A vision for today’s fine dining that’s defined by an exquisite tabletop experience
TOLEDO, OHIO, May 21, 2016 – (NYSE MKT: LBY) Libbey® is excited to announce new additions to its Artistry Collection™, including dinnerware, glassware and flatware items. The collection features SCHÖNWALD dinnerware, Spiegelau and Nachtmann glassware, and Reed & Barton flatware.
Inspired by the masterpieces of true artisans, Libbey offers the Artistry Collection to elevate the tabletop and redefine fine dining. Today’s diners increasingly believe that fine dining is not defined by white tablecloths and formal settings, but more often by the artistic expressions of chefs, mixologists and sommeliers and the glassware and tableware from which they’re served.
First launched in 2015, Libbey’s Artistry Collection newest products include:
- Shabby Chic – new dinnerware pattern from SCHÖNWALD, combines nostalgia with modern to create an inviting and familiar presentation
- Perfect Serve – a new, retro-inspired glassware style from Spiegelau
- Hammered Antique – new flatware pattern with a signature dimpled texture from Reed & Barton
With these additions, Libbey provides its foodservice
partners more tools to express their unique and individual personalities through
culinary artistry – thereby elevating the dining experience. The end result can
be turning every first-time guest into a loyal customer and advocate.
“We understand that today’s customers are looking for the elements of a fine dining experience – menu innovation, inviting tabletop, exclusive wine and cocktail offerings, and high-quality service – in a more casual and relaxed setting,” said Susan J. Dountas, director of foodservice marketing for Libbey Inc.
“Although the setting may have changed, the appreciation of artful presentation of food and beverage remains at the heart of fine dining. These additions expand our high-quality premium tableware, providing restaurateurs with the broadest tabletop choices available."
For more information or to view the wide assortment, visit https://foodservice.libbey.com/Artistry-Collection
About Libbey Foodservice
Libbey® Foodservice, a division of Libbey Inc., sets the standard in the foodservice industry for design, quality and service. Offering a full spectrum of inspired tableware products from fine dining to casual, it manufactures and distributes the complete tabletop, including Libbey Glassware and Master’s Reserve®, a collection of premium glassware; Syracuse® China dinnerware; and World® Tableware dinnerware and flatware. In addition, Libbey Foodservice distributes the Artistry Collection™, which includes SCHÖNWALD dinnerware, Spiegelau and Nachtmann glassware, and Reed & Barton flatware, in select markets. For more information, visit libbey.com.
About Libbey Inc.
Based in Toledo, Ohio, Libbey Inc. is one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world. Libbey Inc. operates manufacturing plants in the United States, Mexico, China, Portugal and the Netherlands. In existence since 1818, the company supplies tabletop products to retail, foodservice and B2B customers in over 100 countries. Libbey’s global brand portfolio, in addition to its namesake brand, includes Crisa, Royal Leerdam, Syracuse China and World Tableware International. In 2014, Libbey Inc.’s net sales totaled $852.5 million. Additional information is available at libbey.com.
SCHÖNWALD is one of the world’s leading providers of high-end porcelain for food service. SCHÖNWALD has been familiar with the special conditions in industrial kitchens and the demanding requirements of restaurateurs and chefs for 135 years. The brand stands out because of its exceptional, practical design, long-lasting collections, and excellent product quality “Made in Germany”. Striving to manufacture porcelain as environmentally-friendly as possible by conserving resources and reducing emissions to the minimum, the brand’s energy and environmental management system has received international ISO norm 50001 and 14001 certification. Libbey® Foodservice is the exclusive distributor of SCHÖNWALD dinnerware to the foodservice industry in the United States, Canada and their territories.
About Spiegelau and Nachtmann
Acquired by Riedel Glassworks in 2004, Spiegelau and Nachtmann offer premium-brand stemware, drinkware and serveware. Founded in Germany in 1521, Spiegelau is known for affordable, on-premise products as well as fine stemware and premium drinkware. Spiegelau’s Platinum Glass is chip resistant and is especially suitable for commercial dishwashers. Nachtmann has been manufacturing upscale crystal serveware, decorative products, stemware and drinkware for finer dining establishments since 1843. Libbey® Foodservice is the exclusive distributor of Spiegelau and Nachtmann to the foodservice industry in the United States and its territories.
About Reed & Barton
For more than 190 years, Reed & Barton has enjoyed a long-standing reputation as one of the country’s foremost marketers of fine tableware and giftware. Reed & Barton flatware is designed and manufactured to deliver elegance with long-standing durability. Renowned for superb design and superior craftsmanship, Reed & Barton flatware and tabletop products bring style and sophistication to every table and are the choice for foodservice establishments with discriminating taste. Libbey® Glass Inc. is the licensed distributor of Reed & Barton flatware products to the foodservice industries in the United States, Canada and their territories. “Reed & Barton” is a registered trademark of the Reed and Barton Corporation.