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AMBIENTE PREVIEW: Portmeirion Group

Discover what exciting new ranges and extensions Portmeirion Group will unveil at Ambiente 2016, which takes place February 12-16, 2016

Celebrating 200 years of Spode’s Blue Italian, Portmeirion Group has lots of new collections and products to showcase on its stand in Hall 4.1.

2016 is a special year for Portmeirion Group as it celebrates the 200th anniversary of Spode’s Blue Italian range and the 10th anniversary of the Sophie Conran for Portmeirion collection.

Alongside the celebrations, some inspired new tableware designs will join the portfolio. The iconic Blue Italian range from Spode reaches a landmark anniversary as it celebrates 200 years of production.

The anniversary year will bring a Signature Collection inspired by archive pieces as well as a modern re-interpretation of the Blue Italian design, named Giallo, featuring a geometric yellow and blue border.

The Group also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the multi-award winning Sophie Conran for Portmeirion range. With its signature hand-thrown style, the collection is stunningly beautiful and brilliantly practical with its freezer-to-oven-to-table status.

Portmeirion will launch an anniversary collection of mugs, a melamine collection, tote bag and a variety of new line extensions.

Exciting new introductions will join Royal Worcester’s Wrendale Designs collection including a stunning Christmas Collection and new captivating animal illustrations from Hannah Dale.

Also showcased are three exciting new designs - Sanderson for Portmeirion Dandelion Clocks, Enchanted Tree and Vintage Kellogg’s Sunrise. Exclusive new placemat, coaster and tray designs will also be added to Pimpernel’s wide-ranging tabletop accessories collection.

Discover Portmeirion Group at Ambiente in Hall 4.1 Stand B16;

Ambiente 2016
As a barometer of current trends and a platform for ordering and for design, Ambiente continues to be one of the major highlights of the year, delivering more than 4,800 exhibitors from 95 countries.

For five days, from February 12-16 2016, and across 328,400 sqm of floor space at Frankfurt am Main, exhibitors will once more showcase their new products and innovations to more than 135,000 visitors from 152 countries.

Divided into three main product areas – Dining, Living and Giving – Ambiente spans the entire range of consumer goods that relate to dining, kitchen, housewares, luxury foods and gifts.

The Dining segment is the biggest you will find anywhere – across 16 halls showcasing 2,200 exhibitors covering everything from the premium sector up to volume business.

The Table section includes Table Prestige in Hall 4.1 featuring the finest porcelain and ceramics with brands such as Herend, Lladro, Moser, Lenox, Rosenthal and Wedgwood; Table Contemporary, also in Hall 1, delivering design-led suppliers such as Alessi, Asa Selection, Eva Solo, Georg Jensen, Stelton and LSA International; Table Daily Life in Halls 4.2 and 6.2 showcase companies like Bonna, Libbey, Pasabahce and Bormioli Rocco; and Table Top Trade in Halls 6.2 and 6.3 is all about bulk buying with suppliers including Gibson Overseas and Wrzesniak Glassworks.

This year, discover the return of German porcelain factories, Meissen and Hochst, as well as the debut of French porcelain brand Faiencerie de Gien.

Also new this year is the Ethical Style Guide, a directory aimed at helping visitors find suppliers who operate in accordance with ethical and/or ecological criteria.

Find out more about Ambiente in our extensive Ambiente 2016 Guide in the Jan/Feb issue of Tableware International.

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