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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 23 Awards 2020: Announcing the finalists in the 2020 awards across 18 categories 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 78 81 84 88

Fine Dinnerware Casual Dinnerware Serveware Barware Licensed Collaboration Cutlery/Flatware Fine Glassware Casual Glassware Decorative Giftable Tableware Coffee/Teaware Metals Artisanal Tabletop Accessories Outdoor Tableware Hospitality Dinneware Hospitality Glassware Sustainability

Tableware Team EDITOR

MAIREAD WILMOT mairead@lemapublishing.co.uk

ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER

PAUL YEOMANS pyeomans@lemapublishing.co.uk

PUBLISHER

MARK NAISH mark@lemapublishing.co.uk

MANAGING DIRECTOR

MALCOLM NAISH malcolm@lemapublishing.co.uk

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

PAUL NAISH paul@lemapublishing.co.uk

To subscribe to the magazine email: ROBERT THOMAS robert@lemapublishing.co.uk

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elcome to Tableware International’s third annual Awards of Excellence showcase. Over the next 92 pages we bring you some of the most exemplary works of art this industry has produced over the past year or so. The 2020 Tableware International Awards of Excellence takes place during Ambiente 2020 and we honour the finest our industry has to offer. We have been thrilled and really very honoured at both the quantity and quality of entries this year. Yet again we can say there has been another increase in the number of companies putting their products and brands forward for our 2020 awards, testament to the high esteem they are held in. 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 2020 Awards of Excellence features 18 different categories including; fine dinnerware, casual dinnerware, serveware, var ware, licensed collaborations, flatware-cutlery, fine glassware, casual glassware, decorative, giftable tableware, coffee and teaware, metals, artisanal, tabletop accessories, outdoor tableware, hospitality dinnerware, hospitality glassware and sustainability. And not forgetting our Lifetime Achievement Award Winner who will be announced on the night of the awards.

We have received entries from esteemed names such as Waterford, Villeroy & Boch, Nikko, Hering Berlin, Denby, Nambè, Lenox, Riedel, LSA International 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 host an 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 2020!

Mairead Wilmot Editor

Want to attend the Tableware Awards event? If you wish to attend the Tableware International Awards of Excellence 2020 ceremony at Ambiente 2020, on Sunday 9 February, from 5.45pm onwards, please contact robert@


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MAIN SPONSORS

We pay tribute to the three main sponsors of the Tableware International Awards of Excellence 2020

AMBIENTE

www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.com Ambiente is the leading international trade fair and the world’s number one in products associated with dining, cooking, household goods, gift items, jewellery, fashion accessories, interior decoration, ideas for the home and furnishing accessories. It is The Show for the entire industry. The breadth and width of Ambiente make its unrivalled product range unique throughout the world. Last year, Ambiente 2019 featured over 4,400 exhibitors who presented traditional and innovative products to over 136,000 trade visitors from 167 countries. A wide range of events, programmes for newcomers, trend presentations and award ceremonies, including a brand new HoReCa hall, will once again set the pace for the world of consumer goods. Ambiente 2020 takes place in Frankfurt am Main from February 7-11.

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 2020 NY Tabletop Show Dates are March 31 – April 3 and October 13 - 16. 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 appointments.

BONNA

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 edge-chip 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.

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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.


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CATEGORY SPONSORS We pay tribute to the category sponsors of the Tableware International Awards of Excellence 2020

GIFTABLE TABLEWARE CATEGORY SPONSOR

DOM FARFORA www.domfarfora.ru

The 54-year-old Dom Farfora (House of Porcelain) is the Russian distributor for nine global tableware brands, including Moser, Herend and Portmeirion, and further owns a chain of seven multi-brand retail stores across Russia, selling premium tableware and giftware from global brands, including Lalique, Lenox, Villeroy & Boch and Meissen. The company is a tablesetting trendsetter in Russia, delivering regular in-store events and workshops and producing its own magazine.

COFFEE / TEAWARE CATEGORY SPONSOR ZUCHEX INTERNATIONAL HOME & KITCHENWARES FAIR www.zuchex.com

Tarsus Turkey run a market-leading portfolio of housewares events and magazines and are based in Istanbul, Turkey. Opening its doors for its 31st edition at Tuyap Beylikduzu from September 10-13 2020, Zuchex International Home & Kitchenwares Fair offers a new perspective to exhibitors and professional buyers. Showcasing the latest collections from leading brands, Zuchex provides an important platform for the industry to undertake business, over the course of four days, at a key time in the buying season. The 15th International HOST Istanbul Housewares Sourcing Fair, will take place from March 26-29, 2020, at TĂźyap Exhibition Centre. Here, retailers and buyers will discover the very latest glass, porcelain and ceramics, as well as innovative electrical home appliances, stainless-steel kitchenware, plastic homewares and garden accessories, decorative products and kitchenware. HOST Istanbul offers thousands of new products from hundreds of exhibitors.

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METALS CATEGORY SPONSOR NY NOW www.nynow.com NY NOW® is your source for design-driven brands who lead consumer trends. An efficient buying experience packed full of amenities and exclusive content. Your next best-sellers are here! Register @ nynow.market/tableware20

FINE DINNERWARE CATEGORY SPONSOR INTERIOR LIFESTYLE CHINA www.il-china.com Interior Lifestyle China, the trendsetting trade event targeting the Chinese middle-class consumer market, is the perfect stage to expand your business. Drawing from the success of Ambiente, the world's leading trade fair for consumer goods, Interior Lifestyle China is not only an effective platform for overseas brands to enter the Chinese market, but also the ideal gateway for Chinese brands to present their quality products. Besides providing opportunities for you to meet potential business partners, a year-round programme of events and promotion will help to facilitate your business development in the Chinese market. With value-adding marketing solutions on offer – including pre-show coverage via social media, press releases and e-newsletters, participation in roadshows, pop-up stores and onsite business matching – brands will enjoy extensive exposure even before the fair opens. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, the fair will be held from 10 – 12 September at Shanghai Exhibition Centre. To find out more about the fair, visit www.il-china.com.

CATEGORY SPONSOR: BARWARE & HOSPITALITY GLASSWARE ROGASKA www.rogaska-crystal.com The Rogaška Glassworks has been drawing rich tradition in knowledge and skills for almost 350 years. Rogaška is a a successful exporter of most of its products, and especially to the US -– since 1930, crystal products have been for sale in American chain of stores, Bloomingdale’s. During the second half of the 20th century, Rogaska has become a successful partner and producer for prestigious brands, and today works on further strengthening its own brand, Rogaška 1665. Rogaška 1665 is a chic and trendy luxury brand, creating premium home and lifestyle products in high-quality crystal. All Rogaška crystal items are still handmade, with state-of-the-art technology simply facilitating skilled craftsmen. Working with renowned creatives across the globe, Rogaška continues to redraw what is possible in the world of crystal glass, creating new and exciting designs. Rogaška 1665 is presenting its newest development at Ambiente, Hall 4.1 Stand F40.

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CASUAL GLASSWARE & LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IHA CHICAGO www.housewares.org The International Housewares Association (IHA) is the 81-year-old voice of the housewares industry. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world's premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (formerly the International Home + Housewares Show), and offers its 1,400 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, State-ofthe-Industry reports, point-of-sale and consumer panel data through Housewares MarketWatch, executive management peer groups, group buying discounts on business solutions services and direct-to-consumer engagement through TheInspiredHome.com. Featuring 2,200 exhibitors from over 50 countries and attendees from 130 countries on six continents, The Inspired Home Show showcases lifestyles, trends and innovative products for all areas of the home. To learn more about The Inspired Home Show and to preregister for the 2020 Show, taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago March 14-17 2020, visit TheInspiredHomeShow.com. IHA and The Inspired Home Show are the global sponsors and organizers of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program, fostering innovation and excellence in housewares retailing throughout the world.

HOSPITALITY DINNERWARE 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

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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 2020 NY Tabletop Show Dates are March 31 – April 3 and October 13-16. 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 appointments.


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Meet our judges OF EXCELLENCE

Our prestigious panel of judges are truly international and are made up of the best buyers, retailers and experts in the tabletop industry.

PAROUSIASI

AMARA

Mary Sarafidis, managing director, Parousiasi, Greece www.parousiasi.gr

Sam Hood, founder and creative director of Amara, UK www.amara.com

Owned by the Sarafidis Group, which has the largest chain of retail stores in Greece, Parousiasi (Presentation) is a chain of 45 award-winning luxury tabletop and gift stores located throughout Greece, and was the first chain in Greece to gather leading brands in homeware under one roof. Now, 39 years old, and offering more than 40 international tableware brands, including Villeroy & Boch, Lenox, Rosenthal and Sambonet, the retailer also produces its own lifestyle magazine, runs a successful loyalty programme, and delivers retail academy offering retail and product training.

Since launching leading online luxury interiors etailer, Amara, 14 years ago, Sam Hood has worked with some of the biggest names in tableware. From casual dining to barware to serveware, Amara offers a wide selection of products from an even wider selection of unique and iconic brands. Still very much a hands-on buyer, Sam attends every tradeshow and buying trip to make sure Amara sources the best brands possible. 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.”

