And just when you thought you knew all the various places where interesting tabletop was available in America....along comes another non-traditional source like Maryland China.
Supplying retailers and china decorators for over 100 years with product imported from all over the world, Maryland China also has become a source for (generally small) quantities of serving pieces and small plates....along with being a source for custom decoration of dinnerware.
A flexible, versatile sourcing company Maryland China also has an ability to locate and import specific products requested by their clients.
So, just when you thought IKEA and the internet were the only non-traditional, companies like Maryland China offer another alternative. To learn more about Maryland China and their line of products, go here:
TabletopJournal has written before about the creative ways of the Glass Studio designers & artisans and the custom showplates done St. Regis Saaidyat Island are another fine example.
Banquet service is often associated with elegant dining setting, tasteful food presentation and bespoke service. When it comes to banqueting in a luxury hotel setting, the stakes are high in the aim to create a truly extraordinary and memorable experiences. Tabletop design plays the key role in creating that special, festive mood, and thoughtfully designed tableware truly comes to light. In this post we share with you our custom dinnerware designs for the banqueting service at the St. Regis Saaidyat Island hotel.
The show plates design features a soft geometric pattern that mimics the elegant motive on the ceilings. Show plates feature a combination of clear glass with gold rim and gold pattern that compliment the yellow/beige color scheme of the tabletop design.
At the center of the design is the St. Regis signature logo, which helps create a memorable connection between the banqueting occasion and the bespoke experience provided by the hotel.
To learn more aobut Glass Studio and their creative ways, go here: http://www.the-glass-co.com/
Imagine the splendor when guests sit for their first meal on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train as it winds along its journey from London to Venice. Everything on board the trip has been luxurious and the meal service will be no different…..right down to the custom designed china by Villeroy & Boch.
And thus the three dining cars L’Oriental, Etoile du Nord and Côte d’Azur were equipped with appropriate tableware:
The décor Oriental is designed with majestic water birds, grasses and reeds in an oriental style. The black glaze of the petit fours plate is a true eye catcher. The Etoile du Nord collection uses warm shades with a floral theme to coordinate wonderfully with the predominantly wood interior of the dining car that bears the same name.
Inspired by a motif from the world renowned glass manufacturer Lalique, a particularly delicate and artistic décor was developed for Côte d’Azur (right), echoing the figures and motifs that decorate the walls of the restaurant car.
The portfolio of the company Orient-Express Hotels Ltd consists of around 50 luxury hotels, restaurants, trains and river cruisers in 24 counties across the world. The Villeroy & Boch Hotel & Restaurant Division has equipped not only the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for the company, but also a hotel in Portugal and a restaurant in Great Britain. Passengers on the Orient-Express, however, enjoy a charming privilege: they can purchase selected pieces of the exclusive tableware collection from the on-board boutique, and then take them away to use at home.
for over 250 years, Villeroy & Boch has been helping quality hotel and restaurant customers like Orient Express stand out from the crowd by helping them express their individual style and differentiate themselves with custom designed dinnerware.
To learn more about Villeroy & Boch's Hotel and Restaurant Division and its products, go here:
To learn more about the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express , go here: