supplies exclusive brands and bespoke products to the top hotels and restaurants in Ireland.
Starting out in January 2012, Goodfellow & Goodfellow (G&G) has established itself as the go-to company for anyone in hospitality looking for innovative tableware. Owners Paul and Valda Goodfellow have exclusive access to some of the world’s best tableware brands for the UK market, including Hering Berlin, Fuerstenberg, Narumi, Montgolfier, Figgjo and Bonna; and they also work with craft producers globally to design and commission projects, delivering unique products. G&G’s ability to create new tableware concepts for all aspects of the hospitality industry enables the company to lead the market in the UK, their ‘plate cave’ is in London’s Little Portland Street and offers tableware collections intended to provide originality and functionality.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 17
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 17
Jorge Perez, Cuban American designer, TV personality and wedding industry icon.
Walter Lowry, owner, TableArt, a premier destination for luxury tableware in Los Angeles.
A luxury living expert and on-air TV personality, Jorge Perez is a renowned Cuban-American designer and tabletop industry icon who has spent many years enveloped in luxury tabletop and bridal gown design. Celebrity spokesperson for Waterford Crystal and Wedgwood China, Jorge has appeared on many TV shows, including BRAVO’s The Real Housewives of NYC, WE-TV’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, and Hallmark’s Home and Family. Jorge has also been featured on the pages of Martha Stewart Living, The Knot, BRIDES, StyleMePretty.com and The Washington Post, to name but a few. Viewers can see him regularly on the US shopping network EVINE.
Walter Lowry opened his luxury boutique, TableArt, in Los Angeles in 2004. His vision was to present a compelling, curated collection that focused on the concept of dining and entertaining at home. Today, TableArt is a premier destination for discerning shoppers from across the US and globally, presenting a selection from some of the world’s most revered brands, as well as smaller, independent producers. The full collection resides in TableArt’s showroom on Melrose Avenue, but items are also available on its ecommerce site, with new items added regularly.
T is for Table
Michele Trzuskowski, owner of independent luxury tabletop boutique T is for Table, which has stores in Florida and Colorado. www.tisfortable.com
Based in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm, Florida and at Centennial, Colorado, T is for Table was established in 2000 with the first store opening in 2001. The luxury independent boutique has a focus on tabletop, offering an experiential and inspirational space that offers everything from fine pottery, china, glass, serveware and tabletop accessories, to home décor and jewellery – everything that will set the mood and appeal to the senses. The boutique delivers custom engraving services, home visits and gift registries and offers regular trunk shows and artisan events.
Robin Levien, co-owner of Studio Levien, which specialises in domestic products, designing tableware, cutlery and glass for clients worldwide. www.studiolevien.com
Robin Levien is co-owner of design company Studio Levien, with his partner Patricia Stainton. Based in London, Studio Levien specialises in domestic products for the kitchen and bathroom and designs tableware, cutlery and glass in collaboration with clients all over the world, including Costa Verde, Rosenthal, PT Sango and John Lewis. Robin’s mission is to “design products that are functional, affordable and beautiful.”
18 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 18
Jackie Chiesa, president, William Ashley, a store in Toronto, Canada, that has been setting and accessorising tables for over 70 years. Jackie is renowned for her three decades of tabletop expertise www.williamashley.com
Since 1947, Canadian retailer William Ashley has been setting tables in homes across Canada and is known globally for its quality selection of more than 200 prestigious brands. Jackie Chiesa, who joined in 1981, and was appointed president in 2011, leads the buying team, travelling the globe to curate its assortments. With decades of expertise, Jackie is regularly consulted by tableware designers for her comments when creating new collections and over the years she has hosted numerous tabletop events. William Ashley’s 15,000 square foot flagship store is on Bloor Street’s Mink Mile and is the backdrop for quality brands to meet today’s ever-changing lifestyles.
Table + Dine
Deborah Shearer, founder, CEO and creative director of Table + Dine, a creative lifestyle brand and marketing studio in the home, tabletop and housewares market. www.tableanddine.com eborah Shearer is the founder, CEO and creative D director behind Table + Dine, a marketing and merchandising team of professionals, creating digital content for and filling the creative needs for brands and retailers in tabletop, housewares and textiles. With over two decades of experience in creative and editorial production, industry tabletop expert, visionary designer and stylist, Deborah combines her background in retail, marketing and merchandising with a strong unique eye for connecting people to products. When she’s not setting tables with her signature style, you’ll find Deborah enjoying family and friends around her own table with good food and wine, creating unforgettable memories. Table + Dine is located in Nashville, Tennessee and supported by a talented group of local creative talent working with brands from around the world.