Rustan’s Department Store Cecilia P. Hermoso, home division manager, Rustan’s Department Store, The Philppines www.rustans.com/ph A part of the Rustan’s group of companies, Rustan’s Department Store, remains the leading luxury department store in the Philippines, carrying prestigious lifestyle brands for the home, fashion and cosmetics. The Home Department delivers the best global brands, such as Lenox, Christofle, Noritake and Bernardaud. Beyond selling products, Rustan’s offers its principals complete brand management support, from market research to merchandising and logistics. Rustan’s remains the number one in luxury tabletop in the Phillipines continually sourcing the best brands. 16 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2020

DOM FARFORA Elena Sokolova, commercial director and buyer, Dom Farfora, Russia www.domfarfora.ru

The 54-year-old Dom Farfora (House of Porcelain) is the Russian distributor for nine global tableware brands, including Moser, Herend and Portmeirion, and further owns a chain of seven multi-brand retail stores across Russia, selling premium tableware and giftware from global brands, including Lalique, Lenox, Villeroy & Boch and Meissen. The company is a tablesetting trendsetter in Russia, delivering regular in-store events and workshops and producing its own magazine.


Nick Holland Design Nick Holland, creative director and CEO, Nick Holland Design, UK 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, up to 2012. Nick founded his own international product design consultancy in 1997 and has worked with tableware manufacturers from many countries, 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 many organisations for design in England, including the Design Council.

Wayfair Europe Franziska Lichtwardt, Tabletop Category EU, Wayfair Europe www.wayfair.com In addition to Wayfair’s mature business in the US, the European market was the number one investment in 2018. The main cornerstones in Europe are the broad European catalogue and the first truly trans-European freight network. The motto ‘Zillion Things Home’ embodies Wayfair’s goal to be a place for everyone, with the ability to shop products from a broad catalogue that containers more than 7 million products from more than 7,000 suppliers. This makes Wayfair the first global leading online retailer for furniture, lighting, homeware and accent. Working towards becoming a speciality etailer for Tabletop, Wayfair’s dedicated Tabletop team is making sure big brands feel at home – by highlighting and reflecting the brands’ values and providing customers with a unique tabletop brands such as Rosenthal, Denby, Villeroy & Boch or WMF are being given the attention they deserve. Wayfair’s ever-growing loyal customers base particularly appreciates the vast selection of different styles, trends and price points, ensuring they find everything they desire for a perfect tablesetting.

Goodfellow & Goodfellow Valda Goodfellow, owner and managing director, G&G, UK www.goodf.co.uk 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 and has a showroom in London’s Little Portland Street.

Queensberry Hunt David Queensberry, co-founder, Queensberry Hunt www.queensberryhunt.com Specialists in the design of ceramics, tableware and household products, David Queensberry and the late Martin Hunt are/were among the most experienced designers in Europe in this field with expertise in ceramic technology and wide experience of the global market.

As well as designing many of the industry’s bestselling products, Queensberry Hunt has won various design awards, with products displayed in many museums, including the V&A London. Martin was a Royal Designer for Industry and was visiting professor at the RCA; while David was Professor of Ceramics at the RCA and is a Doctor of the University of Staffordshire. TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 17


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Jorge Perez

Glancy Fawcett

Jorge Perez, Cuban American designer, on-air TV personality

Kevin Glancy, business development director,

and wedding industry icon, US

Glancy Fawcett

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.

Lewis Wark

Martyn Lewis, co-owner, Lewis Wark, UK www.lewiswark.com The son of leding ceramics artist Diane Lewis, Martyn founded UK distributor Lewis Wark with Jill Wark 25 years ago and the pair have created a portfolio of the finest luxury tabletop and gift brands. Lewis Wark is now agent and distributor to 12 global brands, including Daum, MacKenzie-Childs, Richard Ginori and Robbe & Berking, which it distributes to retail, hospitality, interior designers and private clients. The company also works on many bespoke projects with these brands. “Our ethos has, and always will be, centred on providing the best service for our clients,” says Martyn.

T is for Table Michele Trzuskowski, owner, T is for Table, Florida and Colorado, US www.tisfortable.com Based in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm, Florida and at Centennial, Colorado, T is for Table is an 18-yearold luxury independent boutique with 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. The boutique delivers a custom service with its custom engraving, home visits and gift registries and offers regular trunk shows and artisan events. 18 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2020

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 more than 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.

The Corning Museum of Glass Meghan D. Burnell, buyer for tabletop, luxury brands and art glass products, The Shops, The Corning Museum of Glass www.cmog.org Featuring 18,000 sq-ft of shopping, The Shops at The Corning Museum of Glass is one of the largest boutiques offering a wide selection of items, from handmade art glass to unique home décor. Boasting four expert buyers who handle purchasing for the eight boutiques, The Shops has more than 30 years of growth in the retail industry and is a leader for museum stores by carrying products that reflect current trends and consistently represent innovative designs. Buyer Meghan focuses on up-and-coming designers and artists and markets and handles the brand development for both onsite retail and online retail.


William Ashley Jackie Chiesa, president, William Ashley, a luxury tabletop boutique in Toronto, Canada www.williamashley.com Since 1974, Canadian retailer William Ashley has been setting tables in homes across Canada and is known globally for its quality selection of more than 300 global 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 more than three decades of expertise, Jackie is regularly consulted by tableware designers for her comments when designing new collections and over the years she has hosted numerous tabletop events. In celebration of William Ashley’s 70th Anniversary, the company created a new flagship store on Bloor Street’s Mink Mile, featuring the next generation of state-of-the-art retail technology, which opened in 2018.

Hopson Grace Martha Grace McKimm and Andrea Hopson, cofounders, Hopson Grace, Canada www.hopsongrace.com Founded in 2015 by Andrea and Martha, Hopson Grace is a design boutique and lifestyle concept focused on the art of entertaining. Hopson Grace’s offerings are well-edited with a largely exclusive and highly curated selection of tableware, drinkwawre, barware, handcrafted ceramics, pantry items and tabletop accessories. The co-founders source products locally and globally and focus on mixing materials, styles and prices to create a unique perspective with products sought for their beauty, craftsmanship, sustainability and exclusivity. The 1,235-sq-ft store, named Best Retail Store by the International Interior Design Association in 2016, is a reflection of the founders’ passion for elevating the entertaining experience.

Studio Levien Robin Levien, co-owner, Studio Levien, UK www.studiolevien.com With his partner Patricia Stainton, Robin Levien is co-owner of design company Studio Levien, which is based in London and comprises a team of seven. 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”.

TableArt

William & Son

Walter Lowry, owner, TableArt, a luxury tabletop boutique in Los Angeles, US

Lucy Asprey, director of homeware, William & Son, UK

www.table-art.co.uk

William & Son’s home on the first floor at the Bruton Street boutique in London is an emporium filled with luxurious and refined items – a range of carefully curated pieces for stylish and considered interiors. Founded in 1999 by William Asprey, a seventhgeneration member of the Asprey family, William & Son has a distinctive and definitively British take on the finer things in life, and is dedicated to creating and sourcing out the most unique and beautiful homeware items, from intricately crafted porcelain to one of the biggest collections of Murano glass in the UK. “I try to source products that are unique, individual to us, and have a worldwide appeal to our customer base,” says Lucy.

Walter Lowry opened his luxury boutique, TableArt, on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles in 2004. His vision was to present a compelling, curated collection that focused on the concept of dining and entertaining. 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. Walter travels the globe, visiting tradeshows, manufacturers and artists.

www.williamandson.com


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Donna Ferrari Donna Ferrari, leading journalist and photo stylist, US 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.

Hutter Group Hermann Hutter, owner, Hutter Group and VP of the German retailers’ organisation, 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 eight stores in southern Germany for gifts, housewares and stationery, as well as running two successful online shops for glass and porcelain, living goods and housewares. Hutter is also a publisher and distributor for games and lifestyle products. 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.

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The Studio of Tableware Jocelyn Wilson, director, The Studio of Tableware, Auckland, New Zealand www.thestudio.co.nz Jocelyn Wilson’s passion for tableware goes back to the 1960s, to the early days of Rosenthal in New Zealand. Since becoming involved as a retailer in the 1970s, she has had the opportunity to handle the best of the best from European and English manufacturers. As stockists of renowned luxury and iconic tableware and kitchenware brands since 1981, The Studio of Tableware offers a unique specialised service and, as representatives for Bernardaud, Christofle, Cutipol, Rosle and Sambonet, is regarded as New Zealand’s leading tableware specialist. The Studio of Tableware offers an unrivalled selection of dinnerware, cutlery, glassware, table linens, cookware, kitchenware and gifts.

John Lewis Nicola Hattersley, buyer tabletop, John Lewis, UK Department store chain John Lewis delivers an extensive Dining department, which covers Table Dressing, Serve, Drinkware and China across 46 doors and represents the UK’s largest market share within the China category. John Lewis offers a hand-picked selection of the most well-known tableware brands, as well as niche brands, exclusive collaborations, and its own successful JL Brand.

Debenhams Claire Brown, manager of Cook & Dine, Debenhams, an international department store, UK www.debenhams.com Debenhams is a leading international multichannel brand, trading out of 240 stores across 24 countries with 67 stores in 22 countries outside of the UK and Ireland, from Australia and Cyprus to Egypt and Indonesia. Debenhams delivers a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of brands, international brands and concessions.


Brigitte Moulinier Brigitte Moulinier, freelance tabletop designer, France @brigittemoulinier 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, history of fasion and decorative textiles, 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. Designer of comprehensive tableware concepts for the hospitality world, designer of lines of dinnerware for brands or manufacturers, artistic tableware consultancy, trends and collection realignment consultancy, her expertise knows no bounds.

Hugh Biber Design Hugh Biber, design consultant, UK www.hughbiberdesign.com Design consultant Hugh Biber has spent the last four decades designing collections, including tabletop, both for international companies, including a decade as global design director for the Tabletop Division at Lifetime Brands, as well as independently. He has spent a lot of time travelling throughout Asia and Europe sourcing and overseeing production and worked in factories developing new and different products. Hugh has worked directly with fashion designers developing signature home collections, from Vera Wang and Kenneth Cole, to Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein; and has worked with all the major retailers, including Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Today, Hugh designs and develops new collections, undertakes strategic development into new product offerings, and consults on shape and form, colour and packaging concepts.

