Spring 2018 Tabletop Market

Ralph Lauren Home Wyatt Gold Serveware and Greenwich crystal

While the Lenox Hill gala has provided inspiration for warmer weather entertaining, the Spring 2018 Tabletop Market offers a glimpse of what will be available in the coming months as we start to think about entertaining later in the year. Market always starts for me at Lalique, where they are celebrating the 130th anniversary of the Maison. The latest collection, Hirondelles, honors the swallow, a harbinger of spring and a motif often referenced in Lalique’s work – the limited edition (130 pieces) vase below.

Lalique Hirondelles collection

The swallow is also celebrated on many other works including medium sized vases in four colors (clear and sapphire not shown)

Lalique Hirondelles vase


Lalique Hirondelles lamps

paperweights (also occasionally used as car ornaments)

Lalique Hirondelles paperweights

as a beautiful gold stamped stopper on the Hirondelles decanter

Lalique Hirondelles decanterand small sculptures, which, with a clever double-sided magnetic attachment, can be used as a decorative element on walls, in floral arrangements etc.

Lalique Hirondelles small sculpture

Some favorite new editions to the collection are these small black crystal vases – left to right, Languedoc, Tourbillons and the iconic Bacchantes. With the same exquisite Lalique craftsmanship, these smaller pieces are such a useful everyday size with approachable price points.

Lalique mini black crystal vases

Ralph Lauren Home had a plethora of pretty introductions for entertaining, also great to remember for holiday gifting. Below, Paxton Cocktail Picks, Holder and Rectangular Tray feature automotive-inspired knurled detailing, shown with their classic Broughton Crystal.

Paxton cocktail Ralph Lauren picks and tray with Broughton Crystal

I’m sure many of you are familiar with Ralph Lauren’s legendary car collection and this season several of his roadsters are immortalized in 1:18 Scale Amalgam Model Cars. Below, an exact replica of his Jaguar XKD, developed in 1953 and famous for being the fastest race car of the 1950s.

Ralph Lauren Home car replica from Ralph's personal collectionMore offerings for the those hard to shop for men are the handsome Brennan Leather Catchall in black leather.

Ralph Lauren Home Brennan Leather Catchall

the Brennan Vanity Mirror in black leather along with the Adrienne woven leather frames and box,

Ralph Lauren Home Brennan leather Vanity Mirror and Adrienne woven leather frames and box

and the Brennan Clock in black leather, created in partnership with the Chelsea Clock Company.

Ralph Lauren Home Brennan clockThe Brennan mirrors will also be available in saddle leather in both vanity and desk versions

Ralph Lauren Home Brennan mirrors

and the Adrienne woven leather accessories will come in an elegant cream.

Ralph Lauren Home Adrienne woven leather accessoriesWhile some of the offerings at the 2018 Spring Tabletop Market are available now, many will hit the stores in later summer and early fall, so it is never to early to bookmark for fall entertaining. New to the Ralph Lauren Home art-deco inspired Montgomery collection is the giftable Olive Tray with Picks and Hors d’oeuvre Tray

Ralph Lauren Home Montgomery Collection from Spring 2018 Tabletop Market

as well as the new Montgomery Nut Bowls and Medium Nesting Tray, shown with the classic Metropolis Crystal Barware, below.

Ralph Lauren Home Montgomery Nut Bowls and Medium Nesting Tray and Metropolis Crystal Barware

Gold tones also continued strong at 2018 Spring Tabletop. Below, the Wyatt Gold Serveware with black leather accents is a perfect pairing with the timeless Greenwich Crystal

Ralph Lauren Home Wyatt Gold Serveware and Greenwich crystal

and the Holbrook Hurricane in Brass makes a statement with the Somerville Punch Bowl, in gold earthenware, crafted in Italy.

Ralph Lauren Home Holbrook Hurricane with Somerville Punch Bowl,

Gold rimmed Wilshire porcelain espresso cups and Alexander tartan cocktail napkins are perfect for fall

Ralph Lauren Home Wilshire Porcelain Espresso cups and Alexander cocktail napkins

as are the new gold rimmed black and white Wessex porcelain mugs shown with their classic Glen plaid table linens of the same name.

Ralph Lauren Home Wessex porcelain mugs & table linens

The wicker wine tote you saw on the Ralph Lauren Home DIFFA Dining by Design table is now interpreted for fall in the saddle leather Wyatt Wine Tote with a tartan fabric interior

Ralph Lauren Home Wyatt wine tote

and in black leather with the Wessex glen plaid.

Ralph Lauren Home Wessex wine tote

and lastly, for those who were fans of Ralph’s Coffee Shop (and who wasn’t?)

Ralph's coffee shop

you can now bring home the classic stoneware collection!

Ralph's Coffee Stoneware Collection

At Hermès, Nigel Peake‘s new dinnerware hit the spot. Aptly names “A Walk in the Garden,” it melds stylized flora imagery with the graphic geometry for which he is known.

Hermes A Walk in the Garden

As with other recent Hermès settings, it’s all about the mix and match.

