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Tableware not to miss at Exclusively

For those buyers looking for tabletop at the upcoming London-based Exclusively Housewares, make sure you read this...

This year marks the 14th edition of London-based housewares show, Exclusively Housewares, which is due to open tomorrow - Tuesday June 9 and run through Tuesday and Wednesday at the Business Design Centre in London. 

The introduction this year of new sister show Exclusively Electrical has meant that Exclusively Housewares has seen its largest influx of new exhibitors for many years, as new tabletop and housewares suppliers have filled the gaps left as SDA suppliers transfer to the new show.

'Effectively 20 per cent of our housewares exhibitors are new to the show this year, which is the biggest change for many years. It's been great to add new brands to the line-up," says show director Simon Boyd.

New exhibitors include Crown Trent, Harewood International, Creative Products and Country Matters, among others.

In Tableware, buyers and retailers can find Maxwell & Williams, Denby, Burleigh and Poole, Arthur Price, Black + Blum, Elia, International, Dartington Crystal, Tradestock, Apollo Housewares, Eaton Dining, Eddingtons, Ethos Housewares, Gilberts, Green Pioneer, Haus, Make International, Price & Kensington, Premier Housewares, T&G and Typhoon, among others.

Here's a line-up of the tabletop companies you shouldn't miss…

ARTHUR PRICE Stand 144 Cutlery and giftware brand Arthur Price will be showcasing a brand new range for the home and export markets that is perfect for best of British celebrations. An ideal gift, Vintage is a range of new tableware gifts in amazing packaging that rejoices in yesteryear. Vintage consists of eight items including a cake server, cheese knife, teaspoons and pasty forks to help create the perfect British vintage tea party.

ELIA INTERNATIONAL Stand 294 Always sharply focused on product development, Elia will reveal two new ranges to their collection - the 18/10 Stainless Steel Effra Cutlery and Orientix Pebble Chinaware, both delicate and timeless designs based on natural organic shapes. With waved edges and a smooth clean surface, the Orientix Pebble range is inspired by natural, organic shapes and comes with a clean white glaze. Plates are available in three sizes and bowls in four sizes. Also on show will be the distinctive and eye-catching design of the Effra cutlery range - offering sleek curves and an ergonomic design, this pattern is crafted from the highest quality 18/10 stainless steel and comes with a generous gauge.

DENBY Stands 412 and 352 The Monsoon Home Dinnerware Collection by Denby is set to introduce its new glassware collection, featuring three stunning designs, alongside the already-popular Lucille Gold. Inspired by Monsoon's exclusive and eclectic pattern designs and designed to complement the dinnerware, the new glassware features contemporary, bespoke shapes. Glassware patterns include Cosmic, a deep purple glass featuring an original take on the classic paisley pattern; Chrysanthemum, a glossy black, with a striking white chrysanthemum bloom; Filigree, featuring a delicate scroll pattern for an etched glass effect; and Lucille Gold, a subtle lace-inspired pattern with a gold lustre finish. All designs are available in a red wine glass, white wine glass, champagne flute and large tumbler and come presented in beautiful newly-designed packaging. Available from September 2015.

DARTINGTON CRYSTAL Stand 316 Dartington Crystal return to Exclusively Housewares with a host of new functional gift and tabletop options for their growing UK account base including the new Shine On range of drink ware. Developed as the ultimate in dishwasher-safe glassware, each set of four crystal glasses includes a free pack of FInish Quantum dishwasher tablets. Working with dishwasher experts Finish has enabled Dartington to conduct rigorous product testing and all products can be registered for the unique Lifetime Shine Guarantee, providing free replacement and peace of mind should any item suffer clouding during use. The machine-made crystal is not only resistant to corrosion but is constructed and scaled to be less likely to suffer mechanical damage or chipping during dishwasher use. The range includes a red and white wine plus all-purpose tumbler.

MAXWELL & WILLIAMS Stand 299 The brand will launch new mug sets and cup and saucer ranges at the show. The Colour Bolt mug sets and cups and saucers are bright and graphic and made from prestige porcelain. The Metallic Bomb mugs and cups and saucers are generously sized and full of sparkle. Both designs are available as mug sets (four mugs) or a cup and saucers set and each comes in a boxed set. 

T&G Stand 263 T&G will unveil some inspiring Christmas gifts for 2015, with the introduction of Gift Crates to the T&G range, perfect for making and giving something special and unique this Christmas. Each crate is made from rustic acacia with different text printed on the front from 'jams, preserves and packles' to 'homemade, home grown, home pickled'. Also new for Christmas 2015 will be some exciting new glass jars with copper lids, mini boards in a variety of new shapes, new tablet stands for recipes and the essential spiked carving board.

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