Dominique Tage Freelance tableware designer After a degree in design 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. She regularly visits international tabletop trade shows.

Billy Lloyd Billy Lloyd, awardwinning British designer of ceramics and creative director of Monno Design, UK www.billylloyd.co.uk Once a potter, now a designer, and more recently creative director of Monno Design, Billy is a prominent figure in the UK’s designer-maker 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.

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Dinnerware in the premium segment, which communicates luxury, enhanced formality and tend towards the bridal segment

AND THE FINALISTS ARE… New Edition

Pip Studio - La Majorelle www.neweditionhome.nl

An A-grade white porcelain collection. The La Majorelle collection gives tribute to beautiful botanical gardens with its large diversity of colourful flowers and branches from all over the world. It’s a lively display of flowers playfully combined with a nod to the palm trees and curious monkeys. The dots and stripes on the background give this design a surprising combination and a modern twist. The La Majorelle collection also includes glassware with a fairytale golden landscape.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “The pattern is fresh, colourful and playful at the same time. Love the playfulness of the botanicals and colours.”

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Hering Berlin

Palmhouse X www.heringberlin.com

PalmHouse X is designer Stefanie Hering’s latest decor series on both bisque and glazed porcelain, handcrafted in the Hering Berlin masterworkshops at Porzellan Manufaktur Reichenbach, Germany. With PalmHouse X, the designer is presenting a unique reinterpretation of a classic of porcelain culture: using a sophisticated process, she has translated floral motifs into a decoration that is abstractly avant-garde as it is sensual. The result of Stefanie Hering’s years of experimentation is based on X-ray images of orchids and adds a new dimension to the characteristic selection of decorations from Hering Berlin. Furthermore she has added a completely new, innovative interpretation to the wide range of traditional floral decorations worldwide. PalmHouse X is aimed at anyone who loves the decorative, aesthetics, and colours – while still having an eye for the essence of the things that PalmHouse X reflects in its strikingly reduced forms. The development of the dyes used for this decoration is the result of extensive experiments of a kind only possible in a manufactory like Hering Berlin, where both the designers and the artisans implementing the designs have decades of experience with porcelain and all related processes. The colours used in PalmHouse X have both the luminosity and transparency of watercolours, but were specially developed by Stefanie Hering for decorating unglazed bisque porcelain. During the firing process, they are fused with the porcelain mass so that they will not lose their luminosity even in the dishwasher.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Completely new, innovative interpretation to the wide range of traditional floral decorations. Great mix of the luminosity and transparency of watercolours decorating unglazed bisque porcelain. The collection is really elegant and speaks of English eccentricity.”

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Nikko Company

Twinkle Mosaic

www.nikko-company.co.jp This series was inspired by the luxurious resort scene of the Mediterranean. There are four mix-and-match designs that are fun alone or with a combination of choices. Nikko Fine Bone China features a unique whiteness, which utilises about 50 per cent bone ash to create a strong and luminous dinnerware. Two tones of gold, one sparkling and one matte, shine on this beautifully sheer white foundation. The gold decorations adorning this series are created with GP guard, Nikko’s beautiful and durable original gold and platinum decoration technology, along with sound matte polarized mica. The gold hues change with the angle of the beholder and the lighting arrangement, enabling a wide possibility of expressions. GP guard is 400 times stronger against friction and five times stronger against dishwashing than conventional decorations (according to Nikko, February 2017). White convex decalcomania is also used to create pale lines that seem to float above the designs. This series offers a fun selection of delicate designs that can also endure hard professional use.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “A convergence of high-style designs and safeguarding technology, like Nikko’s high-tech GP guard, bringing the right stuff to keep a bright future in gold and platinum decorated fine dinnerware.”

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CASUAL DINNERWARE

Dinnerware collections that are relaxed and casual and can be used every day, for all occasions, and that can be dressed up and down

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Bunzlau Castle

Premium Dinnerware Collection www.clipbv.com

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “A beautiful new entrant on the blue dinnerware scene. It is not traditional, but it is really beautiful, with a very nice mix of combinable patterns.” In development for more than three years, the Premium collection has been inspired by contemporary shaped dinnerware with clean lines. The stoneware is fired on the highest temperature creating a strong, glossy, smooth surface which will not easily chip. All the beautiful ceramic pieces are handcrafted and each element is created with heart and by real artists, in Poland. Suitable for dishwasher, oven and freezer, the Premium collection is available in five different designs, with beautiful blue shades. Bunzlau Castle is aiming to attract a younger target market with this collection, hoping it inspires them to collect more of their tableware. 28 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2020


WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “An obvious extension to flowers and fruit is a collection that heroes butterflies and subtle colour combinations – an updated look for this famous collection.”

Portmeirion Group

Botanic Garden Harmony www.portmeirion.co.uk

Inspired by striking iconic Botanic Garden motifs, originally designed by Susan Williams-Ellis, this new Botanic Garden Harmony collection brings a retro look with a modern twist to everyday moments. Featuring embossed detailing, the semitransparant glazes used on the pieces, in five elegant colours, highlight the detail beautifully. The perfect complement to the much-loved Portmeirion Botanic Garden collection or a striking set on its own. Made from earthenware, in Portmeirion’s factory in Stoke-onTrent, each ceramic piece is made for modern day dining being dishwasher, microwave and freezer proof. This new collection from Portmeirion is designed to build on Botanic Garden’s rich heritage, the most famous and much-loved collection that’s over 40 years old, whilst bringing a retro feel to the range to appeal to a new audience. With new butterfly emblems and pieces in colours of moss green, forest green, stone, amber and white, the collection is classic with a modern twist. The collection features a variety of tableware including mugs, cereal bowls, breakfast cups, saucers, jugs, basin bowls, teapots, canisters, and tankards. The range extends itself with a beautiful placemat and coaster set, featuring a cork back board and a wipe clean front on each. The range is easy to maintain and a stunning way to protect precious furniture and worktops. TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 29


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Villeroy & Boch

It’s My Match

www.villeroy-boch.com Made in Germany of premium porcelain, It’s My Match features four different products - plate, bowl, serving bowl, mug – and every product comes in three different structures, blossom, leaf, uni, and in three different colours - powder, white, green. The collection is inspired by young people - it is designed by young people for young people. ‘It´s mine’ perfectly fits into a modern, young lifestyle. It covers any occasion, without crowding the whole cupboard. The collections offer products for a stylish and varied table with countless possibilities to arrange combinations that always make a well-rounded overall picture. Villeroy & Boch ‘It´s mine’ supports the personal style of the young target group. The multifunctional products cover every possible breakfast, lunch or dinner situation. Different relief structures and colours, which are based on the latest interior and fashion trends, offer countless possibilities to arrange an individual table.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Youthful and playful with a variety of customisable table settings. The 3D raised technique and streamlined shapes make for an eye-catching dining experience.”

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SERVEWARE

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… Riedel

Amadeo Performance Decanter www.riedel.com

Glassware innovator, Riedel, has unveiled Performance Amadeo, an iconic decanter designed to complete the Austrian-based companies Performance Range, launched in 2017. Riedel has been reiterating the importance of decanting all wines, whether red, white, young or old, as well as champagne. Ever since it was introduced to the market in 2006, the Amadeo decanter has been one of the icons of Riedel’s decanter collections. Like other icons, Amadeo has undergone several reinterpretations while always keeping its typical lyreshaped design. These include the double magnum rainbow version for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (2017), both with and without colour, or as part of the Riedel Mini limited edition also launched this year. In 2019, the award-winning Performance glass series was complemented by the Amadeo decanter – optically manufactured, in a magnum version, and with a line in the signature green colour of the Performance series. The decanter is an absolute must have for design and wine lovers. Not only does this piece have a unique look and feel, but it is also unique in its function. These mouthblown, handmade decanters are produced at the Riedel factory in Kufstein.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “A new enhancement to the iconic Amadeo design that continues to be a huge success for Riedel.”

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Lenox Corporation

Luna

www.lenox.com Luna is a limited-edition dinnerware set from the mind of designer Tim Carder. Taking inspiration from the beauty of vintage Lenox patterns, Tim created this exclusive nesting set to celebrate Lenox’s 130th birthday. This striking sculpture serves as a work of art at the center of the table. Hidden inside this microwave-and-dishwasher safe stoneware set are six bowls and two plates – all hand-decorated with luxe glazing and intricate carvings. You can take it apart piece by piece to reveal more beautiful glazes and artistic carvings as you get to the center. It’s a conversation centerpiece turned all-in-one dining set. Luna was created to establish a new culture of adventurous dining. Designer Tim Carder wanted to pay homage to Lenox’s beginning as a small pottery studio, where they created luxe gifts and custom gilded dinnerware. Luna became the perfect hybrid of both past and present. It addresses the customer’s need for a convenient, all-in-one dining set. It’s meant to work for every moment in your life; no matter how small or extravagant. The result is a carved sphere in an intriguing satin black glaze. As you pull each of the large bowls apart, you reveal two medium-sized bowls with a new carving and metallic glaze. The smallest, yet most special, bowls are revealed next. They come in the same black satin glaze with a starburst interior carving and draped in a copper glaze. Lastly, the two interior plates are at the center in a classic, milky white surface.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Hats off to a fantastic concept in dining and storage, while also making a design statement for the countertop.”

