Design '09: The Gleam Scene

Patricia Boyer, Lois Bloom - April 2009

Lois Bloom and Patricia Boyer take a shine to some recent releases in holloware, silver, and glass.

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    Orion Trading & Design The "Long Dash" tray (26" by 3") is part of the "Ociana" collection of hand hammered, polished stainless steel. Also on offer are 12" by 3" "Short Dash" and 41" by 3" "Super Dash" trays.

    D.W. Haber & Son Available in 18/10 stainless steel, silver plate, or copper, hammered "Tempo" holloware features a 64 ounce coffee pot (shown), 64 ounce water pitcher, 14 ounce teapot, 8 ounce creamer, and 10 ounce sugar bowl.

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    Hepp Undulating waves decorate the handles of "Emotion" 18/10 stainless-steel flatware.

    Judel A revival of "Opticrystal" is back in play in a complete range of stemware and barware. For visual interest, as liquid is poured the panel optics disappear. A 14 ounce beverage glass is shown.

    Libbey Glass "Quadra V" tumblers have a sleekly flared profile and extra-thick sham. Five popular sizes are offered. The 11 ounce rocks glass is shown.

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    American Metalcraft Stainless-steel modernist "Milk Carton" creamers are produced in 3 and 5 ounce sizes.

    Christofle Hotel Ergonomically designed by Yves Savinel and Gilles Rozé, "Élémentaire" 18/10 stainless-steel flatware comes in both matte (shown) and mirror finishes.

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    Steelite International USA V-shaped bowls and sturdy bases lend distinction to "Ypsilon" stemware, barware, dessert cups, and carafes from Bormioli Rocco Glass. The 7 5/8 ounce wine stem is shown.

    Cardinal International Boasting thin rims and enhanced durability, "Grands Cepages" comprises five stems appropriate to different wine varietals. Shown is the 11 3/4 ounce glass for Sauvignon Blancs, Sémillons, and Muscats.

    Juliska Elegantly beaded "Graham" barware is crafted from mouth-blown Czech glass. The 18 ounce double Old-Fashioned is shown.

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    Izabel Lam New York The 11" square "Morning Tide" textured glass bowl has a wavy sculptural edge and round well. Shown in peridot, it is also available in five other jewel tones.

    Riverside Design Group "Patent" is a collection of round and square glossy glass plates available in black, white, red, yellow, green, and blue. The 10" black square is shown.

    Villeroy & Boch "Marchesi Black" introduces an intriguing color dimension to stainless-steel flatware. In addition to a 5-piece place setting, a steak knife and fork are available. The collection may also be had in standard 18/10 stainless steel.

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    Spiegelau Standing 10" high, the "Grandissimo" Bordeaux stem holds an ample 28 2/5 ounces.

    Riedel "Vinum XL" varietal specific glasses are large, elegantly tall, thin, and durable. The 28 1/4 ouce 9 1/2" tall Pinot Noir glass was developed in workshops with eminent Oregon producers.

    Luigi Bormioli Made of colorless, durable, lead-free SON.hyx glass, "Palace" crystal proffers a lifetime guarantee against chipping of the rim or foot. A 12 1/4 ounce white wine is shown.

    Schott Zweisel The generously belled bowls of "CRU Classic" break-resistant Tritan crystal stemware are tapered to heighten enjoyment of vintage wines. The 28 3/5 ounce Burgundy is shown.