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Design inspiration for the newest crop of tabletop comes from many sources, but Mother Nature--primarily birds, bees, flowers and trees--ranks high across all categories. Visual or physical texture is another common denominator. Also keep an eye out for advancements in reactive glaze techniques, chalky pastels and a medley of mixed prints.

1 Luigi Bormioli's new Tentazioni Wine Glass collection, with its unique shape and dimensions, is designed to preserve the entire aromatic structure of the wine.

2 Royal Limoges' new collection of giftware includes this Paradis Bleu vase.

3 Vista Alegre's Floris dinnerware mirrors the brush-painted artwork of French painter and designer Victor Rousseau.

4 The Beebee collection from Studio Christofle is inspired by Christofle's hallmark bee motif, available in new office pieces and baby tableware.

5 Birds of a Feather dinnerware from Darbie Angell depicts finches singing in the trees on a misty morning.

1 Matrix White is a highly textured dinnerware pattern from Red Vanilla.

2 Primrose Drive from Lenox is a play on kate spade new york's quintessential stripe and dot motif with an added graphic floral.

3 Designer Alessandro Mendini's new collection, Alessini, is meant to make meal and snack time more cheerful with its vivid colors and shapes in a set of plates, bowls, cutlery and round tray.

4 Mepra's Stile, created by car designer Pininfarina, represents proportion, simplicity and harmony of line

5 This two-tiered, mixed-mterial server is Gibson Overseas' latest handcrafted, Made-in-lndia item.

1 This Wallace Mermaid Serving Spoon brings the wonders of a legendary aquatic life form to the table.

2 The five-piece Princess Victoria Gray from Herend offers a refreshing new take on a famous pattern.

3 For the 50th anniversary of the Ultima Thule collection, iittala is introducing rain, a mystic yet elegant blue color to the pitcher and tumblers.

1 "Haku" comes from gold foil and means "increase the value" injapanese. This Noritake collection is designed to bring more value to life--and meals.

2 The sophisticated marble patterns from Over and Back have a design detail that gives these serving pieces an elegant touch.

3 Graphique is a bold yet playful new geometric pattern from Philippe Deshoulieres.

4 Mikasa Paloma stoneware has the appearance of painted tile and features bright blues and yellows.

5 Wilton Armetale's River Rock ice bucket adds visual texture to the bar or table.

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Title Annotation:tabletop show preview
Author:Zisko, Allison
Publication:HFN Home Furnishings News
Date:Apr 1, 2018
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