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Tapping into the trend for industrial aesthetics, I like the way Mepra crosses over stainless steel serveware from restaurant to residential use; embossing the metal elevates it from a mere workaday material to a fashion statement”

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Fashion

www.mepra.it Everything in the Fashion collection is made in stainless steel through an original process that gives it a wet effect. The range has a strong aesthetic and is full of innovative items. Long lasting, practical to use and easy to clean, the Fashion range includes a placemat, a gastronomic tray, finger food tray, coaster, amuse-buche tray, bread and grissini basket, an edged gastronomic tray, toothpick holder which can also used as a cutlery holder, cutlery rest, place card and a round bottle coaster.

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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 Glashütte Valentin Eisch GmbH

The Eisch Whisky Pipettes eisch.de

The Eisch Whisky Pipettes are made of special high-strength glass. In addition the ends of the pipettes are fused at very high heat to create even more strength. The handmade pipettes are refined by hand with genuine gold, platinum or copper. With their simple, elegant design, they complement each whisky glass to make a perfect whisky pleasure set. The Eisch Whisky Pipettes are available clear, platinum, gold and copper, either individually in a gift box or in different sets together with a water tumbler or a water tumbler and a whisky glass Fascinated by the impressive effect of diluting whisky with water and irritated by the fact that many whisky connoisseurs are using laboratory plastic pipettes in the context of fine whisky, the idea came up to develop a whisky pipette that is not a stop gap, but a product which is indispensable for whisky enjoyment. With the Eisch Whisky Pipette whisky shops can add an interesting product to the common whisky accessories, which is useful or a great gift for whisky connoisseurs. As a handmade high-end quality product the Eisch Whisky Pipette respects the whisky and recognises the value of the whisky distiller's achievement.

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“Original and wellAND designed. Fills a niche in the barware category.”


Riedel

Drink Specific Glassware www.riedel.com

Riedel developed Drink Specific Glassware in collaboration with American drinks specialist Zane Harris, comprising of six different types of glass that can be used for thousands of cocktails. These include the Highball and Rocks glasses, the Fizz glass, Neat glass, the Nick and Nora glasses, and the Sour glass. Austrian glass innovator Riedel combines functional design with highquality glassmaking at their factory in Kufstein and the Bar Drink Specific Glassware collection is no different. Drinks specialist Zane Harris and Riedel developed each glass one by one, carefully taking into consideration the size, shape, volume and ice capacity. According to Harris, ice has the greatest influence on the design of a glass, because it is found in every drink, not just in cocktails. For the first time in cocktail glassware, these glasses have been designed to allow ice cubes to fall in the centre or side by side.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “A nod to a bygone era of afternoon cocktails, with the re-emergence of new appreciation for the cocktail connoisseur.” TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 37


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Waterford ‘Gin Journeys’ www.waterford.co.uk

Waterford ‘Gin Journeys’ has been designed with input from gin experts. The collection has been created using three Waterford Short Stories barware patterns. These include Olann, which boasts a dramatic diamond design inspired by the classic diamond stitch on Olann knitwear originating from the Aran Islands; Cluin, which showcases a masculine square-cut design reminiscent of the bookshelves in Dublin’s 18th Century Gothic Marsh’s Library and Aras, which draws inspiration from the architecture of ancient castles found on the rolling hills of the Irish landscape, with its dramatic yet classic vertical-cut design pattern. In addition to this, the collection includes Waterford’s signature Lismore design, which is renowned for its brilliance and clarity. The collection features shapes designed for the ultimate enjoyment of gin: a balloon glass with short stem for high volume alcohol gin (greater than 39 per cent abv) and a slim highball for low alcohol gin (less than 39 per cent abv). The collection contains a wonderful array of elegant crystal cuts and patterns, all packaged in elegant signature black gift boxes which tell the story of Waterford and the historical ‘Gin Journey’.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Signature style and traditional design. Waterford always create such standout barware collections and are a must-have for a cocktail connoisseur.”

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LICENSED COLLABORATION The result of licensed partnerships in tabletop with a brand, designer or artist

AND THE FINALISTS ARE… Manifattura di Venezia S.r.l. / Geminiano Cozzi Venezia 1765

Ethnics

www.manifatturadivenezia.it The Ethnics collection presents the Ice Cooler, an the iconic piece created by Geminiano Cozzi Venezia in 1765, now reinterpreted by young designer Gianpiero Mastro, who depicts ancient masks of world culture. Starting with careful selection of colours and style according to the historic methods of Geminiano Cozzi, this collection creates a union between the ancient Venetian tradition of porcelain and the cultures and modernity of this increasingly global world, accompanying the Ice Cooler in a path that turns it into an object of desire and collectability. The traditional Ice Cooler, a porcelain masterpiece, was born 250 years ago thanks to the Venetian master Geminiano Cozzi. The aristocrat’s fruits was held above the upper lid and kept fresh thanks to the ice stored in the below container, while also acting as a table centrepiece. Young designer Gianpiero Mastro has reinterpreted this iconic object. Represented are six different masks: Paha Sapa -Black Hills (USA); Quirigue -Guatemala; Ulundu - South Africa; Pi-Atum -Egypt; Asuka-Kio -Japan and Quart-Hadast Cartagena, Spain. The mask represents a unique characteristic of the Venetian tradition, with its theatrical culture and Carnival transgressions. In the Ethnics collection, we wanted to expand our roots and reproduce a typical venetian object with a wider and international spirit, although always full of history and content. Designer Gianpiero Mastro, born in 1991, is a talented Italian product designer and artist, graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, in Milan. His work is the fusion of street art and design, always looking for an expressive and creative language, to evoke emotions in people.

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “A really creative reinterpretation.”


Melody Rose London

A Rake’s Progress

www.melodyrose.co.uk In March 2019 Melody Rose, was approached by the Sir John Soane’s Museum to create a range of fine china for the museum shop to coincide with their exhibition Hogarth: Place and Progress, opening October 2019. Inspired by William Hogarth’s The Rake’s Progress, the series of eight paintings created in 1734 tell the story of Tom Rakewell, a young man who follows a path of vice and self destruction after inheriting a fortune from his miserly father, finally ending up deranged and penniless in Bedlam, after his failure to establish himself in society. To coincide with the October 2019 exhibition Hogarth: Place and Progress, The Sir John Soane’s Museum approached Melody Rose to collaborate on a range of tableware. For the project Melody Rose was given access to the imagery of the eight paintings that make up William Hogarth’s (in)famous paintings 'A Rake’s Progress’. Four of the eight paintings were selected for the project, where the story plays out across handcrafted fine bone china medium sized plates (22.5cm) and a teacup and saucer all finished with a luxurious and durable 22kt burnished gold. The collection includes four medium sized 23cm plates and an elegant teacup and saucer. The teacup features a suitably surreal WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… deconstruction of painting III in the series with an image inside the “Perfect design for the Sir John teacup and on the saucer as an extra Soames Museum.” element. The cups and medium plates can be bought individually to suit modern lifestyles and international visitors buying gifts and mementos. The plates can also be decoratively displayed on a wall or open shelving.

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Zarina Tableware

Mona Trad Dabaji Collection

www.zarinatableware.com This collection was inspired by the work of the famous Lebanese artist Mona Trad Dabaji. Her paintings show the more light-hearted side of life a modern Arab woman. This is a dessert/tea set comprised of cake plates, espresso cups and shaffe (Arabic coffee) cups. The material of this collection is grade-A porcelain. This collection is both whimsical and elegant. Featuring images of two jolly women enjoying coffee as they sunbathe, a happy lady reading or birds carrying the “blue eye” pendant. This collection is full of life and brings a smile to your face. Simply put, it tells the story of the lives of everyday people in a happy way.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Original and playful. Very nicely done.”

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CUTLERY / FLATWARE

Flatware or cutlery designs that deliver on functionality, ergonomics, timelessness, quality and aesthetics

AND THE FINALISTS ARE… Amefa (UK) Limited

Austin Vintage www.amefa.co.uk

On-trend matt champagne tones bring a touch of luxe to the table with the rich warm glow of champagne. Polished to a sublime matt finish, this range is perfect with deep colours or earthenware tableware – the dining room loves contrast. Made with 18/0 stainless steel that has been polished for a brilliant shine. All cutlery knives are made from 13/0 Stainless Steel and come with a 25-year guarantee. Amefa introduces beautiful Austin Vintage sets with an authentic retro look and elegant shape. These unique sets of cutlery create a vintage effect on the stainless steel. The sets contain six table knives, six tablespoons, six table forks and six medium teaspoons. Austin Vintage is also available as six-piece cake fork set, six-piece mocca spoon set and sixpiece latte spoon set. The sets are available in gold, copper, black and stone washed look.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Understated retro design in unusual and tactile finishes.”

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Sakura by Culter

“Original Asian culture design. A real fusion of cultures and ways of interacting with food embodied in the use of Asiatic elements, rectilinear forms with geometric crosssections, pure and clean.”

www.comaspartners.com The Culter collection Sakura is for a refined occasion inspired by Asian culture, which transports us to the eastern landscapes and the most aromatic flavours created. Twelve pieces make up this premium collection. Sakura is the constant growth in the popularity of Japanese cooking throughout the West. A fusion of cultures and ways of interacting with food embodied in the use of Asiatic elements, rectilinear forms with geometric crosssections, pure and clean. Inspired by American Liza Dalby, famous as the only Geisha not to be Japanese - the Geisha with blue eyes. Sakura boasts balance and the fusion between traditional Asian pureness and minimalism, carefully mixed with the refined cuisine needs. A mix between Asian and occidental transmitted through its straight lines, pure handles and the soft upper shape of each piece that completes the collection.