Jason Atherton, Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur. www.jasonatherton.co.uk
Jason Atherton’s career has been on a promising trajectory since he started cooking in professional kitchens in the 1990s. After a stage at Spain’s famous elBulli restaurant in 1998, he went on to work with great chefs such as Pierre Koffmann, Nico Ladenis and Marco Pierre White, before joining the Gordon Ramsey Group in 2001. For almost a decade he worked with Ramsey on multiple launches including maze in the Hilton Prague Old Town, maze grill in Grosvenor Square and maze restaurants in Melbourne and Qatar. Jason launched his first independent restaurant venture in 2010, Table No. 1 in Shanghai, before opening his flagship restaurant, Pollen Street Social in Mayfair in April 2011. Within six months of opening, Pollen Street Social was awarded a coveted Michelin star and has ranked highly in a number of other awards and restaurant guides. In addition to opening multiple restaurants across Asia and the Middle East over the past decade, Jason has written several cook books and appeared on food shows in the UK and abroad including Saturday Kitchen and Great British Menu. Jason is an ambassador for Moët & Chandon and Harrods Food Halls as well as other brands and is a patron for a number of charities including Hospitality Action. TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 19
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 19
Donna Ferrari, leading journalist and photo stylist and contributing columnist to Tableware International, Donna has reported on the tabletop industry for more than 35 years
Donna is a leading journalist and photo stylist who has reported on the tabletop, housewares, home furnishings and bridal industries for more than 37 years, Donna has travelled the world visiting tradeshows, factories and ateliers to learn first-hand how tableware is designed, crafted and produced. While working as a director of Brides (Conde Nast), Donna’s lifestyle stories won numerous ADC Awards and she was invited to design the tablesetting displays in the lobby of 41 Madison and to present her trending forecasts in lifestyle and bridal at numerous trademarts. Donna has authored Bride’s Guide to Good Food & Entertaining, conducted seminars for delegates at the UN on etiquette customs practiced in the US, and is also a regular contributing columnist at Tableware International. She has a detailed understanding of product development and manufacturing and a discerning eye for good design and marketable products.
Hermann Hutter, owner of Hutter Group, which has eight housewares and gifts stores in Germany. www.thehuttergroup.com
Hermann Hutter has lots of experience in retailing. At the age of 21, he founded his first retail shop, later taking over the 1908-founded Hutter company and building it up into a group for office supply stores in Germany. In 2004, Hermann bought shares in Abt – one of the most famed glass and porcelain stores in Germany, which was later sold in 2017. Today, the Hutter Group has developed into a multi-faceted company with eight stores in southern Germany and online shops for gifts, housewares, glass and porcelain, stationery, books and lifestyle. Hermann is sole owner of Hutter Group, as well as VP of the German retailers’ organisation for glass, porcelain and housewares – Handelsverband Koch und Tischkultur e.V.
Promenu Elena Vorozheykina, head of retail, at Ukrainian retailer Promenu www.promenu.ua Promenu is an omnichannel retailer with 15 stores in Ukraine offering premium brands for cooking and serving, kitchen gadgets, small household appliances and home care products. The Promenu chain is a part of MIRS corporation - the leader of the Ukrainian premium household goods market since 1992, the distributor of many global brands such as Rosenthal, Wusthof, Joseph Joseph, Riedel, Dibbern, Robbe & Berking and many others. For over 20 years Elena Vorozheykina has been working with her team to create the best solutions in retail formats, such as the Promenu Emotion points concept. An important factor in a strong concept is the unique portfolio of brands and products. We have been at all major exhibitions every year, including Ambiente, since 1999. Knowledge and understanding of changes in the industry, long-term cooperation with global brands, and at the same time understanding of changes in customer needs helps to determine trends and directions for more successful development. In 2020, Promenu became the Global Honoree 2020 GIA Excellence in Retailing, which is a source of great pride.
Leeuwin’s Serviezenhuis Amos van Praagh, general manager for the Dutch tableware retailer, Leeuwin’s Serviezenhuis. www.leeuwin.nl
Since 1926, Leeuwin’s Serviezenhuis has been an expert in dinnerware and cookware. They strive to offer the best design, quality, durability and longevity in all products and brands that they carry. For every occasion, every day, every season. Located in the city centre of Utrecht, the shop is now in its fourth generation and continues to be a hot spot for all items on the well laid table and for all the tools for the aspiring chef.
20 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 20
Brigitte Moulinier, France
Dubbed ‘the girl who can paint’, Brigitte Moulinier is one of the rare free-hand drawing designers boasting on-trend, dynamic and sensitive talent. With a background in fashion design and with expertise as an illustrator, Brigitte ranks as a tabletop designer with a particular gift for drawing and colours. She gained her global in-depth knowledge of tableware through countless travels in the US, Gulf region, Asia and Europe. From bespoke design to the mass market, she has an intricate understanding of the different sensitivities of buyers and consumers of each market, meaning she can tweak her designs to match their specific requirements. As a designer of comprehensive tableware concepts for the hospitality world, dinnerware lines for brands or manufacturers, artistic tableware consultancy, and trends and collection realignment consultancy, her expertise knows no bounds.
fter a degree in design A studies at Esmod Fashion School, in Paris, Dominique worked as a freelance textile designer, developing trends for style offices, and professional press. She then created her own design studio, specialising in the Arts of the Table. Her great experience, skill in hand-drawn surface designs, perception of future trends and reactivity to the request of her clients, brings an international clientele in dinnerware sectors. Client requests are varied including weddings, casual, outdoor, retail, hospitality. Dominique works with porcelain, ceramic, glass, melamine and paper.
