January February 2020

The February issue of Tableware International is online now. Our largest issue of the year, we focus in on the force of fair nature that is Ambiente, along with a look at Chicago’s The Inspired Home Show which has been renamed for 2020. This being the first issue of the year, it is naturally brimming with new product ready for retailers and this year’s SS20 collections don’t disappoint. We talk with the team at Mesa Ceramics who tell us about their new collections – designed by Nick Holland. Under the leadership of CEO Francisco Braga, Mesa Ceramics has undergone an enormous period of change and it is well worth reading about how they are moving forward.
Similarly, Crystalite Bohemia are facing the new decade with a sense of direction and purpose, as owner Lubor Cerva explains to us.
As Spode celebrates 250 years, The Portmeirion Group’s sales and marketing director Phil Atherton tells us about plans for the future, along with giving an insight into how they keep the brand fresh and exciting for retail. Similarly, The Portmeirion Group tell us about their plans for Nambé since its acquisition.
We also speak with Australian company Bambis who are launching a new brand to Europe – nomad home is set to be an interesting addition to the European tableware maket.
Monno, too, have much to say as they mark a name change from Monno Ceramics to simply Monno and they move halls at Ambiente where they will showcase exciting new collections designed by Billy Lloyd.
Alessi is another company who gives us an insight into their new collections – there is even one for kids in there! And Utopia tell us about how they are taking a fresh, trend-driven approach to their business.
This, and much more, including new products, trend-driven pages and a look at the American market.
The Tableware International team – Paul Yeomans ( pyeomans@lemapublishing.co.uk) and Mairead Wilmot ( mairead@lemapublishing.co.uk) – will be at Ambiente this February – please drop us an email to book an appointment.