Patricia Boyer, Lois Bloom - November 2012
Burnish the image of your lobby lounge with attention-grabbing tableware and gleaming accessories. Lois Bloom and Patricia Boyer reflect on the possibilities.
Anchor Hocking (anchorhocking.oneida.com) Made in Germany by Stolze, the contemporary “Experience” Champagne flute holds 4 3/5 ounces.
Nachtmann (www.nachtmann.com) The 9" high “Slice” Champagne cooler has a contemporary spiral design in thick clear glass. Crystal clear textured glass and a dramatic shape make the “Bossa Nova” 12 ounce Martini glass dance.
Rosenthal USA (int.hotel.rosenthal.de) From the “Accenti Tre” collection, “Shanghai Express,” the 3-partaccent bowl is 7" long and doubles as a tea light holder. The 4 3/4" small square bowl has a wide rim.
American Metalcraft (www.amnow.com) Mini pails in mirrored stainless steel are shown in two sizes: small is 2 1/2" d by 2 3/4" h; medium is 3 1/2" d by 3 7/8" h. Larger sizes are also available.
Tablecraft (www.tablecraft.com) The 16 1/2" by 11" by 3 1/2" rectangular green glass bowl with black metal rack, part of the “Blackwell” collection, makes a great presentation for hors d’oeuvres. The sturdy glass is dishwasher safe and the rack is hand washable.
Steelite International USA (www.steelite.com) Subtly embossed “Aura” by Rene Ozorio has a cool blue-white finish and durable reflective glaze. The 14 3/4" by 11 1/4" race track oval is shown.
Oneida Foodservice (www.foodservice.oneida.com) “Mood,” by Sant’ Andrea, has smooth cornered, asymmetric shapes in bright white porcelain with a high fired, scratch resistant glaze. The 16" tray is shown.
Guy Degrenne (www.tabledefrance.net/-guy-degrenne.html) Durable hand-blown tumblers are offered in various shapes and a wide array of colors that are an intrinsic part of the glasses and dishwasher safe. “Dolce” (15 1/4 ounces, 3.9" h) is shown in amethyst, “Allegro” (10 1/4 ounces, 3.7" h) is shown in blue.
Lenox (www.lenox.com) Sleek lines and elegant styling give “Continental Dining” 18/10 stainless-steel flatware a contemporary feel.
RAK (www.hlcdinnerware.com; fka Kenilworth) The new “All Spice” Collection features intriguing shapes within squares and rectangles. “Chives,” a 11 3/8" square plate with three different-sized round indents, is shown.
Bernardaud (www.bernardaud.com) The “Fusion” collection is comprised of numerous geometric forms. Here, the 9.4" by 4.7” caviar tray has an indent for the 1.5 ounce caviar bowl, accompanied by the caviar spoon.
Libbey Foodservice (foodservice.libbey.com) The sleek “Perception” cocktail coupe holds 8 1/2 ounces. The coupe is experiencing a revival for sparkling wines as well the latest cocktail innovations.
Sambonet (www.sambonet.com) Designed with functional versatility in mind, “Sphera” is a sleek new collection of 18/10 stainless-steel multipurpose bowls, trays, and barware. The 7" double walled insulated wine cooler is shown.
Villeroy & Boch (www.villeroy-boch.com) “Black Lines Night and Day,” inspired by the op art movement of the 1960s, makes a strong fashion statement with mix-and-match flair. The flat square 11" plate and the deep square 8 1/2" plate are shown.
Orion Trading & Design (www.oriontrading.com) The 12 ounce, 6" “Whirl” Margarita glass lends a festive note to sunbelt Margaritas, Ramos Fizzes, or even desserts. Available in red (shown), cobalt, green, and amber, the spiral is applied in molten form and is fused into the body of the glass, making it both visual and tactile.
Izabel Lam (www.izabellamdinnerware.com) From the “Morning Tide” glass collection, the 4.5" by 11" divided rectangular plate is perfect for tastings, olives, or sushi. Combine with porcelain dinnerware for texture and color contrast. Available in citrine (shown), lapis, clear, opal, peridot, and smoky quartz.