Brigitte is a French tabletop designer and illustrator. @brigittemoulinier
Kevin Glancy, business development director, Glancy Fawcett, a company that’s been supplying the finest tableware to the world’s most luxurious superyachts, private aircrafts and luxury residences for 30 years. www.glancyfawcett.com
Kevin Glancy and his team are project-based global outfitters who supply luxury lifestyle pieces, homeware and designer brands to the world’s superyachts, residences and private aircraft. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Kevin and his team have outfitted more than 450 superyachts and have forged long-standing relationships with acclaimed suppliers, artisans and luxury brands. Glancy Fawcett offers a unique and unparalleled service befitting of the top-quality products it sources and supplies. Alongside exclusive brands in everything from crystal and silverware to table linens and porcelain, the company’s in-house design team can also create unique products truly personal to clients, and the company’s architectural division supplies stunning glass panelling and lighting. Its extensive showroom in Manchester, UK, offers one of Europe’s widest range of samples under one roof, where visitors can immerse themselves fully in the outfitting process.
Dominique Tage, freelance tableware designer working in the retail and hospitality sectors.
Billy Lloyd, UK
London-based potter and designer, Billy Lloyd has recently become creative director of Monno Design. www.billylloyd.co.uk
Once a potter, then a designer, and more recently creative director of Monno Design, Billy is a prominent figure in the UK’s designermaker generation. Billy was recognised in 2014 for his positive attitude towards craftsmanship and industrial design and awarded with a scholarship from the Royal Warrant Holders Association’s charity. Early champions of his work included Priscilla Carluccio and Sir Terence & Lady Vicki Conran. Billy has worked with various clients in hospitality and retail designing and producing fine bone china and porcelain tableware and kitchen products – clients have included The Conran Shop, Rapha, Cult Vinegar and Bamford. Now, he designs fine bone china and porcelain tableware for Monno Design and leads their new product development. TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 21
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 21
ANNOUNCING THE FINALISTS IN THE…
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021 We received over 176 entries from tabletop brands across our 13 Tableware Awards categories
O F E XC E L L E N C E
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 22
Dinnerware in the premium segment, which communicates luxury, enhanced formality and tend towards the bridal segment
AND THE FINALISTS ARE… Wedgwood
www.wedgwood.com Designed by Wedgwood in fine bone china, Gio can stand as a complete set or mix and match with other Wedgwood collections for a unique look. Gio’s main colourway is white and the collection features a beautiful geometric, embossed, contemporary pattern. Dishwasher and microwave safe it is a perfect collection to create a contemporary, modern and minimalist look in the home.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 23
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 23
FINE DINNERWARE Rosenthal
www.rosenthal.de Rosenthal Velvet has been developed with special iridescent metallic colors, the so-called interference colors. Depending on the angle of light, they shimmer differently every time and give a very special and effective shine on the table. All colours are cadmium and lead free.
24 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 24
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 27 2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 25
FINE DINNERWARE Kinshodo
www.lin-japan.jp Lin Japan is a new collection of Arita porcelain, which has more than 400 years of history in Japan. The concept of Lin Japan is “extraordinary”. It offers beautiful moments for the table which you have never seen before.
26 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 26
Category Sponsored By CATEGORY
Dinnerware collections that are relaxed and casual and can be used every day, for all occasions, and that can be dressed up and down
AND THE FINALISTS ARE… MESA CERAMICS
www.mesa-ceramics.com MESA UNO is a modern casual dinnerware range created by designer Nick Holland for Mesa Ceramics in Portugal. In high quality fine stoneware, the design has a natural comfortable and timeless character. The shapes are soft and rounded and the collection has a full range of items for casual dining. The generous size deep plates and platter and nicely rounded bowls for serving and dining are stackable. The collection has cups for tea and coffee, a tall mug and an iconic two litre pitcher. All pieces are glazed with beautiful semi matt reactive glazes, in a variety of harmonious natural colour themes, presented as mix and match concepts. UNO is a design inspired by nature and brings the warmth and a touch of the countryside to the table. All the pieces are functional and durable and are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 27
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 27
www.royaldoulton.com Celebrate craftsmanship, colour and uniqueness with Signature 1815. Available in a soft and stylish palette of chalky pink, fresh coral, cool green and soft blue, the colours contrast against the timeless white porcelain base – the perfect casual tableware to serve a signature dish. A design-led mix and match range crafted to build a uniquely individual collection – focus on favourite hues or make a statement with a combination of colours to create a very personal style. This carefully edited selection of practical and contemporary shapes is inspired by hand-thrown pieces – each with handpoured glazed designs, making every piece different. Using a jug the glaze is hand poured onto each piece. Firstly the colour glaze is poured followed by the white and then the transparent glaze is applied, making each piece unique. The mugs and bowls have a full glaze coverage in the inside with the poured glaze on the outside.