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Robert Welch Designs

Contour Noir

www.robertwelch.com A contemporary design statement from Robert Welch Designs, the new black and stainless steel Contour Noir cutlery range offers a dramatic addition to customers’ dining experiences. Crafted from high quality stainless steel, with a satin finish, the full tang makes a striking accent along the ergonomic black handles. Spoons and forks are made using the highest quality 18/10 stainless steel. Knife blades are made from specially hardened stainless steel to provide the finest possible cutting edge. The handle on each item is injection moulded Polyoxymethylene (POM); an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts. Inspired by dynamic fluid shapes, the Contour cutlery pieces are perfectly poised when set on the table and are available as individual items for HoReCa settings or beautifully boxed in multiple configurations for retailers. Contour Noir was designed by Head of Design for Robert Welch, Kit deBretton Gordon, a form-giver whose expert focus is on sculptural designs for both cutlery and homewares. A dynamic design newly launched in 2019. The black and satin stainless steel range offers drama to the dining setting. The fluid sense of movement in each of the pieces gives a comfortable tactile grip in the hand. The innovative design of the knives allows them to rest both traditionally and vertically poised on the table with the cutting edge of the blade elevated from the tabletop. Contour Noir comes with a 25-year guarantee. The range includes a table knife, table fork, tablespoon, side knife, side fork, dessert spoon, teaspoon, American teaspoon, serrated steak knife and plain edge steak knife.

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FINE GLASSWARE

Premium glassware for special occasions that is either made of crystal, is mouthblown or is handmade and/or hand-engraved

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Whimsical design and extraordinary craftsmanship allows for a highly sophisticated experience.”

Artel

African Safari Collection

www.artelglass.com Designed by Věra Mauricová, this collection of mouth-blown leadfree glass is inspired by African Safari Animals plus juxtaposing production techniques such as hand-engraving and geometric sand-blasting inspired by traditional Czech cut crystal. The African Safari collection evokes the safari experience for adventurers and armchair travellers alike with ten different exotic animal head motifs that are available either individually or as a set of Double Old Fashioned glasses (sets include one glass with each design): baboon, elephant, giraffe, hippo, jaguar, lion, rhino, vulture, wildebeest and zebra. The collection is especially noteworthy for its unique juxtaposition of aesthetic approaches and production techniques. Each trophy head is hand-engraved in breathtakingly lifelike detail, yet also features a bold series of sandblasted geometric shapes that echo the prismatic appearance of traditional Czech cut crystal. The resulting contrast between the engraved and sandblasted portions creates a truly unique look that is unlike anything else on the market and simply perfect for hunting lodges, al fresco dining, or casual entertaining.

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… Orrefors Kosta Boda

Crystal Magic kostaboda.com

Handmade in Kosta, Sweden – this high-quality glassware collection comes with a stylish design and Swedish craftsmanship in pure crystal. Each glass is carefully designed to make it the right choice for several occasions. The softly rounded and generous shape, as well as the nice weight, gives the ultimate drinking experience. The swirl and the optic effect it creates in the glass, the light refracted through the crystal and the spiral twisting

“The robust yet refined shapes of the Kosta Boda Crystal Magic glassware collection pair perfectly with the trends for upsized, upscalecasual, tactile reactive glazes, and potter’s wheel inspired transitional dinnerware.” around the stem – all that brought together – gives both a visual and tactile sensation of the skilled craftsmanship behind the product. Handmade, multifunctional, lead-free and dishwasher safe crystal. Crystal Magic is an elegantly designed feminine glass series. Clear crystal and light pink crystal stemware, coupe, beer/wine and a tumbler. The swirl in the stem makes design playful and holding the glass makes you want to swirl the drink that is in it. TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 49


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Stolzle Lausitz

Highlight www.stoelzle-lausitz.com With an integrated LED-light in the base of the glass, Highlight is perfect for champagne and other sparkling wines and cocktails. Waterproof and dishwasher safe, and with optimum durability and elegance, the collection is CE-certified with high breakage resistance. Manufactured in Germany especially for the event and catering industry; and of course, for end consumers. With Highlight, the enjoyment of sparkling wine and champagne becomes even more exciting. Thanks to a special technique installed in the glass base, the stem glows when lifting and toasting. The Highlight glass comes primarily with a white light that supports drinking champagne or a sparkling wine best, but can also be offered in other colours like green, red and blue. This makes the fine blown crystal glass with smooth sheer rim, excellent sound, seamless transition from the bowl to the drawn stem and sparkling point inside the bowl to a real eye-catcher.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “A really outstanding new idea, perfect decoration.”

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CASUAL GLASSWARE

Everyday glassware for daily use and casual occasions with a focus on functionality and convenience

AND THE FINALISTS ARE… Duralex International

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “An icon of glassware. Classical, friendly with ‘in’ grey colour.”

Picardie Tinted Range www.duralex.com

To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Picardie comes in a new tinted glass colour - grey. A new tinted colour for an iconic tumbler which is recognised all over the world.

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Bunzlau Castle

Crystalline

www.clipbv.com Launching winter 2019/2020, Crystalline glassware has a blue rim synonymous with Bunzlau Castle. The glassware perfectly matches with the company’s dinnerware set, which also has got a blue rim. Produced in the Czech Republic, Crystalline is a beautiful quality glass, described as being in between normal glass and real crystal with a slim, smooth and glossy surface. Trend-led, there is a design printed on the base of the glasses which gives a beautiful effect. This collection consists of two sizes: a water glass and a long drink glass. Available in a blue design, Indigo Lace, and in a more colorful design, Dragonfly Garden. All the four glasses have the same handpainted rim.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “The subtle addition of the delicate design on the bottom of the vessels is an elegant way to elevate everyday drinkware.” TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 53


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The DRH Collection

Tropical Leaves by Artland www.thedrhcollection.com

Artland’s Tropical Leaves range is exotic in more ways than one! There is a huge amount happening within each mouth-blown glass. The outside of every bowl has a mirrored silvered finish from which is lasered out a rich foliage of leaves. These leaves are made richer still by the soft green metallic interior which glows through the leaf silhouette and really makes it stand out from the silver. These electroplated glasses have a silver, mirrored outside, and green reflective inside to each glass – lasered out from which are the leaf designs you see. Alongside the five drinking glasses in the range, being a wine glass, gin bowl, champagne saucer, martini glass and tumbler, Tropical Leaves also has within its collection two striking hurricane lamps, which when lit up look even more sensational.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “A proven winner and loved by customers.”

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DECORATIVE

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… WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “The Madame collection of decorative objects is absolutely unique. The items together form a wide range of footed serveware. The collection is aristocratic in shape, sophisticated and openly out of the ordinary and will stand out in any part of the home. A perfect mix of modern and classic design.”

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Sambonet Paderno Industrie Spa

Madame

www.sambonet.com Reminiscent of the mood and prosperity of 18th-century French salons, Madame - the charming collection of footed bowls and trays by Sambonet - comes into being. Light, elegant and a bit mischievous, like the noblewomen of Marie Antoinette’s court, this footed serveware features contrasting volumes and heights and unique colours. Centro Stile Sambonet’s excellence in processing and finishing stainless steel comes together with the contoured lines of the fine resin bases, also distinguished by the nuances of stone and ornamental mineral. Fine craftsmanship and innovation play with the effect of different materials and reflections. The chromatic subtlety of pink onyx, white marble, jade and the intensity of lapis lazuli, malachite and black marble have been skilfully matched with the reflecting Mirror, Gold, Rum and Parfait Amour finishes. Of course, alongside the innovative PVD colour coating, they included a fine silverplated option for fans of this noble material. Each item is unique, none of them are exactly the same and together they all form a wide range of footed serveware - eight bowls and eight trays. Aristocratic in shape, the former is reminiscent of the wide, showy panniers or side hooped dresses with their stiff, tight-fitting bodices. On the other hand, the footed trays look a bit like special stages set to showcase tasty cakes, refined flower arrangements or even to offer a precious gift to a special person. Sophisticated and openly out of the ordinary, Madame will stand out in any part of the home.


Stelton

Stockholm Lignum www.stelton.com Inspired by nature, the collaboration between Stelton and the Swedish designers Bernadotte & Kylberg continues – this time with a new interpretation of the Stockholm collection. The artistic collection is based on the designers’ love of the Stockholm archipelago. With Stockholm Lignum, Bernadotte & Kylberg focus on the landscape and the colours surrounding the picturesque archipelago. The region’s vegetation and beautiful hues of brown, red, green and blue inspired the new, artistic pattern and the series is thus called Lignum, which means “wood” in Latin. The series consists of three vases and three bowls of various sizes. The Stockholm Lignum collection is made of aluminium with cold enamel, which gives the collection its exclusive expression and highlights the quality. The beautiful pattern is made by hand and makes both the vases and bowls into unique works of art that are beautiful by themselves in simple and minimalist décor or in a cluster of different sizes for a more dramatic expression. The bowls can be used for fruit, salad or other cold snacks. The products’ high quality and timeless shapes make them perfect gifts.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “The collection is made of aluminium with cold enamel that gives it the exclusive expression and highlights the quality. The beautiful pattern is handmade and makes both the vases and bowls into unique works of art. The products’ high quality and timeless shapes make it a perfect gift.”

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Vista Alegre

Única Collection www.vistaalegre.com

In an innovative play of colours, shapes and textures, the pieces of this unique set display a free form. A mold has not been used in production – and several artistic techniques of working clear crystal and coloured glass – have been combined. Bringing together traditional expertise and contemporary aesthetics, Única was only made possible thanks to the collaboration of the designers with the master glassmaker.

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.”

