Shape Up!

Patricia Boyer, Lois Bloom - July/August 2008

Versatile accessories in stunning forms deliver shock and awe to the table.


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    Rosenthal USA "Scoop" is a component of "A La Carte," a collection of six styles in organic sculptural forms to use individually or in combinations.

    Orion Trading & Design Teamed with its fitted clear ice pan, the 18/10 stainless-steel "Beverage Presentation" makes a high style display unit for iced beverages or food. Alone, the base makes a striking riser for an oversized platter. Measuring 22" long, 14" wide, and 8" high, it accomdates a standard full-size food pan insert.


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    Seltmann USA In sizes from 4" to 10", the "Savoy" collection includes an 8" deep-square "gourmet" plate with a round well (top) and a 10" square bowl with waved rim (bottom).

    Villeroy & Boch "Zingana" is an eyecatching collection of 11 1/4" plate and bowls with wood-grain effects applied over entire surfaces or on rims of varying widths and shapes.


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    Izabel Lam New York Put a gleaming new spin on bread service with the 8" "Spiral" breadbasket in polished 18/10 stainless-steel wire.

    Riverside Design Group The "SeaGlass" 19" celadon wave round is also available in 10" and 15" sizes and 13 other colors.

    Fortessa Flower inspired "Petals" dinnerware ranges from a 5 1/4" plate to 16" platter and includes bowls, cups, and saucers. The 6 1/2" and 11 3/4" inch plates are shown.

    Steelite International USA Versatile "Amuse Bouche Gourmet" trays, plates, coupes, bowls, and lids were designed by Rene Ozorio and coordinate with the "Aura" and "Duo" collections.


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    Syracuse China "Tangular" puts a refined contemporary twist on rectangles, squares, triangles, and mugs with whiter, thinner, and lighter low-profile bodies.


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    Guy Degrenne The 5" "Vertige" wine bottle coaster, shown in mirror-finish 18/10 stainless steel, may also be ordered in silver plate.

    RIedel Crystal of America As graceful and elegant as its name implies, the "Swan" decanter stands a striking 23 5/8" tall and holds 26 ounces.

    Mistral Imports Forged from the same high-grade stainless steel used for wine fermentation tanks, the "Winesceptre" will maintain a prechilled bottle of wine at perfect temperature. O-rings secure the Winesceptre in the bottle, while a decorative finial slides open for pouring. Shown with optional stand.


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    Hollowick The "Lighthouse" lamp's suspended fuel cell allows for creative accessorizing below the flame. Two sizes, 6" and 8 1/4", are available in clear or frosted glass.

    American Metalcraft Hammered heavy-duty stainless-steel trays are individually crafted with a ball-peen hammer. The 23 3/4" by 7 1/2" by 1" rectangle is shown. Oval, square, and round shapes are also available.


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    Carrol Boyes Functional Art Make a tableside splash with "Woman," a round, 58 ounce cast stainless-steel water jug.

    Kenilworth Trading Company The "Pangia" 6" individual lidded soup tureen holds 18 ounces.