Freshly Hatched

Patricia Boyer, Lois Bloom - March 2009

Lois Bloom and Patricia Boyer rise early to gather the best of manufacturers' new designs.

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    Fortessa The 3 1/2" well of the 10 3/4" "Cielo" plate is surrounded by rippling waves that provide spaces for sides and garnishes. Matching pieces include one- or two-ripple designs.

    Richard Ginori 1735 The wide rims and clean, classic lines of "Impero" make it an ideal pattern for customization. The 9 1/2 ounce coffee pot, 4 3/4 ounce milk jug, and 10 1/2 ounce sugar bowl are shown.

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    Steelite International USA "Duo Gourmet" adapts to service and presentation needs with a mix-and-match collection of plates, bowls, coupes, and lids. The 14 1/8" by 7" tray is shown with 3 3/4 ounce square bowls and coordinating lids.

    Villeroy & Boch "Slides keep service in motion while dishes for the entire meal—from apps to coffee—are presented along the double tracks and wells of the 14" by 10" base plate.

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    Chef & Sommelier Part of the "Grand Chefs" line, the 12" "Divinity Cloud" plate has a freeform shape and deep center suitable for signature presentations. The patented Porcelain Maxima has enhanced strength and durability plus a 5-year chip warranty.

    Kenilworth Trading Co. Asian inflected "Katana" rectangular and square plates, platters, and bowls are tailored for small presentations. The 7/7 8" by 5 1/4" plate and 4 1/4" by 2" bowl are shown.

    Izabel Lam New York The "Shell" oval plate (11 1/2" by 7 1/2") and oval bowl (7 3/4" by 6") are softly shaped in pure white porcelain.

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    Orion Trading & Design "Organic" porcelain takes its name from the natural forms of petals and pools of water. The 11" dinner, 8 1/4" salad, 6" bread & butter, and 10 4/5 ounce double-walled thermal mug are shown.

    Rosenthal USA "Landscape" combines different patterns in relief across entire surfaces and breaking out across edges and can be mixed in a variety of combinations. The 11" dinner, 8 1/2" salad/dessert, 7" bread & butter, and cup and saucer are shown.

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    Korin White with black brush strokes characterizes the "Sumi" line (Sumi is Japanese for ink). The 10" large coupe is shown.

    Wedgwood Hotel The geometric interplay of "Nexus" is on display here in the 11" round plate, 6 1/4" soup bowl, and 10 3/4" square plate.

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    Seltmann USA The clean, sleek lines of "Mandarin" are available in oval shapes (shown) for restaurants and rounds for banquets.

    BIA Cordon Bleu "Saturn" medium weight porcelain dinnerware is durable, with a reinforced edge. The collection includes a charger, dinner plate, salad, soup & pasta bowls, mug, cup & saucer.

    Churchill Part of the "Art de Cuisine" series, "Igneous" vitrified stoneware plates, bowls, and ramekins move from oven to table on double-sided Acacia wood trays.