Blog: HFN at Ambiente

Jersey Pottery Bolero

Jersey Pottery’s Bolero pattern

FRANKFURT, Germany­—Ambiente opened its doors here this morning, and Messe Frankfurt officials are expecting a good show. Board Member Detlef Braun, noting the current economic climate in Germany as positive, said, “The auguries for a successful fair are very good.”

The wide expanse of new tabletop product is evident throughout the show. Portmeirion is introducing a dinnerware pattern called Agapanthus, a black and white sketch-like floral with a plain border stripe in either black or gray; a new Sophie Conran Christmas design; and a new floral motif for Botanic Garden—poppy, in commemoration of the start of World War I 100 years  ago and available for one year only … Riedel celebrates 10 years of its O collection with four new, Big Os—oversized stemless cabernet, pinot noir, syrah and champagne glasses—as well as a new co-branded Coca Cola glass, its first non-wine, non-spirit glass designed with the same sensory approach as its other glassware to enhance the flavors of the beverage … Noritake has introduced a new and playful accent plate for its Broome Street collection and is introducing Orchard Garden, a revival of an archival pattern … Wedgwood unveiled the Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert collection of dinnerware and giftware—very feminine with pink florals and butterflies … Jersey Pottery, a family-owned dinnerware company established in 1946, launched Bolero, with a black and white strawberry motif, and Helice (the French word for propeller) in gray on white … Vista Alegre offered many new dinnerware and giftware patterns, including the contemporary and geometric Orquestra; Olhar Brasil, a brightly colored design with a tropical vibe; Paseo, a new pattern for its Christian Lacroix collection, inspired by the embroidered capes of 19th century bullfighters; Blue Bird, a cobalt and white floral dinnerware design, and giftware pieces that blend both ceramic and crystal elements.—Allison Zisko