Video: la Terrine Discusses a Few Choice Products For Your Bridal Registry Checklist
NYC dinnerware retailer la Terrine (www.laterrinedirect.com) provides a few choice pieces to go on any bridal registry checklist in this video featuring representatives from some of the top dinnerware manufacturers in the business including Vietri, Match-Pewter, L'Objet, Simon Pearce and Arte Italica.
Deborah Friedman: Welcome to la Terrine's Premier Bridal Event. I'm Deborah Friedman, owner of la Terrine.
It seems that many of the brides that we're working with love Match Pewter and it's going on to just about every registry. Can you give us a little history of the company?
Nikki Mazier: Absolutely. One of the most exciting things about Match Pewter is the fact that it's a classic. It's something that you can have forever, and it goes and blends with everything. What I love is that you have ceramic where the outer rim is pewter. And if you notice the hallmarks on this it's really wonderful, it gives you a lot of history. Which is what's exciting about Match, the fact that the owner of the company, David Reiss has created these beautiful pieces that are timeless, and these are all dishwasher safe, the dinnerware and flatware, which for pewter is unusual. One of the most exciting pieces I love is this candelabra from Match. Some of his pieces like the candelabra are items that you can keep adding to. So for example, if the bride and groom love this particular piece, this lovely candlestick, later on they want to add something more, you can add this piece to it. So it's really exciting to see the kind of pieces and the thought that goes into all of Match Pewter.
One of the things that I love about the Gabriella flatware and all the flatware that Match does is that it's all dishwasher safe. It's not delicate, but yet it's not too big for a lady.
Friedman: It is a beautiful, clean and classic design and it goes with just about any dinnerware that you may own already or that you are registering for.
Mazier: These pieces are all handmade. The pewter is liquefied and it's poured into these molds that are all handmade.
Friedman: The pieces from Match just look better over the years with really very little care.
Holli Nelson Draughn: I'd like to talk to you today about Bellezza. This was inspired by antique French dinnerware that we found in one of our artisan's attics that his grandmother had. And our product development team went to a flea market in Florence and found these beautiful antique stamps. And through those stamps we were able to recreate the dinnerware that our artisan's grandmother had and they used when they entertained together. It's microwave/dishwasher safe and they are oven to table pieces. It's a very durable, dense clay. It's perfect for everyday use.
I'm so happy to be here to launch one of newest collections. It's called Lastra and Lastra means "strap" in Italian and it's actually inspired by the way they make Parmesan cheese. They take a wooden strap and wrap it around the cheese mold, so that's where you get the overlapping effect on each piece. And then if you notice around the edge of every piece there's a dusting of grey, and that symbolizes the ash that they use when they preserve the cheese in Italy. They have also mixed Lastra with our top-selling Incanto collection, and it's actually made with a very dark clay that they use to make outdoor sculptures in Italy. It's microwave, dishwasher, oven and freezer safe and every pattern within Incanto is inspired by architecture, the Murano Lace in Italy, as well as the waves of the Adriatic Sea.
Russ Jones: It's great to be here and share with you about Arte Italica. This is the Merletto collection, and Merletto stand for antique lace, which is pressed into the ceramic pieces. It is available in four different finishes.
Friedman: One of the favorite pieces in the Merletto collection that we've been adding to most of our bridal registries is a three part server, which is a great price point for the guests. It's at $68 and it's a wonderful piece for entertaining for any young couple.
Carole Boucher: I'm actually here to introduce the Perlee Bleu collection. We launched this at la Terrine. Let me give you a little preview. This is something that Elad Yifrach designed for L'Objet. It is a pattern that he designed to remind you of pearls. And then the blue he's used is to remind you of the Mediterranean Sea.
This is the Perlee White. This is made in Portugal using Limoge paste. It is a great bridal pattern. It's one of our number one selling styles, and because of this we launched this at la Terrine with the Perlee Bleu pattern.
Caroline Baroody: We have David Freiman here with Simon Pearce. He's going speak to us today and give a little history behind the company and talk about some of the bestselling pieces, some of the bestselling bridal registry items as well. Hi, David, how are you?
David Freiman: Hi, how are you?
Baroody: Great, great.
Freiman: Thank you for having me here today. We have a fabulous collection of stemware. We have many, many patterns. But one of the beautiful things that Simon Pearce has made to be used every day, this is our Hartland pattern. You can't do that with everything. It'll just chip, it'll be gone. We also do many other types of pieces. You know this does extremely well, the Woodbury pitcher. We do this in three sizes, a creamer, more of a milk pitcher and then the full size pitcher.
Freiman: The Barre Bowl.
Baroody: My favorite.
Freiman: We do it, again, we do it in two sizes. One of my favorites is the Chelsea Bowl, which is done in three sizes. There's not many lines that really can go across the barriers of contemporary to traditional. Baroody: Yes.
Freiman: And we really do. With Simon Pearce you really have a product that's durable, beautiful and functional.