By Allison Zisko
Waterford spokesperson Jorge Perez has left the crystal company to launch a tabletop collection on Shop NBC and serve as the television retailer’s luxury lifestyle expert.
The show, which launches in June, will be called “Ultimate Entertaining with Jorge Perez.” The tabletop collection, geared toward the mature, classic consumer who is looking to set the everyday table, will include fashion-forward dinnerware, linens and metals, Perez told HFN, and will rotate seasonally. Among the items in the launch collection is cream-colored embossed earthenware with a scalloped edge, part of the new Gabrielle collection from Jay Companies. Melissa Hinton, vice president of sales for Jay, confirmed that Perez will be featuring select items from the new line in his assortment. There will also be a metals collection, handmade in India, that will include trays, cake servers, punch bowls and fleur-de-lys-accented pieces that are “beautiful, beautiful.” Perez said he will also include Waterford items on the show.
On his show, Perez will demonstrate ways to “wardrobe the table,” using core collections and accenting them seasonally. Down the line Perez will introduce a 12 Days of Christmas salad plate collection.
Perez said he will also feature Waterford crystal on the show and continue to make appearances for the crystal company.