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GIFTABLE TABLEWARE

Designed or curated as tabletop for gifting purposes, including giftable packaging

AND THE FINALISTS ARE… LSA International

Whiskey Club

www.lsa-international.com A range of mouth-blown whisky glasses – with an encased layer of peat brown – and accessories designed by Monika Lubkowski-Jonas. Inspired by the luxurious and exclusive atmosphere of a private members’ club, the peat brown-coloured bowls on weighty, clear glass bases With its deep, rich-coloured glass and luxuriously heavy bases, Whisky Club is the ultimate gift for the whisky aficionado. Inspired by the leather-upholstered, cigar-scented ambiance of a traditional members’ club, the deep, rich brown colour takes enormous skill to encase into a clear external ‘shell’ by a glassblower. The distinctive, rounded shape of the tumblers makes the experience of holding them a truly pleasurable one; these products have been designed to be savoured at the owner’s leisure and give pleasure for generations to come.

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Stylish and perfect for a whisky drinker of any age. Very masculine and striking.”


POSH Trading Company

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY…

Grand Matbox

“The Matbox offers the ultimate table decoration with unique colours and textures that are not seen in any other collection. Functional items meet beauty.”

www.poshtradingcompany.com The Silver Leaf Grand Matbox is a unique design by awardwinning British designer Sarah Ward. The Grand Matbox is made using 600 pieces of individual genuine Silver Leaf, which are applied to the base board. An initial layer of tinted lacquer is applied with a further ten layers of clear lacquer. Each mat is hand polished between every layer to create a gleaming resistant end-finish. The double coasters, perfectly suited for wine and water glasses sideby-side, are housed in their own inner tray within the exquisite box, itself a statement piece for any dining room and the perfect gift. The Silver Leaf box is home to one Inner Tray, six Serving Mats and six Double Coasters The Grand Matbox is a unique and innovative concept designed by Sarah Ward.

For 30 years, Sarah has been in the interior design industry, and her penchant for bespoke and unusual led her to found Posh Trading Company, a family business in London. The Grand Matbox is the latest addition to a range of unique dining sets, offering stunning, yet functional pieces, combining artisan craftmanship with contemporary designs. It contains a full table setting of placemats and coasters for six people, housed in an exquisite presentation box, ensuring when not in use, everything is safely stored. Also creating a strong design statement for any diningroom with the added bonus of making The Grand Matbox a luxury and unique gift.

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Riedel

Mini Decanters www.riedel.com Glassware innovator, Riedel, has launched six limited-edition mouthblown Mini Decanters, inspired by the company’s best-selling handmade decanters produced in Kufstein. These include the Mini Curly Pink, Mini Cornetto, Mini Amadeo, Mini Horn, Mini Mamba, Mini Ayam Decanters. Designed to hold half a bottle of wine, the Riedel Mini Decanters have been developed personally by Maximilian Riedel, 11th generation CEO of the luxury glassware specialist based in Austria. For years, Maximilian and his family have recognised the importance of decanting for all wines, whether red or white, young or aged, and even champagne. Riedel’s Mini Decanters have a statement ‘wow’ factor due to their unique and distinctive design as well as being perfect for those who love wine, but don’t want to drink copious amounts of it at a time. The mini versions of these decanters were first introduced at HIDE, the Michelin-starred restaurant on Piccadilly, London where Ollie Dabbous is head chef. All of Riedel’s decanters are handmade in their factory in Kufstein, Austria, a testament to the skill of Riedel glassblowers. The introduction of this half-sized Mini Decanter range offers a wonderful alternative to traditional sizes designed for larger bottles. The size is perfect to drink one bottle of wine in two sittings for a perfectly decanted wine each time, and is also ideal for those with less storage.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Shape and forms in perfect combination. Fabulous, new twist on a well-loved design.”

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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... Alessi

Caffa Mug designed by Giulio Lacchetti for Alessi www.alessi.com

Double-wall travel mug in 18/10 stainless steel and thermoplastic resin, launched for the AW19 collection. Named after the Kaffa region in Ethiopia, where coffee originates, this piece offers is thermo-insulated travel cup with a vacuum cavity that keeps your drink hot or cold for hours. The mug was designed with practicality in mind, featuring a conical shape that is easy to hold and a cover that can be opened and closed with one hand.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Elevates the portable coffee offerings. Ergonomics and functionality combined with high aesthetics.”

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… Stelton

Theo

“Functional and a beautiful design for coffee and tea. Contemporary, architectural design.”

www.stelton.com The Theo tea and coffee collection designed by Francis Cayouette, now comes in a beautiful, light sandy hue. Theo is a combination of Scandinavian design and Asian culture. The collection is designed to awaken the senses and invites you to slow down and enjoy the moment. Theo is designed in stoneware with a matte exterior and glossy interior. The collection has details of Asian bamboo and heat-insulating silicone and comprises a tea pot holding 1.25 litres, a slow-brew coffee maker holding 0.6 litres, cups with coasters, a sugar bowl and milk jug as well as a bamboo tray.

If you love tea, the characteristic Theo teapot will warm your heart as well as your tea. The teapot holds 1.25 litres and the collection also includes a tea warmer. The small rubber spout makes sure the tea does not drip or run down the side of the pot. If you can’t live without a great cup of coffee and love the science of making coffee, the Theo slow-brew coffee maker is what you need. With room for 0.6 litres, it can be ‘me time’or ‘we time’ depending on whether you prefer to drink your morning or afternoon coffee alone or with others.

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WMF Group GmbH

Motion Vacuum Flask www.wmf.com

This vacuum flask series merges minimalism with functionality. The flasks feature a smooth, polished Cromargan 18/10 stainless steel metal surface, which, in some models, is coated with durable resin. The timeless design reflects the WMF brands highest quality standards and was created by the WMF Design Team. With an increasing part of the population spending more time on their daily commute, insulation products have made a strong comeback, now also becoming accessory items that have to deliver a high level of design quality. As part of the Motion line, the WMF Motion vacuum flasks are based on the line’s approach of outstanding functionality in a minimalistic shape. Only metal is visible while the doublewalled stainless cup and a seamless body are part of a concept that seeks to eliminate all potential “dirt traps”. The clip-on cup, a push-to-open stopper and a spout that allows pouring in any direction deliver on the idea that a simple object should be easy to interact with – and that’s why the flask can go in the dishwasher, too. The trademark Motion thumb mold ensures secure holding even when wearing gloves and the flask can take a drop on concrete without losing its insulating properties – both relevant features, even for the urban dweller.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “The WMF Motion vacuum flask, with its sleek silhouette available in three sizes — each offered in chic metallic or matt black finishes – would look just as stylish and be just as apt (in the one liter size) for serving steaming hot coffee or toddies to guests at home as it would for fashionably toting a cuppa to go. This duality gives it a winning combination of well-designed functionality and aesthetics, plus, it is described as practically indestructible.” 66 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2020

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METALS

Collections or individual pieces of tabletop made of metal or a mix of metals that are both functional and decorative

AND THE FINALISTS ARE… Alessi

Moka espresso coffee maker by David Chipperfield for Alessi www.alessi.com

The Moka in itself deserves to be recognised as it left a mark on Italian society and culture, having opened up areas of affluent society and making it a universal ritual of daily life which can still be felt today. It is this aspect that encouraged the new, affordable price – from £25 - of Chipperfield’s Moka.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “This is a fresh new design for an old tradition.”

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Architect David Chipperfield created a fresh re-design. In his own words, the re-design was to “only make it more of what it already is”. Thus, the Moka retains its character, friendly silhouette and soft aluminium materiality.


Beatriz Ball

Organic Pearl Ava Bowl & Centerpiece www.beatrizball.com

The essence of Beatriz Ball design, the Organic Pearl Ava Large Bowl and Centerpiece are passionately handmade by skilled artisans in the company’s own foundry. Sand-cast in the award-winning company’s signature metal and hand polished to a lustrous shine, the striking bowls are distinguished by deep fluting and sparkling rims of metal pearls. Their distinctive shapes and tactile quality make them standouts in the marketplace. Ideal as centerpieces or fruit bowls, the Ava pieces make dramatic statements in spaces large or small and can be used for serving food or as home décor. Composed of a Space Age metal alloy, the pieces go from freezer to oven to table, and make ideal serving pieces. Pure expressions of Beatriz Ball’s handmade aesthetic, the designs speak equally of the heritage of metalworking in Mexico, as well as the lifestyle demands of today. Employing ancient techniques and time-honored methods, Beatriz Ball and her team of artisans continue to push the boundaries of what is achievable in the ancient sand-casting process and produce designs in-sync with modern lifestyles. Beatriz Ball’s intensely handmade products employ eco-friendly and sustainable materials and are crafted by artisans who trace a heritage of metalworking for generations. Each piece a one-of-a-kind work of art, the brand provides authentic products made by--and made for--real people. Original designs by Beatriz Ball, sustainably handmade of a top quality, food safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Practical and functional, yet designed to be a stand-alone decorative accent.”

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Interesting design, handcrafted and traditional but feels artisanal and fresh.”

Comas and Partners

Kodai by Culter

www.comaspartners.com Kodai is one of the new Culter sets designed for the premium brand, Culter by Comas and Partners. For this set, they worked on the textures and the different finishes that give a handcrafted and traditional touch to each piece.

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Twelve pieces make up a premium collection that will make eating a more experimental and special experience. A collection inspired by the Asian cuisine but created to fit in all the tables of the world. With particular attention to the detail of proportions which contrast with handles of traditional appearance, evoking moving water or handwrought iron. The tradition of handmade cutlery mixed with the simple shapes and the variety of the different utensils in the collection. The contrast between the hand-hammered texture of the handles against the soft finishes of the heads. Different finishes adapting to any occasion and being able to complete the ritual. With such a little amount of material to ensure a lightweight collection with personality, design finesse mixed with the heritage of the handcrafted.


