Lenox Debuts New Couture Tabletop Collection by Marchesa

Introductory Line Radiates Glamour and Style

Apr 13, 2010, 14:00 ET from Lenox Corporation

BRISTOL, Pa., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lenox Corporation, the most trusted name in dinnerware and home entertaining, announced the introduction of a new couture tabletop collection by Marchesa, the design house known for elegant red carpet eveningwear and exquisite bridal gowns. Each charming dinnerware, stemware and giftware piece features Marchesa custom designs as well as the unparallel excellence and quality that are synonymous with each of the brands. The debut grouping will feature eight exquisite dinnerware patterns inspired by Marchesa's one-of-a-kind dress designs.

"Lenox is thrilled to join Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig to create a new tabletop and gift collection," said Lester Gribetz, President of Lenox. "We strongly believe the market is craving a collection of this nature. Marchesa by Lenox mirrors the beautiful detailing found in each of their gowns; the marriage between the brands will surely delight and inspire brides."  

The spirit of Marchesa's muse, nineteenth-century European style icon and eccentric aristocrat, Marchesa Luisa Casati, is brought to the table in beautiful pieces that epitomize Casati's grandiose vision of life as a work of art. From lace detailing to rose embellishments, each Marchesa by Lenox dinnerware pattern embodies the ethereal aesthetic that is indicative of Marchesa.

"We could not ask for a better partner than Lenox to materialize our vision into impeccable dinnerware," said Georgina Chapman, Co-founder of Marchesa. "We wanted to develop this collection the same way we do each of our gowns, with one-of-a-kind designs and detailed craftsmanship – creating a uniquely elegant dinnerware style not yet found in the market."

Each individually designed dinnerware piece is beautifully adorned with ornate detailing, fusing timeless elegance with unique modernity. Marchesa's custom accents are carefully paired with delicate embellishments to create a collection that is as stunning as the gowns themselves. Each dinnerware pattern is handcrafted in the USA and made from the highest quality fine bone china, and is dishwasher safe.

Floral Illustrations

This stylish platinum-banded pattern features charcoal-like florals that decorate the rim and interior of each piece. Inspired by the designs found in an artist's sketchbook, Floral Illustrations serves as the perfect canvas for any meal.

Spring Lark

Whimsical flowers and birds adorn the body of Spring Lark. The sweeping brushwork reflects the softness and beauty of a watercolor painting. Coral accents, sprinkled throughout the platinum-rimmed pattern, exude the feminine flair indicative of Marchesa.

Palatial Garden

Like palace grounds with meticulous landscaping, Palatial Garden is a study in detail. The accent plate is a work of art in itself showcasing a majestic pheasant. Luscious chocolate and turquoise hues banded in precious gold accent beautiful floral designs to create this regal pattern.

French Lace

Some of Marchesa's most intricate textile creations grace red carpets and glamorous Hollywood affairs. These gowns are the inspiration behind the elegant floral motif of French Lace. Trademark feminine beading and lace have been transformed into this platinum banded dinnerware that adds graceful elegance to any table.

Painted Camellia

Painted Camellia brings vintage florals to life with just the right amount of color to make the dinner table unique. Draped against a gold-rimmed white canvas, delicate painted florals create a beautiful melodic feel. The salad plate, defined by a rich black background, is artfully juxtaposed to its white-bodied counterpart for a dramatic contrast.

Porcelain Lace

Marchesa is known for some of the most beautiful bridal gowns in the industry – from intricate lace detailing to elegant draping accents, each dress features Georgina and Keren's mark of true craftsmanship. Porcelain Lace is inspired by the delicate details found in each of these gowns; with an ornate white on white floral motif, accented by an open work fabric design around the rim.  

Paisley Bloom

Paisley Bloom brings Marchesa's signature beaded accents to life on a tailored white bone dinnerware body. Silver mica and platinum decorate the rim for added appeal. The unique artistry of paisley and florals create a graceful tabletop collection that is romantic and refined, perfect for every dinner party.

Marchesa Rose

Roses are in bloom on many of Marchesa's head-turning gowns, and they flourish in gently raised designs found on Marchesa Rose. Clusters of roses envelop the white bone china dinner plate while a beautiful single bloom is highlighted on the salad. A unique manufacturing technique makes Marchesa Rose the perfect pattern to be dressed up or down, making any meal feel more romantic. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

The collection will debut in stores and on www.lenox.com this fall.

About Marchesa

British-born Georgina and Keren met at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Georgina, a 2001 graduate of the Wimbledon School of Art, began her career as a costume designer. Keren graduated from Brighton Art College in 2000 and subsequently focused on print and embroidery design. Georgina's draping and design expertise paired with Keren's textile creations resulted in a business partnership and the establishment of Marchesa in 2004.

Elegant eveningwear, inspired by vintage and Asian influences, defines the Marchesa Collection. The beautifully crafted designs fuse timeless elegance with unique modernity. Co-founded by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the company's namesake and muse, Marchesa Luisa Casati, is the noted eccentric European style icon. Visit www.marchesa.com for more information.

About Lenox Corporation

Lenox Corporation is an American company that markets its products primarily under the Lenox®, Dansk® and Gorham® brands.  Lenox is the market destination for bridal, entertaining and gift giving.  Call 1-800-63-LENOX for more information, visit their website at www.Lenox.com or become a fan of Lenox on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lenox, and follow their experts on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Lenox_Corp.

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