Natural Beauty

Patricia Boyer, Lois Bloom - July/August 2012

Highlight the allure of your presentations with these fresh introductions for the table.


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    Oneida Foodservice (www.foodservice.oneida.com) “Cabria” flatware combines modern contouring with a bright textured martelé finish, which gives the appearance of hand hammering.

    Seltmann USA (www.seltmann-usa.com) As the result of a new process, “Diamant” porcelain melds the translucent delicate look of fine bone china with the thin forms and even stronger chip- and scratch-resistant finish of hard porcelain. The cup and saucer are shown.

    Rosenthal USA (www.hotel.rosenthal.de) “Nendoo,” designed by Metz & Kindler, is a new ornamental design with a contemporary interpretation of modern form, size, and function. The creamer and sugar bowl are shown.

    Orion Trading & Design (www.oriontrading.com) The 10 1/4" scalloped-edged brushed 18/10 stainless-steel tray has been reintroduced in the 2012 line. A smart presentation for bread, a plate of hors d’oeuvres, or cocktail service.


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    Izabel Lam New York (www.izabellamdinnerware.com) Part of a collection of bowls, plates, and platters, the 13.5" by 5" rectangular “Marble Glass” platter and 7" round bowl have a stone-like finish in opaque black with random white streaks.

    Tablecraft (www.tablecraft.com) Versatile enough to carry anything from nuts to olives to an amuse bouche, the rakishly slanted double-walled stainless-steel “Remington” sauce bowl with spoon measures 4" by 3 3/4" by 2".


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    Steelite International USA (www.steelite.com) Inspired by ancient Japanese Tenmoku pottery, the lustrous hand finish of “Koto” varies subtly from piece to piece and has a lifetime edge chip warranty. From the complete range, the 4" mandarin bowl, the 2 3/4" coupe bowl, and the 3 ounce tall cup are shown.

    RAK (www.rakporcelain.com; fka Kenilworth) “Nabur” porcelain’s asymmetrical curves are inspired by nature. Shown is the 22 cm Party Plate with 2 basins for hors d’oeuvres, amuses, or desserts, plus a slot to carry a wineglass.


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    Riedel (restaurant.riedel.com) Lead-free Austrian crystal “H2O” bar glasses include the 22 7/8 ounce, 5 5/8” long drink, 15 1/8 ounce, 3 7/8” tall whiskey, and the 11 5/8 ounce, 3 1/8” water.

    Libbey Glass (www.libbey.com) From Syracuse China, “Solario” is thin light vitrified china with a sculpted rim on the Royal Rideau body. Sure serve™ under rings facilitate handling while back-stamped item numbers and QR codes facilitate reordering.


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    Villeroy & Boch (www.villeroy-boch.com) “Dune Lines” is enhanced by embossed lines inspired by the natural forms of sand dunes. Shown are the 8" oval bowl, 10 1/4" oval soup plate, and the 12 1/2" oval flat plate.

    Sambonet (www.sambonet.com) Modern “Even” flatware exhibits long slender tapering lines in 18/10 stainless steel. It is the winner of the 2012 Interior Innovation Award.


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    American Metalcraft (www.amnow.com) Miniature stainless-steel replicas of traditional cookware are suitable for creative presentations on the table or buffet and for oven-to-table service. The “Mini Roasting Pan” measures 5 3/4" l by 3 3/4" w by 1 3/4" h; 4 “Pots & Pans” range from 2 3/4" d by 1 3/4" h to 4 3/4" d by 3" h.

    Lenox (www.lenox.com) This 16-ounce mini Dutch oven is great for oven-to-table service of mussels, stew for two, or roasted Cornish game hen and veggies. Mario Batali has collaborated with Dansk to produce the enamel-coated lightweight cast-iron cookware. Shown in persimmon, it’s also available in chianti, cobalt, and white.