28 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 28
DISCOVER. CONNECT. INSPIRE . The Premier Gift, Décor & Lifestyle Market Showrooms: July 13 –19, 2021 Temporaries: July 14 –18, 2021 Learn More & Register at AtlantaMarket.com @AmericasMartATL | #AtlMkt
PHOTOS: VIE TRI, EMILE HENRY TO THE TRADE | © 2021 International Market Centers, LLC
EMBRACE THE POSSIBILITIES
#RTKN s ^ #WIWUV s
>Ã6i}>Ã >À iÌ°V N J >ÃÛi}>Ã >À iÌ
)Q VQ 6QIGVJGT5CHGN[ EQO VQ NGCTP OQTG CDQWV VJG JGCNVJ UCHGV[ RTQVQEQNU YGoXG KORNGOGPVGF KP QWT DWKNFKPIU
č/1, \ #NNUVCVG (NQTCN
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 29
www.denbypottery.com Modus by Denby is a tableware collection inspired by the ‘minimalist luxe’ trend, which takes minimalist style and adds a sleek, functional edge. Created in local stoneware clay, the raw material used by artisan potters, Modus combines layers of pattern and textured glazes on elegant contemporary forms which are designed to create a big impact. Unusually in the pottery industry, Denby develops and manufactures all its own glazes on site at its original home in Derbyshire to achieve Denby’s exacting standards and unique glaze effects. Modus blends four tonal colours and rich highlights which gives depth and warmth to this stunning collection which oozes a touch of decadence and design details. Each piece of the Modus collection is handglazed and passes through 20 pairs of hands before it is ready to have the Denby seal of approval.
30 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 30
Collections or individual pieces that have been designed to be used for serving and displaying food – from oven-to-table dishes, platters and bowls, to boards, trays and serving utensils
AND THE FINALISTS ARE… Denby Pottery
www.denbypottery.com Denby has launched a new collection of high impact and stylish ceramic serveware pieces called ‘Statements’. As we are spending more time at home, there has been a resurgence in people updating their interior spaces to create inviting rooms that can be enjoyed every day. Homes can be instantly refreshed by introducing home décor items that bring colour, texture and pattern and much-loved serveware pieces that are often stored away are being put on display around the home and being used more frequently. There are serving bowls, two platters, a tray and large jug available in Statements which showcases Denby’s expertise in achieving impactive glaze effects using an Ombre and Botanical effect. Every piece has been individually hand-decorated and differs from the next, creating unique pieces of art in the style of a studio potter in stoneware clay obtained from a clay seam close to Denby’s home in Derbyshire. Despite its decorative appeal, Statements has all the inherent strengths of Denby and is safe to use in the oven and dishwasher.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 31
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 31
Riedel Cornetto Confetti www.riedel.com
Executed in sparkling crystal and hand-made by Riedel in Kufstein Austria, the exciting new collection of decanters features vibrant colours. The decanters are not painted - instead the colour is crystal in itself, which is overlaid by hand onto the semimolten glass, as each decanter is created, and is embedded within the clear crystal structure - thus ensuring the vibrant colours will never fade or lose their brightness. These colourful pieces take inspiration from traditional Venetian glassmaking techniques, which are brought right up to date for the 2020s. 14 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 32
VENTO Collection Claire Bowls and Servers
Named for the Italian word for “wind,” the brilliant handmade metal pieces in the Beatriz Ball VENTO Collection are warm, graceful and unexpected. Appropriately, gentle curves and surfaces inspired by sea-swept sands distinguish Claire designs from this bestselling collection. Handsomely sand-cast in the company’s signature metal, and polished to a brilliant shine, the trio of VENTO Claire bowls make gorgeous salad or fruit bowls, and eyecatching centerpieces. Inspired by natural forms, the artisancrafted VENTO Modern Salad Servers set is a pure delight, and a perfect stylistic match for the VENTO Claire bowls. Beatriz Ball’s intensely handmade products employ ecofriendly and sustainable materials and are crafted by artisans who trace a heritage of metalworking for generations. Original Beatriz Ball designs, sustainably handmade of a top quality, food safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 15
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 33
Full collections or individual pieces of barware, whether drinkware, serveware or bar tools, that tap into the trend for the elevated preparation and serving of drinks at home
AND THE FINALISTS ARE…
AFRICAN SAFARI GILDED Collection www.artelglass.com
Designed by Věra Mauricová, the opulence of African Safari Animals plus juxtaposing production techniques hand-engraving and geometric sand-blasting – inspired by traditional Czech cut crystal. Note the decorative work: hand-engraved, hand-sandblasted and hand-gilded.
34 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 34
BARWARE Stölzle Lausitz GmbH
New York Bar Glass Collection (Club and Manhattan) www.stoelzle-lausitz.com
Suitable for whisky, brandies, beer, juices, water and cocktails, this machine-made, highquality collection is 100% lead-free crystal glass. The glass is waterproof and dishwasher safe while also offering optimum durability and elegance. Note the two decorative design cuts each with high breakage resistance. Made in Germany, especially for bars and, of course, end consumers.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 35
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 35
BARWARE Robbe & Berking
www.robbeberking.com The bar trolley is a piece of furniture that has celebrated a great comeback worldwide in the past two years. Whether decorated with art books, plants and small design accessories or with fine whiskey, cognac and the corresponding silver vessels, or used as a serving trolley with crockery and dessert - it nicely sets the scene for everything, becomes the topic of conversation at every party and simply looks beautiful.
