Xavier Britain was the winner in the Innovation category with Kelling Collection Xavier Britain
www.xavierbritain.com The Kelling Collection is Xavier China’s latest collection of bone china tableware, developed in collaboration with British interior designer Kelling Designs. Each piece is handcrafted in Stoke-on-Trent using traditional methods. Instead of traditional gold, platinum or silver banding, we have created a designed based on 6 complementary colours where a full colour border is banded in a contrast colour, inspired by contrast piping on upholstery. The aim was to create a range that is not only visually striking but also truly practical for dishwashers, microwaves and daily use. Bone china has been tucked away in the ‘special occasion’ cupboard for too long. The minimum 50% bone ash content in the pieces means that is brilliantly chip resistant as well as beautiful, and so they created a design that will take busy households from breakfast to banquets all via the dishwasher! Both the main colour and the banding colour is silk screen printed before the banding colour is over painted by hand in the same shade to provide a rolled edge and hand-finish. This means that each piece is fired four times and is truly handmade. Despite this they have kept the range affordable and accessible for those who want stylish tableware without breaking the bank. There are six colour schemes, which can be bought individually, in sets of 2 or 3, or mixed to create a fabulous rainbow table.
“As a new business we are over the moon to receive this recognition for our first collection of bone china tableware.We are extremely proud of the collection and continue to receive rave reviews from customers across the world who love the vibrant colours as much as us.” Charlotte Baly 84 TABLEWARE INTERNATIONAL