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HOST Milano—Top Three Picks for Dining Tableware

HOST Milano—Top Three Picks for Dining Tableware
Courtesy of Arzberg

The HOST Milano event took place last month, and we’ve contacted the notable brands who participated in the event to make our selection of must-see products. 

October 22-26, 2021—HOST Milano brought professionals in the catering and hospitality sector together through design talks, innovation awards and product displays in the exhibition halls. Here are a few noteworthy products found on display during the event in the category of tableware.

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[Tableware] The Arcturus Group: Arthur Krupp

The German brand Arthur Krupp by the (Italian) Arcturus Group exhibited fine pieces of tableware from this year’s collections, a complete table and kitchen range able to meet the needs of the hotel and professional catering customers.

The six new porcelain plate collections by Arthur Krupp illustrate color and material research to a fine degree with inspiration from botany, craftsmanship, ancient ethnic textiles or even industrial style. The subtle white surfaces with a combination of sophisticated glossy or matt surfaces portray the latest expertise and production technology to obtain 3D decorations. The overlapping of graphic and material decals provides a pleasant tactile and luminous effect. 

Courtesy of Arthur Krupp

The six collections include Shade – Sea & Earth, Ancient Wall, Nature Essence, Wood Essence, Mandala and Eclipse – Night & Day. Balancing porcelain and the durability of an underglaze decoration, the Shade – Sea & Earth collection is a study of the nuances of sea and earth with consideration of handmade “shards” and imperfect handmade products typical of the past. As the name suggests, the Ancient Wall collection resembles the unusual charm of worn plaster, typical of the reclaimed walls of industrial buildings. Through a special relief, Nature Essence amplifies and redesigns the typical vegetable ribbing of leaves.

Courtesy of Arthur Krupp

Wood Essence recalls the spirit and intensity of mature woods on porcelain surfaces, while the Mandala collection is an articulated table collection with unique chromatic richness and in four sophisticated motifs, all devoted to the art of weaving and to the symbology, typical ancient artifacts. Eclipse – Night & Day includes both the lightness of white and the depth of absolute black.

[Tableware] The Arcturus Group: Arzberg

The German brand Arzberg by the Arcturus Group set up an exquisite display with its Joyn collection, the brand’s most recent collection with a stoneware range add-on exhibited at the event. While the stoneware range has been added to the collection, it reinterprets Joyn identity.

The pieces express white porcelain with grey and mint green colors and natural texture materials. A special coloring technique applied to the ceramic compound gives rise to fascinating earthy nuances of varying degrees of warmth. From the softness of beige, they reach clay-red or grey shades, making dishes and accessories resemble made-of-stone items. 

The full collection is a display of different colors, textures and materials. Made in Germany porcelain meets stoneware elements, with special pieces that enrich the line. A fascinating mix of materials that combine artisanal-look design handmade mood, marked by glaze drippings on the Grey and Mint Green porcelain and the Joyn Stoneware extension.

Courtesy of Arzberg
Courtesy of Arzberg

[Tableware] Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch presented a number of new collections at the HOST event, including Stella Cosmo as innovative professional crockery of the finest white premium bone porcelain with fascinating new shapes, MetroChic for imaginative and individual table and buffet displays, Anmut Gold and Anmut Platinum with its two exquisite decors applied by experienced porcelain painters and more.

While we find the Rock Granit and like. collections breathtaking, and are very much interested in the Villeroy & Boch To Go Collection by like., a smart eco-friendly solution fighting against the throw-away tendencies of our society, we’ll focus on MetroChic.

As a contemporary design and Art Eco combo, the MetroChic tableware collection combines state-of-the-art design on fine Premium Bone Porcelain.

Courtesy of Villeroy & Boch

The geometric black-and-gold decoration on pure white porcelain gives each item a very distinctive modern-urban look that lends itself ideally to a wide variety of compositions – round shapes harmonize with clear, cylindrical contours, deep black lines meet delicate gold highlights. 

Courtesy of Villeroy & Boch

The premium 20-carat gold finish is hand-polished and ideally protected by the innovative “Inglaze Gold” technology that enables the high-quality decor to sink deep into the glaze during the firing process. The MetroChic product range includes all the items a fine dining establishment or top hotel needs to create perfect table settings and elegant buffet displays. 

Courtesy of Villeroy & Boch
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