Tableware supplier Utopia has identified and latched onto three trends in the sector: big, beautiful and eco-friendly.
These reflect tableware designers adding larger plates to their ranges, creating stylish glassware and removing plastics from products.
Therefore Utopia has added a 30cm plate to its Fuji range. Made from terracotta for increased strength and durability, this plate is said to add a raw natural appearance to the table.
There’s also a new 31cm plate for the vitrified porcelain Lagoon range, inspired by the ocean and shore. Additionally the Lichen range is benefitting from the introduction of a 31cm plate. This range with organic shapes and a reactive glaze has a rustic feel. Furthermore there’s the new Etna 31cm plate with an element of copper added to its dark glaze.
On the glassware front Utopia is launching the Big Top from Nude – a collection featuring tight vertical ribs and a tapering foot. This collection contains an old fashioned, double old fashioned and three sizes of hiballs.
Nude has also added a shaker, mixing glass, hiball, double old fashioned and a coupe to its Hepburn glassware collection, and two sizes of hiballs, a whisky and old-fashioned sizes to its Hollywood-themed Wayne collection. Utopia is further launching the Hudson cocktail range suitable for a gin and tonic or classic Martini.
Glitz has been added to the Timeless Vintage collection, which receives a gold rim on selected pieces. To finish off the new additions there’s the Elysia collection of tumblers with vertical cuts reminiscent of brilliant cut diamonds. This range includes a hiball, old fashioned and double old fashioned sizes.
Utopia has joined the drive to bring more environmentally friendly products to market but with a focus on style. Firstly this is through new re-usable stainless steel stirrers along with sustainably sourced wooden options, each in two lengths.
New black paper sip straws, made from three-ply paper, which is 100% biodegradable, and food safe, while new metal straws allow for a unique way to be environmentally friendly by having a reusable option which is also said to add a distinct look to the serve.