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ARTISANAL

Objects or collections that are handcrafted, hand-painted or mouthblown and that utilise expert craftsmanship skills to ensure each piece is unique

AND THE FINALISTS ARE… Artěl Glass

Cabinet Of Curiosities Gilded Collection www.artelglass.com

Designed by Věra Mauricová, the inspiration for the collection is cabinets of curiosity from the Renaissance through to the Victorian Era. The collection is mouthblown with lead-free glass along with being handengraved, and hand-gilded with gold and platinum. From the early Renaissance through to the Victorian era, a popular pastime for aristocrats and scholars throughout Europe was to create and display collections of rare, valuable, or unusual objects in elaborate cabinets of curiosities. Also called wonderrooms or Wunderkammer, these precursors to the modern museum featured taxidermy, skins, skeletons, and other exotic natural artefacts, and were designed to enthral and inform viewers by exposing them to the wonders and oddities of the natural world. Artěl celebrates this tradition with Cabinet Of Curiosities Gilded collection, comprised of six different natural history-themed motifs – Bat, Beetle, Butterfly, Skull, Snake And Spider. Each mouth-blown glass in the collection features an exquisitely hand-engraved and hand-gilded image, executed with a meticulous level of detail reminiscent of 18th & 19th century zoology illustrations, and available either individual or as a set of six glasses (sets include one glass with each design).

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “The hand-engraving and handgilding supersedes expectations.”


WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “The gigantic porcelain masterpiece is a real tour-deforce of innovation; its creation almost reached the technological limits of manufactural porcelain production. The Turtle of Eternity by Herend in the shape of an exclusive, giant dragon turtle with phenomenal decoration. Exceptional craftsmanship and incredible attention to detail.”

Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd

Turtle of Eternity www.herend.com

The Turtle of Eternity was created by designer Erika ÉlesVarga with Herend explaining its creation required a record number of working hours of design, preparation, gypsum and of course, expert hands. The gigantic porcelain masterpiece is a real tourde-force of innovation, its creation almost reached the technological limits of manufactural porcelain production. The designer created this pattern because she felt it was important to connect the terrestrial sphere (turtle) and the celestial sphere (cranes). She had a dream, and dreams in Herend often have a way of coming to life – in this case in the shape of an exclusive, giant dragon turtle with phenomenal decoration. The dragon-headed turtle is a symbol with multiple meanings. Dragons symbolise strength and good luck, and turtles represent long life, wisdom and security with its armor. Its specialty is that while the figurine is bound to the terrestrial sphere, its decoration is connected to the air since it portrays the crane as its main motif. The crane is associated with luck, good blessing and the fulfilment of one’s desires. Cranes can also be connected with family values, and honour, loyalty and peace. The turtle’s strong shell means protection and support for earth, which is originated from the gods.

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KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH

Homestyle Handmade www.kahlaporzellan.com The new porcelain concept Homestyle by Kahla invites a feeling of comfort and bliss. Thanks to its harmonious shapes and carefully coordinated colours, the porcelain – hand-glazed with much attention to detail – creates an atmosphere of authenticity, tradition and cosiness. The secret behind the cosy, relaxed ambiance created by Homestyle are glazes in a harmonious colour scheme that are artfully applied by hand. Crystalline, vibrant colour tones meet warm, earthy pigments. Atlantic Blue joins Desert Sand and Siena Red to create a play of colours reminiscent of the four elements of nature. The result - fire and earth, water and air - mingle at the table in ever new combinations, which, despite their vivid contrasts, are pleasing to the eye. The deliberately chosen simple shapes of the articles accentuate the carefully coordinated glazes. The focus of the ensemble is a multi-purpose bowl where under the title “Colours of nature” all three colours come together. As a trendy breakfast bowl, Buddha bowl or poké bowl, it can be filled with all kinds of ingredients for cereal, salads, soups or curry dishes. Its shallow counterpart is a generously sized oval platter suitable for many occasions, from fish platters to cheeseboards. In this piece as well, all three glazes are combined to create a flowing interplay of colours.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “A unique choice of colours and lovely glaze.”

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TABLETOP ACCESSORIES

The extras that take a table from ordinary to extraordinary including napkin holders, tablecloths, serving pieces, textiles and condiment sets

AND THE FINALISTS ARE… POSH Trading Company

Faux Skin Range

www.poshtradingcompany.com The new faux skin range of POSH coasters and placemats incorporates five finishes, Python Black, Python Burgundy, Shagreen Natural, Vintage Croc and Boa Gold. All finishes are available as an original placemat 294mm x 294mm, Grand placemat 422mm x 309mm for larger place setting, single coasters 100mm x 100mm, as well as the unique double coaster 196mm x 99m, perfectly suited for wine and water glasses side-by-side. They eco source real skins from which a mold is created. All coasters and placemats are then created in resin from the mold, creating highly desirable and collectible pieces. The resin is applied onto wood and then hand painted by master craftspeople. The new range of faux skin coasters and placemats are a unique and innovative concept designed by Sarah Ward. For 30 years, Sarah has been in the interior design industry, and her penchant for bespoke and unusual led her to found Posh Trading Company, a family business in London, England.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “POSH Trading’s unique Faux Skin collection of placemats and coasters helps set the tone for an updated sophisticated yet casual setting. Love the embossed life-like patterns and colours which add a sense of richness. Dreamy to entertain with and the easy-toclean factor makes them even more desirable. Sarah Ward hit the nail on the head with her new collection.”

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TABLETOP ACCESSORIES Vista Alegre Portugal

Gryphus

www.vistaalegre.com A sculptural vase with an enormous visual impact, Gryphus recreates the monster of pre-Greek antiquity with a lion’s body and an eagle’s head, in a stylised and dynamic interpretation. Two majestic creatures, of the air and of the earth, in a timeless set, which could equally have originated in a distant past, in contemporary times or in an indefinite future. The gold used in the creature’s nests is symbolized by matte gold filaments, combined with tracery in relief with a simple and elegant geometry. Like the griffin, this piece is associated with the notions of art and intelligence that dominated classical antiquity.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Art meets function in Vista Alegre Portugal’s Gryphus collection. This storytelling antiquity collection pays homage to the prestige achieved by the brand in the 19th century. The architecture of the reliefs combined with the mythological creature makes for an amazing experience while in use as well as commands a museum work-of-art quality that can just be admired on display. I can only imagine the reception felt when in the presence of these pieces.”

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Zieher KG

LED-ring for decanters

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY…

www.zieher.com

The gift set is an effective accessory for the Zieher decanters Eddy and Star and includes - besides the ring which is made of matt black silicone - the light, remote control and the charger. LED light and remote control offer various functions such as adjustable brightness, seven different colours and various colour changing functions. This new version of the basic ring for the Eddy and Star decanter offers the chance to put served wine in the spotlight. The rechargeable Zieher LED light fits exactly into the cavity at the bottom part of the ring and thus can put the served wine in the decanter into the limelight. In the beginning the illumination effect in the filled decanter can be very unobstrusive when serving strongly pigmented red wine. But at a decreasing level the play of light and colours becomes more and more intense in an exciting way.

“An LED ring for a decanter is really a very good idea.”

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OUTDOOR TABLEWARE

Collections or individual pieces that are alfresco-friendly, whether made of outdoor-friendly materials such as melamine and acrylic, or designed to be functional and decorative for outdoor use

AND THE FINALISTS ARE… Alessi

Food à porter designed by Sakura Adachi for Alessi www.alessi.com

Referencing Japanese culture, the design draws inspiration from the bento box, with three separate containers stacked on top of each other. The containers are held together by either a single band, for carrying inside a bag or backpack, or double band with two handles, if you wish to carry it on its own. Spacious and versatile, silicone seals between each ensure that no spillages occur while on the move. The lunchbox is also dishwasher safe and has a handy opening on the lid, closed by a small silicone cap, that allows steam to escape while microwaving.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Interesting design, drawing on a trendy bento box concept. Functional for on-the-go, outdoor eating.”

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Such an innovate beautiful shape, combining design and functionality. A new poetic wind is blowing in the melamine sector!”

Beatriz Ball

VIDA Nube Collection www.beatrizball.com

Undulating surfaces, innovative designs, bisque-like finishes; Beatriz Ball has reinvented melamine… again! The fabulously functional 6-piece VIDA Nube (Spanish for “cloud,” and pronounced, “noo-beh”) Collection features sculptural works of art rendered in a luscious satin finish. The Nube Collection of luxury melamine includes three bowls, an ice bucket, salad servers, and a chip & dip bowl that are as practical as they are beautiful. Made of luxury melamine for everyday enjoyment, the pieces are ideally suited for indoor and outdoor entertainment. Artistry, innovation and practicality blend seamlessly in the exquisite designs of Beatriz Ball’s Nube Collection of luxury melamine from the casual VIDA division. The innovative, all-white pieces, presented in a sensuous matte finish, are enlivened by undulating surfaces and interesting contours — something new in the field of Outdoor Tableware. Derived from Beatriz Ball’s original designs from the company’s bestselling SOHO Onyx Collection in their signature metal, Nube speaks of the brand’s handmade heritage, and expands the possibilities of melamine into new dimensional forms and finishes.

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WMF Group GmbH

WMF Impulse Travel Mug www.wmf.de

The Impulse Travel Mug was developed together with JCD Design Studio and is WHAT THE available in three different and attractive finishes. They all use Cromargan 18/10 JUDGES SAY… stainless steel to create a highly reliable and durable product. The lid can be easily taken apart for cleaning. This way a high level of hygiene is always guaranteed. With “Clever that it fits under all its height and volume it fits under all coffee machines and helps to reduce the use coffee machines – nice finish.” of single use plastic and paper cups significantly. Due to the fact that we are now more mobile than ever, we are increasingly shifting our favourite activities into public – especially drinking coffee. However instead of enjoying the daily coffee out of a paper cup there is a sustainable alternative, WMF’s Impulse collection. It allows you to enjoy your hot favourite drink at all time and additionally it grants an individual note.

