Homer Laughlin Fiesta-Persimmon (Newer) is an iconic, Art Deco-influenced design with embossed concentric rings at the center of the plate and at the rim. Many of the plates are classified as “coupe”, which means the plate has a convex shape, curving up at the side, with no defined, flat edge rim. Fiesta comes in a wide variety of solid colors that can be mixed and matched. Designed in 1936 and showing the strong influence of the Art Deco movement, Homer Laughlin Fiesta is the best-selling dinnerware in American history. Simple shapes and bold colors broke with the ornate, floral dinnerware traditions of the time, and spoke to the emerging casual lifestyle in American households. Company founder Homer Laughlin personally noted customer reactions to different colors that were being considered for the initial release of Fiesta – an early example of consumer focus groups!
The striking Emma pattern by renowned designer Ralph Lauren features a bold shape with a convex bowl adorned with an intricate geometric design, a smooth stem, and a round foot. This design recalls, in an urbane way, the simple decor of the American past. The pattern sets a beautiful table, and is another example of the design genius of Ralph Lauren. Lauren was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Although he showed a great deal of interest in design at an early age, Lauren attended the City School of Manhattan to study business. He left college just short of receiving his degree, and in 1968, opened Polo Fashions. The fledgling company began by selling ties, and the ensuing years proved enormously successful for Ralph Lauren as he expanded his business to include a full line of men’s and women’s clothing as well as home furnishings and accessories.
by Ralph Lauren
is an exquisite stainless steel flatware pattern that features a woven geometric handle design and a glossy finish. The distinctive braided look of this pattern is the perfect complement to the elegant Fiesta-Persimmon (Newer)
china and stylish Emma
glassware featured here. True to form, Ralph Lauren relied on understated elements and simple lines in creating Equestrian Braid
, but the total look in terms of design sophistication for a stainless pattern is amazing. Lauren has achieved tremendous success relying on a formula that combines balance and complexity with classic patterns and shapes – elements all present in the Equestrian Braid
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