36 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 36
Tableware International Advert Nov-Dec issue.indd 2 2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd
27/11/2020 13:58:46 07/04/2021 08:07
CUTLERY / FLATWARE
Flatware or cutlery designs that deliver on functionality, ergonomics, timelessness, quality and aesthetics
AND THE FINALISTS ARE… Herdmar
www.herdmar.com Original from the Latin noun “gratia”, which characterized the mythological goddesses, graced with the gift of pleasing, it’s also a typically feminine name, which brings with it full tenderness, elegance and sophistication, attributes that are linearly common in the genre. These adjectives were also the three basic guidelines for the development of Grace model, where a peculiar design link between the vastly different models Stick & Vinci, harmoniously took place, generating pieces with a notorious modern taste, which even for daily needs, will undoubtedly stand out for their casual chic style. Produced in 18/10 stainless steel with a three millimetre base, all the pieces in this line have the usual quality, ergonomics and balance easily found across all the Herdmar range of cutlery.
38 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 38
José Maria Ferreira/Jomafe brand
Bona Cutlery Collection www.jomafe.pt
Designed and manufactured in Portugal by Jose Maria Ferreira, under their Jomafe brand, Bona is a cutlery collection of distinction. The company is passionate about many things creativity and innovation; team spirit; excellence; professionalism; product and service quality; attention to detail; respect for difference. These are traits which are reflected throughout all their cutlery collections, which are all crafted using the finest materials. Bona is made from 18/10 stainless steel and is available in two colourways – vintage gold and vintage copper. Each piece undergoes a final PVD process, to give either a matt or mirror finish – this is a process that was originated in Portugal and ensures a high quality coating which is dishwasher safe. Designed by the inhouse design team in Portugal, Bona reflects the most innovative and creative design trends. The collection comprises 25 individual items in total which can be available as single items or comprehensive sets to suit everyone. There are, for example all the usual dinner settings - table knives, forks, spoons, dessert cutlery,
fish knives and forks, through to a vast selection of serveware such as cake servers, salad spoons, soup labels and ancillary items such as butter knives – a truly comprehensive offering. Designed with soft classic lines combined with a contemporary finish Bona has a beautiful ergonomic feel with a perfect weight balance to sit beautifully in the hand. The vintage gold and vintage copper colourways complement each other perfectly and lend themselves for use as block colour settings or a little more adventurous mix and match for a truly striking setting.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 39
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 39
CUTLERY / FLATWARE
www.amefa.com The inspiration for Opus comes from the softness of curves. Made from high-quality 18-10 stainless steel, the collection’s knife has an efficient and fine micro serrated edge. With a high gloss mirror finish and delicate, rounded curves, Opus is full range with nine items – table fork, table spoon, medium teaspoon, table knife, dessert fork, dessert spoon, dessert knife, soup spoon, cake fork. The collection is dishwasher safe.
40 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 40
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 41
Premium glassware for special occasions that is either made of crystal, is mouthblown or is handmade and/or hand-engraved
AND THE FINALISTS ARE…
www.lsa-international.com A contemporary collection of mouth-blown whisky drinkware. Decanters with angular profiles are complemented by a tumbler with a cube-shaped impression in the heavy base, reminiscent of a large ice cube. The unique geometric shapes are designed for serving whisky and other spirits - a modern interpretation of traditional barware. 42 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 42
FINE GLASSWARE Riedel
Riedel Winewings www.riedel.com
Georg Riedel, in his long career, has shaped many functional glasses, all specifically designed to enhance the enjoyment of the liquid for which it is created. Georg, as the creator of varietal specific wine glasses, strongly believes that a finely tuned glass shape enhances the perception of all aromatic beverages. In the Summer of 2018, Georg was asked by a customer to create ”the ultimate glass” for Cabernet Sauvignon, a project which was to provide the inspiration behind Riedel Winewings.
Slowly, a new shape emerged: A flat-bottomed glass, wide and reminiscent of the wing of an aircraft, complete with winglets. Over the course of a year, through many tastings and by making changes to shape, size and rim diameter, what began as one glass for one grape varietal developed into seven different glasses to represent the most popular grape varietals. Riedel Winewings was born and was about to take flight!
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 43
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 43
RCR Cristalleria Italiana
Alkemist Gin Tonic www.rcrcrystal.com
The Alkemist line's success lies in combining the complexity of the design with the typical lightness of a tasting glass. The fixed-blown glass technology enhances these features, creating a collection that has no imitation in the world. The Gin Tonic Goblet enriches the Alkemist collection with its balloonshaped paraison, ideal for the gin lovers. RCR’s designer Manola Del Testa has taken inspiration from the ancient alkemists that mixed various ingredients to find the secret formula to create gold.
44 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 44
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 15
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 45
Category Sponsored By
Everyday glassware for daily use and casual occasions with a focus on functionality and convenience
AND THE FINALISTS ARE… WHAT THE JUDGES SAY…
“An icon of glassware. Classical, friendly with ‘in’ grey colour.”
www.lsainternational.com Inspired by local communities around the world who enjoy neighbourhood socialising, Borough is a comprehensive range of contemporary drinkware for wine, beer and cocktails. Curved bowls and fine, straight stems create a modern aesthetic which complements both casual gatherings and formal occasions. The modern shapes with clean lines are dishwasher safe for a considered balance of form, function and utility.
46 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 46
The Rayware Group
Ravenhead Gemstone www.rayware.co.uk
The Gemstone range features glassware with an elegant diamond design and subtle ridges in a deep charcoal grey and a mystical amethyst purple tone. The colours are inspired by semi-precious stones that are eye-catching and make for an original twist to your bar and drinkware.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 47
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 47
CASUAL GLASSWARE Orrefors
www.orrefors.se In designer Björn Dahlström’s own words; “I viewed the process as an industrial design project, where each part of the glass was deconstructed, analysed and reworked into a new whole. The bowl at the bottom of the wine glass cup is wide to maximize the contact of the drink with oxygen. The relatively open cup is a lovely design detail, but it’s also better suited emotionally to nonalcoholic drinks. The champagne glass is a detour from the square element of the series, standing out with its fluted shape. The short stem harmonises beautifully with the other pieces in the series and means you automatically pick up the glass by the cup, which is good for balance and for mingling. The carafe has a distinctive character, with colourful glass and a prominent spout. The little bowl is ideal for use as a base, or for serving some kind of appetizer.”
48 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 48
$6 %)6 12 6 2 -02 -60 (-61%3!4 .#4 % 6 ( 05355"+3&+.355. 4&5*'55*6 253
Reconnecting the industry around
Differentiate your offering and gain a competitive advantage by sourcing products, trends and ideas not yet available in
Find: Thousands of new & innovative home, housewares and Internet of Things products Learn: About color and consumer trends, retail best practices, design and smart home
Discover: Inspiring new retail concepts, merchandising and branding
Visit: World-class retailers such as Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma and The Container Store
the new name for the
5 - 8 March 2022 Chicago, USA For more information, please contact the IHA UK Office: Mark Chapman, PR Direct Limited, +44 7915 063255 email@example.com TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 15
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 49
urhood nkware create formal for a
Decorative tabletop objects, collections or individual pieces, which can also be functional, but are mainly designed for display and décor, including candlesticks, figurines, vases, sculptures and display bowls
AND THE FINALISTS ARE…
www.alessi.com Culture and tradition meet in “Nunziatella”, an original container to preserve and serve Mozzarella di Bufala Campana designed by Emma Silvestris and realized in collaboration with the Consorzio di Tutela Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP. A new object, the first of its kind, that combines design with an excellence symbol of the Made in Italy agri-food, intending to promote to the world the history of a millenary product. The container is designed to accommodate a mozzarella in the classic size of 500 grams, or pieces of lesser weight, with their respective liquid government that for proper storage must necessarily be equal to the volume of food content. The design is never casual and it can be seen in the details: “Nunziatella”, made of white thermoplastic resin with a matte external finish and a glossy interior, is completed by a steel ladle to collect, drain and serve this extraordinary PDO product at its best; the handle of the ladle is shaped like an “S” in order to be placed on the edge of the container when it is not in use.
14 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021 50 2020
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 50
Iguana Wall Plate www.herend.com
The green iguana is a large reptile, yet it easily climbs the trees, is a good swimmer, and, like a cat, almost always falls on its feet. The inhabitant of tropical rainforests it is one of the most beautiful lizard species in the world, and its colouration is almost indescribably stunning. At high risk, it can lose its tail making up almost half of its body, and then regrow. The designer was inspired by the beauty of this extraordinary lizard, so this beauty of nature was painted on a Herend ornamental plate, limited to 10 pieces, depicted on a branch over water in its original habitat. It is noteworthy that the master painter can demonstrate with extreme confidence the always mistyhumid atmosphere of the rain forest of almost 100% humidity, though often not even the sharpest lens can reproduce it.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 15
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 51
DECORATIVE Robbe & Berking
www.robbeberking.com Dining habits are increasingly finding an informal new chic. The combination of elegance, sophistication and cosmopolitan style make THE BOX an absolute must-have that will set a highlight in any environment. Out of the drawer, onto the dining table and into the place where life is at play. A true centrepiece with great radiance inside. It not only has the right tools for every situation, but also noble ones and – as soon as opened – makes the whole room sparkle.
WHAT THE JUDGES SAY…
“In an innovative play of colours, shapes and textures, the pieces of the Unica Collection display a free form and splendid contemporary design. Bringing together traditional expertise and contemporary aesthetics, this collection is made by the collaboration of the designers with the master glassmaker. The collection is both a wonderful addition to a home collection and a gift.”
52 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 52
Category Sponsored By
COFFEE / TEAWARE
Coffee and tea full sets along with concepts of individual coffee/tea pieces, such as teapots, French presses, mugs, kettles and cups
AND THE FINALISTS ARE... Bredemeijer Group B.V.
Duet Design Saturn www.bredemeijer.com
The Duet® Design Saturn is a modern, elegant teapot from the Bredemeijer Design collection in geometric style, inspired by Memphis Design and the planet Saturn with its rings. The Saturn is equipped with a double walled design by Bredemeijer and made of high-quality stainless steel. The unique double walled concept was introduced in the 70s and ensures the tea stays hot for over an hour, without losing its flavor. The specially shaped spout ensures drip-free pouring convenience each time the tea is served. The insulating material used for the handle and the grip sees to it that those parts never get more than lukewarm. The Duet Design Saturn is a real classic, with stunning looks. In 2019, Bredemeijer was a finalist at the IHA Global Innovations awards in Chicago. It’s handle is developed by the wellknown German designer Tassilo von Grolman, whose designs with exhibitions at many leading museums across the globe, including MoMa. He has won several awards, including the Red Dot Design Award and the Good Design Award. Both the technical as well as aesthetic design make the Saturn teapot an essential feature for tea lovers in any modern household! The product is designed in Europe and produced in China.
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 53
COFFEE / TEAWARE Herend
BLUE FELICITY LIMITED TEASET FOR TWO www.herend.com
For the designer, scale variation was always an op-art phenomenon that guides or misleads the eyes. Within this set of objects this net shrinks or expands the space. She inserted the Victoria butterflies into this vision to reach a butterfly effect. The Victoria butterfly and the Herend fishnet pattern both appear individually on the new set, yet they make a perfect pair together. The butterflies of Victoria pattern – its fate is entwined with the Herend Porcelain Manufactory, perfectly exemplifying the Manufactory’s renewal efforts - are dancing on the blue coloured fishnet pattern base. Herend feel the butterflies come to life, fly off the objects and rest on our hands. Two traditional Herend decors in a modern, redesigned form. The decor pays tribute to the legendary patterns with solid blue colors. It is a perfect depiction of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory’s creed “Tradition and Innovation” and the Herend masters’ talent.
WHAT THE JUDGES SAY…
“Elevates the portable coffee offerings. Ergonomics and functionality combined with high aesthetics.”
54 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 54
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 55
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 55
COFFEE / TEAWARE Stelton
www.stelton.com It is not just Stelton’s style that is shaped by history. With each new product they create, it evolves. This also applies to Amphora, Stelton’s new thermo jugs for tea and coffee. The collection comes in three colourways – soft white, soft black and soft peach. The two thermo jugs are named after the ancient Greek earthenware pots which were used to store and transport oil and wine. The Danish designer Sebastian Holmbäck has drawn inspiration from the amphora’s round body and distinctive shoulders in a design that also reaches far into the future. The jugs, for tea and coffee, are made with plastic and glass insert which can be replaced.
56 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 56
Collections or individual pieces of tabletop made of metal or a mix of metals that are both functional and decorative
AND THE FINALISTS ARE… Beatriz Ball
SIERRA MODERN Collection beatrizball.com
After years of research, Beatriz Ball has developed a process to create modern metallic finishes that are easycare and practical, as well as jaw-droppingly beautiful. Paired with handsome surfaces and unexpected shapes, they are a re-invention of metalware that will transform today’s table. Dubbed SIERRA MODERN, this luxe new collection features iconic Beatriz Ball designs in modern new metallic finishes of gold, rose gold, and gunmetal. Delightfully decorative, and also perfect for serving a variety of foods, the collection adds a modern new dimension to Beatriz Ball’s awardwinning designs. SIERRA MODERN embraces practical items like bowls, platters, and serving pieces, as well as decorative photo frames. Dishwasher safe, pieces will not chip, peel or stain. Beatriz Ball’s intensely handmade
products use eco-friendly and sustainable materials and are crafted by artisans who trace a heritage of metalworking for generations. Handmade in Mexico of top quality, FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 57
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 57
www.amefa.com Felicity’s inspiration comes from combining styles; the combination of a decoration in the trend of craftmanship and the full mirror gloss finish gives this cutlery a modern look and feel. Note the coarse, imperfect decoration on the handle. Quality is of paramount importance at Amefa, this cutlery is manufactured with great care and precision and is made of high quality 18/0 stainless steel. Dishwasher safe, the collection is designed for every day and the special moments and is available for retail and food service
58 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 58
METALS Robbe & Berking
Belvedere Bar Collection www.robbeberking.com
The new Robbe & Berking Belvedere bar collection is not focusing on dining-culture but on bar-culture. The drinking vessels and accessories whose outer appearance resemble the cannelures of antique columns, but at the same time have a very special character with a modern fresh look.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 59
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 59
Category Sponsored By
WHAT THE JUDGES SAY…
“Interesting design, hand-crafted and traditional but feels artisanal and fresh.”