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HOSPITALITY DINNERWARE Dinnerware created specifically for the hospitality, restaurant and catering (HoReCa) segment, and therefore durable, innovative and versatile

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Lends itself nicely to Asian dining with very nice contemporary lines.”

ASA Selection GmbH

Kolibiri Rusty & Chestnut www.asa-selection.de

The highly-acclaimed chef Tim Raue has opted for this multi-award-winning porcelain series. Kolibri by ASA SELECTION, awarded the German Design Award 2018 by the German Design Council, is his favourite. The fully developed service has everything that professional and hobby chefs expect for a complete menu. Two new coloured glazes adorned the range. Petrol and grey complement the collection. Petrol and grey complement the collection with two state-of-the-art service variants that visually enhance both the taste and the palate, both individually and combined.

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HOSPITALITY DINNERWARE Costa Nova

Nótos

costanova.pt Carsten Gollnick took his inspiration for this ceramic fine stoneware design from the remarkable color contrasts and structures of the Portuguese Atlantic coast. Straight lines, pure shapes and flowing, softly undulating surfaces meet matte, rough, sandy structures. The aesthetic world of the Portuguese Atlantic beach, the border between water and land – between water and windows – is his source of inspiration. The German designer has developed a collection of tableware perfect not only for presenting dishes with this coastal theme but also for the presentation of gastronomic experiences of various cuisines and cultures. Since 1997 Carsten Gollnick has been working successfully on the aesthetic improvement of object culture. More than 80 international design awards, long-term collaboration with a range of companies, as well as, museum pieces acknowledge his attitude to design. Nótos is a complete, vital hotelware programme which is not just perfect for presenting seafood and coastal style food. Open fire concepts, serving trays and Asian food bowls complement each other to create a highly professional but also very casually interpreted collection. Traditional material concepts, sustainably produced in Portugal, from metal, beech wood and cork round off the theme. Inspired by natural landscapes, Nótos (like any other fine stoneware collection from Costa Nova) is made from the best natural resources in Portugal and produced with respect for nature reusable and recyclable.

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “This has a rustic yet innovative feel.”


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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “I like this service for the sophisticated storytelling decorations but also for the arrangement and creative layout of the decor on the service pieces and the luxurious, subtle mix of reds and gold. Quality and elegance in the service of a clever ethnic combination between modernity and tradition.”

NIKKO COMPANY

Novel Dragon

www.nikko-tabletop.jp This modern-ethnic series combines geometric shapes derived from classic Asian patterns of good fortune for a bold yet detailed look. Nikko offers Made in Japan products manufactured completely at their own factory, from the processing of raw materials to the finishing of the products. With exceptional technology, Nikko fine bone china features a unique whiteness, which utilizes about 50 per cent bone ash to create a strong and luminous dinnerware. The deep red hue, together with shimmering delicate gold decorations, contrast with the glassy whiteness of the china to create a beautiful luxurious appearance. This series is adorned with many motifs considered to bring good fortune in Asia. The dragon symbolises “strength” and “good luck,” the peony “prosperity”

and “peace,” and the clouds “mystical” and “fruitful.” Together, they are powerful. Nikko’s advanced decalcomania technologies are what make these delicate motifs so expressive. The deep red color is cadmium-free and lead-free, making them very safe. The white convex markings are finished in both matte and glossy touches to add a sophisticated depth to the texture. The gold decorations are both beautiful and durable thanks to polarized mica and GP guard, Nikko’s original gold and platinum decoration technology. They shimmer when seen from different angles, giving more glamour to the tabletop. “GP guard” is 400-times stronger against friction and five times stronger against dish washing than conventional decorations (according to Nikko, February 2017).


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HOSPITALITY GLASSWARE

Glassware created specifically for the hospitality, restaurant and catering (HoReCa) segment, and therefore durable, innovative and versatile

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “This collection allows for creativity in hospitality.”

Bormioli Luigi S.p.A.

I Meravigliosi

www.bormioliluigi.com An extra-light and balanced wine glass that is also robust and flexible. The glasses transmit the quality and the intense aroma of the wine. It has been designed to develop an excellent mouthfeel by creating a perfect equilibrium amongst various components of flavour. The glasses allow for a pleasant aftertaste and the bowl’s shape creates a unique decanter effect. The flat bottom ensures a high aeration of the wine. The curve of the glass ensures an aromatic flow as well as a non-turbulent flow of the wine and the glass has an ultra-thin edge - 0.95mm, and a thin stem 5mm, reinforced with Titanium. 84 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2020


Bormioli Rocco S.p.A.

Bartender Specific Barware www.bormiolirocco.com

Bartender Specific Barware is a wide range of specific barware products ideal for the world of mixology. Margarita, Gin Fizz or Nick & Nora, stemglasses and tumblers, perfect instruments for the most creative bartenders to enhance any cocktail presentation. Margarita, Gin Fizz or Nick & Nora, stemglasses and tumblers, perfect instruments for the most creative bartenders to enhance any cocktail presentation.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “The shape of this glass really lets the wine do the talking.”

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Utopia Tableware Ltd

Nude Stem Zero with Ion Shield wine glass www.utopia-tableware.com

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “A modern twist on sommelier glasses.”

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Fine restaurants love fine wine glasses. But they hate breakages. This was the inspiration behind the Nude Stem Zero with Ion Shield wine glass range. This simple, elegant and extremely light, lead-free crystal wine glass combines premium style and craftsmanship with strength due to the Ion Shield coating, which makes it twice as strong as other fine stemware of similar thinness. Stem Zero fulfils the demand for fine wine glasses that allow an appreciation of the wine without excessive breakages on the part of both staff and customers. The Stem Zero ultra-light wine glasses from Nude Glassware and distributed through Utopia Tableware are available in a range of sizes for red wines, white wines, or champagnes. To ensure they can stand up to staff and customer handling, the glass has been strengthened with a new Ion Shield coating adding increased strength and toughness. So how is it done? The glass is strengthened using a special ‘surface modification technology’, based on an ion-exchange process. Larger ions are incorporated into the glass surface structure, replacing the smaller ions, which cause the strains, thus increasing the strength of the glass. This process makes the Stem Zero made with the new Ion Shield technology the toughest, yet finest lead-free crystal glass.

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SUSTAINABLE TABLEWARE Tableware which has been created with consideration

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LSA International

Canopy Drinkware

www.lsa-international.com A range of sustainably produced, 100 per cent recycled drinkware with complementing decorative items, and designed by Monika Lubkowska-Jonas. Mouthblown from completely recycled glass, the collection has been developed in association with Cornwall’s famous Eden Project and inspired by their vision and iconic biomes. In addition, gift boxes are made from recycled, recyclable materials and printed with organic vegetable inks. This range of drinkware forms part of a collection of pieces inspired by the vision and mission of the Eden project. The carafe and tumblers are designed to promote the avoidance of single-use plastics by enhance its users’ enjoyment of tap water. Creative director Monika Lubkowska-Jonas took her design inspiration from the iconic domes of the Cornwall site - which can be spotted in the undersides of the drinking glasses and is echoed in the domes of the accompanying planter items; the name of the collection references both this influence and the overall philosophy of Eden – that we all live together under the same canopy. 88 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2020

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “This is a great concept – it fits environmental needs and has a wonderful design.”


Selbrae House Ltd

Scottish MADE

www.selbraehouse.co.uk These attractive rustic oak and sycamore boards, made from sustainably sourced fallen wood, have been handcrafted by a local charitable trust whose mission is ensure the future of local woodlands. Each board is handmade and unique and will make the perfect chopping board or server for mezze dishes, cheeses, breads or canapés. From “ice and slice” to a stunning illustration of a highland cow these boards offer a light-hearted and fun way to chop or serve. Brand Scottish Made is very much focussed on the concept of sustainability and offers the increasingly environmentally conscious consumer a truly sustainable option for use in their own kitchen or for gifting. The Scottish Made chopping boards, serving boards, trays and cheese boards are made from 100 per cent sustainably sourced Scottish Oak and Scottish Sycamore from a forest not far from their production facilities. Over £100 million worth of hardwoods are imported each year but their own broadleaf woodlands often lie neglected. The company’s local Scottish wood supplier is working hard to change this by developing sustainable ways forward for local woodlands while also ensuring the future of this beautiful resource for many more generations. The company say they are proud to support them and are proud to turn this local natural resource into products that are practical and beautiful.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Good use of fallen wood to craft attractive products. Honourable that products are made by a charitable trust. Illustrations are playful.”

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WHAT THE JUDGES SAY… “Great design which reflects a wonderful area of our planet and supports a good cause.”

Vista Alegre

Amazonia

vistaalegre.com Inspired by the book “Viagens Philosophicas” (Philosophical Voyages) by the naturalist Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, as well as by the fauna, flora and people of today’s Amazōnia, this collection, which was developed in partnership with Ecoarts Amazōnia, gathers all of the group’s brands for the first time, namely Vista Alegre, Casa Alegre and Bordallo Pinheiro. Featuring over 70 porcelain, earthenware, stoneware, glass and crystal pieces, part of the revenue from the collection will be channelled back into the reforestation of the Amazon’s Mato Grosso area through the planting of native fruit trees, which will help preserve an environmental, cultural, social and scientific heritage that is crucial to the future of humankind.

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