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Show Preview LAS VEGAS

Tabletop continues expansion

Vital C1112QQ Renowned for its hand-screen printing of accessories, including USAmade glassware, Vital Industries will showcase a new twist on its classic Bicycle Pint glass. This 16oz can-shaped glass is a nod to classic soda and beer cans. It is durable and dishwasher-safe, with p pieces made in the US.

The Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market will see expansion in the gourmet sector, with new brands and larger showrooms, as well as gourmet-relevant special events, networking and educational programming


xpansion in the gourmet category, which includes tableware, at Las Vegas Market continues, with five leading suppliers, including Le Cluny, Mariposa and Natural Olivewood opening new and expanding showrooms for the winter 2018 market, which takes place January 28 to February 1, 2018. The number of gourmet resources topped 500 for the first time at the past summer market and showroom space on C11 – the industry’s most dynamic new destination for gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and speciality food – is expected to be sold out early in 2018. “Las Vegas Market is experiencing strong and sustained demand for gourmet showroom space as floors C1 and C11 approach 100 per cent occupancy,” says Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift Leasing and CMO, International Market Centers. “Since the launch of C11 in Summer 2015, we have expanded our market-wide gourmet resources to 500+, making Las Vegas Market the industry’s west coast home for new and innovative resources, as well as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.” New-to-market resources opening showrooms in time for the winter market include: Le Cluny, an importer of fine table linens and tabletop from France, in 500 sq-ft on C1; Mariposa, a gourmet

tabletop and gift supplier, in 617 sq-ft on C1; and Natural OliveWood, a manufacturer of household and decorative items handcrafted from solid olive wood, in 585 sq-ft on C11. In addition, two current C11 exhibitors are doubling their showroom presentations in time for winter market, with tabletop, housewares and glassware supplier Peterson Associates/ Boelter Brands, doubling its showroom to 1,350 sq-ft. The newly-announced gourmet resources join other notable giftoriented housewares, tabletop and speciality food exhibitors including: Aesthetic Movement; Alessi; bambu home; Canvas Home; Circa Asia; Eva Solo; Harold Import Company; Magenta; Match; Mepra; Olivia Reigel; Reidel; Sea Stones; and Sagaform USA. Beyond exhibits, Las Vegas Market is offering gourmet-relevant special events, networking and educational programming for buyers and exhibitors, including the return of the Housewares Design Awards to the winter market. In addition to resource growth, Las Vegas Market is continuing and expanding its partnership with two major housewares buying groups, the GC (formerly Gourmet Catalog) Buying Group and the HTI Buying Group. As in the past year, Las Vegas Market will develop unique and exclusive programming and activities for both groups’ members attending the winter market.

Beatriz Ball C-696 Beatriz Ball will highlight its new Mid-Century: Millennial Modern collection at Las Vegas Market. This is a series of sleek and practical metal serving items reminiscent of the best of Danish Modern tableware, but updated for today. All items are handmade in a proprietary metal alloy which never need polishing. The collection includes elegant bowls, trays, platters and a set of salad servers.

Match C-191 This Market, Match, which is known for its Italian pewter products, will present its new Luisa Dinnerware and Barware. While the dinnerware is made of handmade Italian pewter and ceramic, the barware is Italian pewter and lead-free crystal. The slender rope detail in the pewter adds interest to the already elegant setting. In addition, Match will unveil the Violetta Collection – flatware and serveware pieces – made of handmade Italian pewter and stainless steel. “Our pieces are handmade with age-old techniques in the north of Italy,” says the brand, adding “all our pewter, ceramics, crystal and glass are lead-free, food-safe and FDA-approved”.

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C-157 A master gilder of hand-gilded metallic tableware, gifts and home décor, the Tamara Childs Collection can be found in over 700 gift shops, museums and showrooms worldwide. Tamara Childs will unveil the Cube Collection, vases and candle holders offered in both the Slash and Wabi Sabi patterns, with the choice of any of the 11 colours in the Tamara Childs Collection. Made of glass and all hand-gilded with sheets of metal leaf, pieces come in two sizes.

Abbiamo Tutto C-109 Abbiamo Tutto is introducing many new items in 2018, including its Festive Collection Pitcher. Festive in colour and design, and hand-formed on a potter’s wheel and hand-painted, the 64oz pitcher coordinates with the brand’s current beverage holders/ coaster sets. Beverage holders keep beverages warm and cold by using the lid, or as a coaster.

Costa Nova C139 Portuguese tabletop brand Costa Nova, renowned for its tableware made of fine stoneware from the best natural resources in Portugal, unveils the Cristal Collection. Inspired by the rich patterns found in the most sublime crystal workmanship, Cristal is a tactile and sophisticated collection that stands out from the ordinary. It comes in grey and includes two sizes of dinner plate.

Olivia Riegel C-162 A Dallas-based company specialising in fine bejeweled frames, gifts and decorative accessories for the home, Olivia Riegel will present its new Isabelle Placemat, an elegant scalloped placemat adorned by master artisans with hundreds of hand-stitched jewels, including faux pearls, clear Austrian crystals, clear glass beads, and pear-cut chalcedony glass gems. The mat is made of woven poly-silk dupioni fabric with a poly satin lining and comes in Ivory or Burgundy. There are napkins and table runners to match.

Don’t miss... Fish Eddy Aesthetic Movement will be showing products from Fish Eddy, including this Portion Control Tiny Plate, a side plate with typography. Showroom C198.