Innovative tableware from all categories that demonstrate something new
AND THE FINALISTS ARE…
Ether Collection www.ginori1735.com
Éther, an aesthetic concept for a unique culinary experience. This is the new decorative motif created for Ginori 1735 by Constance Guisset, one of the most important French designers. “The creation of Ether for Ginori was quite similar to the way in which a ballet set is conceived. Ether is the scenic design I have imagined for the elements of the Aria collection. The dynamic movement of the graphic design seems to evaporate in the mingling of light and shade which makes the plates a sort of frame, within which chefs can play,” says Constance Guisset. Inspired by the name of the collection on which it develops – Aria – with her Ether motif Constance Guisset has created a nebulous atmosphere, revealing a breath of invisible air, which blows on ashes to confer movement and lightness to the surface of the plates. The texture chosen for Ether is interpreted in black which can indeed, because of its lack of tint, be matched with all possible shades. An ideal type of contemporary mise en place, a masterpiece of dry elegance that is aimed at those looking for a unique experience in the table setting and dish, able to combine aesthetics, functionality and play. 60 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 60
www.lin-japan.jp Lin NY Rock Cup
The product has a coating of anti-biotech titanium dioxide invented by the professors of Saga University. Its innovative technology of photocatalyst prevents the cup from getting dirty or growing mold. Made of porcelain and available in three colours.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 61
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 61
anthonybannwart.com “L’Assiette de Fibonacci” (in English “The Fibonacci plate”) created by Swiss artist Anthony Bannwart in Switzerland is an innovative design that applies the golden ratio and the famous Fibonacci sequence in dinner plates, bowls, and decorative platters. Swiss design protected, this new line of tableware is manufactured in hard paste porcelain. White glazed porcelain, dishwasher and microwave-safe.
62 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 62
Category Sponsored By
AND THE FINALISTS ARE...
Dinnerware created specifically for the hospitality, restaurant and catering (HoReCa) segment and therefore durable, innovative and versatile NIKKO COMPANY
www.nikkoceramics.com HALO was developed for Chinese restaurants in five-star hotels. A new shape that is cutting edge, modern and sharp. Nikko offers Made in Japan products that they manufacture with exceptional technology. The company’s fine bone china features a unique whiteness, which utilizes about 50 percent bone ash to create a strong and luminous dinnerware. The HALO series expresses the brilliance of a halo, utilizing the pure white radiance of Nikko’s bone china. The radial embossing conjures the image of a lotus leaf. Lotus is a motif of good fortune in China.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 63
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 63
SAKURA collections www.koranshaus.com
The cherry blossom is the most beloved of all flowers in Japan. It has been an abiding part of the Japanese aesthetic and sensibility since ancient times and pivotal to life in Japan. Layers of cherry blossom petals in full bloom are expressed in beautiful contrast by coats of varying shades of lapis lazuli. Applying a new technique while using the traditional color of lapis lazuli. Koransha integrates traditions and contemporary styles into this series. Made in Arita, Japan.
64 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 64
www.chefordward.com Featuring unique aesthetics, the Savor Collection boasts the beautiful look, feel and weight of stoneware, with organic shapes and beautiful reactive glaze finishes (including robin egg blue; dusk; ivory; sage; spruce; clay azula iris; and woven). The collection has been inspired by the current indsutry trend towards small sharing plates and it utilizes unique materials: high-compression melamine to replicate the look and feel of stoneware, with the easy care and durability of melamine.
TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 65
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 65
Glassware created specifically for the hospitality, restaurant and catering (HoReCa) segment, and therefore durable, innovative and versatile
AND THE FINALISTS ARE…
RCR Cristalleria Italiana
www.rcrcrystal.com The new Etna collection is inspired by the power of the Sicilian volcano. This line enhances all the features of pressed glass, such as brilliance, transparency and resistance. Manola Del Testa’s design combined with RCR technological innovations create a decoration made of deep carvings that reflect and multiply the light. 66 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 66
Stölzle Lausitz GmbH
www.stoelzle-lausitz.com With the STARlight stem glass series, glass manufacturer Stölzle Lausitz has taken a further step into a new dimension. Never before has machine-made glass been produced so close to mouth-blown glass with a gracefully slim stem and a gentle thin walled bowl. STARlight is a series with a balanced shape. A seamless and deep-drawn transition between stem and goblet as well as perfectly proportioned matching profiles giving the goblets of lead-free crystal glass a high degree of functionality with a harmonious appearance. The series includes a Burgundy glass, a Bordeaux glass, a red wine goblet, a white wine glass and a champagne flute.
Utopia Tableware Ltd
Hayworth stemless gin glass www.utopia-tableware.com
The Hayworth stemless gin globe from Utopia taps into the current obsession with all things gin, to present a fabulous way to serve a classic gin and tonic. Like its namesake, Rita Hayworth, the glass is all about style and good looks. It is the ideal showstopper at the bar. With a capacity of 65cl there is plenty of room in for a large gin and tonic with generous lashings of ice and a delicate slice or two of lemon. The Hayworth is a stemless gin balloon globe handmade from ribbed glass. The delicate ribs add to the sophistication of the serve. It’s a glass that demands attention, catching the light and reflecting it into the drink. It is perfectly balanced for sipping and twisting in the hand to get that all important clinking of ice cubes. For the ultimate in glitz and glamour the Hayworth stemless gin glass is also available with an elegant gold rim. TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 67
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 67
H A N D - C R A F T E D BY S K I L L E D A R T I SA N S I N D E R BYS H I R E, E N G L A N D…
2021 Finalists Supplement EDIT SMALLER.indd 68 7, 0DJD]LQH )XOOB3DJH $ZDDUGB$GYHUW [ PP LQGG
Discover more (including our new virtual showroom) on www.denbypottery.com/trade or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org