Homer Laughlin Fiesta-Lemongrass (Newer) is coupe-shaped (the plate is convex, with no rim), round china, with embossed concentric rings at the center of the plate and at the 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. 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!
Silhouette by Sasaki Crystal is a blown glass pattern produced from 1998 to 2009. Silhouette features a convex bowl that curves in at the top, a bulbous, air-bubble stem, and a round foot. With its chic, modern design, this crystal serves as a wonderful complement to the Art Deco Fiesta-Lemongrass china and striking Sienna flatware. Although Silhouette is a popular Sasaki Crystal pattern in its own right, our most popular Sasaki Crystal is the beautiful Wings pattern, designed by Etuso Yamagishi. According to Sasaki company literature, “Sasaki remains firmly rooted in Japanese sensibility, taking its inspiration from nature. This inspiration results in natural, organic shapes and clean lines evident in all of the company's dinnerware collections.” Sasaki’s designs come from a large pool of creative talent, including furniture, jewelry, and textile designers, architects, interior decorators, and sculptors.
Produced since 1994, the multi-motif Sienna pattern by Sasaki Flatware is crafted in 18/10 stainless steel (18/10 represents the ratio of chromium and nickel used in the stainless steel, which adds luster and durability to the pieces). Sienna was designed by noted architect Robert A. M. Stern, who has designed numerous libraries and courthouses across the United States, and was involved in the planning of Celebration, Florida and the renovation of Times Square in New York. Sienna showcases a provocative, eye-catching design reminiscent of central Italian architecture, featuring a flat end, various geometric forms, a beveled edge design, and a glossy finish. This pattern is sure to add a touch of excitement to any table! Sasaki was established in Tokyo in 1902, and has long been recognized for its design artistry and the high quality of its tableware. Sasaki’s Double Helix flatware, designed by famous American interior designer Ward Bennet, is on permanent exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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