Hermes a Walk in the Garden dinnerware

They also introduced mugs, adding to last year’s Tie-Set introduction,

Hermes Tie-Set mugs

new covered boxes, bowls and votives at Saint-Louis Crystal, echoing the bottom of their iconic Royal chandeliers

Saint-Louis crystal at 2018 Spring Tabletop

and new Puiforcat salt and peppers, as part of the Normandie collection, based on the original 1934 flatware for the iconic steamship.

Puiforcat Normandie

William Yeoward introductions included the fabulous footed hurricane in a vibrant Emerald

William Yeoward Footed Hurricane in emerald

and azzura

William Yeoward Azzura footed hurricane

as well as a Classic Footed Rose Bowl (with frog)

William Yeoward Crystal footed rose bowlthat is clearly appropriate for a variety of beautiful blooms.

William Yeoward classic footed rose bowl

At Reed & Barton, Thomas O’Brien brings his updated American sensibility to the table. His Maison Couleur collection is a modern interpretation of of  19th century French tiles. Below, the charming Diamont No. 10 Serving Tray shown with his New Vintage Barware Collection.L/

Thomas O'Brien Maison Couleur collection for Reed & Barton

The L’Hotel No. 29 porcelain collection is an eminently mixable classic white design with just enough heft and delineation to set it apart, with a great new indigo goblet that is the perfect size for anything.

Thomas O'Brien for Reed & Barton L'Hotel No. 29 collection

Thomas O'Brien L'Hotel No. 29 for Reed & Barton

You can always count on Vista Alegre to infuse some surprise in their classic Portuguese porcelain line. At 2018 Spring Tabletop Market, a favorite was Cannaregio, an ebulient porcelain collection inspired by the magic and mysticism of Venice.

Vista Alegre Cannaregio

With a wide variety of pieces and patterns, it is easy to create a multitude of spirited table settings.

Vista Alegre Cannaregio at Spring 2018 Tabletop Market

You may be familiar with Christian Lacroix’s various collaborations with the Portuguese manufacturer. This season they joined forces to create Primavera, a collection of decorative and sculptural pieces inspired by a garden filled with flowing foliage and animated birdsong.

Christian Lacroix x Vista Alegre Primavera

Sylvanae (Goddesses of the Forest), a new introduction from Mottahedeh, is an adaptation of a late 19th century Zsolnay design from the distinguished Hungarian manufacturer.

Mottahedeh Sylvanae dinnerware

They have also very cleverly taken the rims from three of their iconic patterns for plates with just the edging. You can see the original Duke of Gloucester below, with the new Gold Feather Chelsea plate underneath.

Mottahedeh Duke of Gloucester and new Gold Feather Chelsea dinner plate

Christofle introduced MOOD Nomade, including dinnerware, linens and

Christofle Mood Nomade

a new version of their brilliant MOOD silverware statement (closed above and open below) with a leather handle perfect for elegant picnicking!

Christofle MOOD Nomade dinnerware, linens and silverware

Historic French Faiencerie Gien introduced several new collections, my favorite of which was les Déparaeillées (mismatched).

new Gien les Depareillees collectionHopping on the mix and match bandwagon, they are offering six different motifs drawn from 19th century archives for an eclectic tabletop collection referencing finds that one might discover at les Puces,

Gien les Depareillees collectionin shades of green and black.

Gien 2018 spring tabletop market

Ginori is now offering its popular Babele pattern in both black and green as well

Ginori Babele in black

and two new decorative cachepots.

Ginori cachepots at 2018 Spring tabletop market

Lastly, it was exciting to see Meissen back with new representation at 41 Madison. This means that orders through retailers will, for the most part, be faster and more efficient.

Meissen at 2018 Spring Tabletop Market

all photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

11 thoughts on “Spring 2018 Tabletop Market

  1. I LOVE & Collect LALIQUE !….but all The Table Tops are Beautiful ! we use then all at
    Al Spok & Co.

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  3. It would have been very hard for me to leave those Canneregio dishes sitting on the table. And I breathe a sigh of relief every time I see Reed and Barton. I nearly cried the day they announced their bankruptcy in 2015. I just wasn’t ready for to come to terms with the end of an era. Great job as always Stacey!

  4. Love all the tabletop. Would like to have some of the footed bowls featured by Thomas O’Brien. Where can I buy them?

  5. I would have had a hard time leaving those Cannaregio pieces on the table. I must have the bowls with zodiac surrounding sun!

    Can you imagine a table with this pattern paired with deep blue night sky petunias and black velvet petunias to echo the astrological references, placed in those black Lalique Bacchantes vases? I feel a midsummer night’s dreamscape a-brewing for my patio. And I think I still have some copper patio lights with cut out stars. See how inspiring this blog is!!! Seriosly, Stacey you are my absolute favorite blogger of all time!

    And good to see Reed and Barton included here. You know I nearly cried when I read of their bankruptcy back in February 2015. I wasn’t ready to come to terms with the end of an era.Thankful to Lenox for salvaging one of the great American silver giants.

  6. I have been trying to find the pattern Sylvanae ( China with blue birds ) that was mentioned in this post. Do you know where I can purchase it. Wonderful article and such beautiful pictures.

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