Enter to Win: NewWave Caffè New York

villeroy_blog_contest_newyork_

 

Wake up in New York City!

We are so excited to announce the launch of our Cities of the World Mug Collection. These limited edition pieces are collector’s items. It’s as if you’ve travelled around the world and collected keepsakes from some of the most famous cities all over the world. Every year we will have a series of new cities. For 2013, we are highlighting New York, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney! Our 2012 editions are in production for a bit longer and they include London, Paris, Rome and Berlin.

This month we are giving away a breakfast set in NewWave Caffe New York. This set includes (2) mugs, (2) large party plates and (2) a/d spoons. The mug is designed in “taxi cab yellow” and has all the attitude and style you’d expect. The Crysler Building, Wall Street and Grand Central Station are just some of the iconic details adorning this collection. The party plate is designed with a map of the city. This piece serves as a saucer and a small nook to put a cookie, muffin or little morning nosh.

To enter, simply answer the question below using comment button.

WHAT CITY WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON A NEWWAVE MUG?

Would you pick a romantic vacation city, your hometown or simply be inspired by the iconic New York City? We want to hear from you! (Your comments will not load automatically, please be patient to wait for them to load, thank you)

Click here to see rules.

Isabelle von Boch: Masterpieces

VB_Masterpieces_2

Villeroy & Boch Masterpiece: based on the NewWave Eye Catcher

 

Villeroy & Boch just previewed its latest collections at the Frankfurt Fair in Germany. The reaction from the audience was incredible. So many exciting new patterns, concepts and colors coming soon.

For starters, I have to rave about the “Masterpieces” collection. This is a line of limited edition pieces that celebrate Villeroy & Boch’s 265th anniversary. The collection highlights shapes from our current modern patterns: the NewWave Eye Catcher, the Flow Salad Bowl, and the Urban Nature Fruit Bridge.

VB_Masterpieces_3

Villeroy & Boch Masterpiece: based on the Flow Salad Bowl

VB_Masterpieces_5

Villeroy & Boch Masterpiece: based on the Urban Nature Fruit Bridge

 

In true Villeroy & Boch fashion, our designers have taken these current shapes and married them with the old world traditions on which Villeroy & Boch has securely built its foundation. Each shape is decorated with floral fragments from one of our very first pattern, Old Luxembourg…which is still in production today. Re-interpreted with elegant hues of grey and gilted details of gold, what an exciting mix of old world and new world!

villeroy_masterpiece_1

There is one more detail to this story…and my personal favorite…the handwritten letter on each piece. This is letter dates back to 1780 and is from Pierre-Joseph Boch. My great, great-grandfather was Francois Boch who founded our company in 1748. His eldest son, Pierre-Joseph Boch created a secret formula for porcelain. And that is indeed what this handwritten letter is…part of the secret formula that put Villeroy & Boch on the map. This formula ensured durability, a brilliant white body and elegant, thin shapes. It was because of this formula, that Villeroy & Boch soon become the porcelain choice of European royalty. And, of course, it was this formula that catapulted Villeroy & Boch as the leader in dinnerware design.

VB_Masterpieces_6

Each piece is made in Germany, has a limited edition backstamp and is sure to be a collector’s item. Villeroy & Boch Masterpieces will be available later this year.

I am truly inspired by this mix of old world and new world. I think we all have antique pieces in our cupboards, whether from family members or from a fabulous vintage find. Bring them to the forefront with all of your current assortment and celebrate this long standing tradition of porcelain and tabletop design.

Cheers to you in good health and style,

ivb_sig

Isabelle von Boch: The Fashion of Villeroy & Boch

villeroy_boch_fashion_dinnerware_01

Shown: Amazonia Dinnerware

 

My Spring tour is about to begin and I am inspired by the worlds of fashion and home decor.

As I review the runway collections from New York, I am reminded more than ever how fabulous our dinnerware patterns are. I have been preaching for years to “treat your dinnerware like a wardrobe”. They are that little black dress that you can dress up or down. They are that beautiful silk blouse that makes you feel elegant. They are that cozy sweater that adds warmth and function to your life. They are a reflection of you…your mood, your style, your aspirations. And just like your wardrobe, they intermix wonderfully together…no matter how eclectic or matchy you choose to be. They are your fashion statement.

Villeroy & Boch is celebrating its 265th anniversary this year. We have always been a leader in fashion and design. And, 265 years later, this statement remains true! I’d like to give a special nod here to our fabulous designers in Germany who create such beautiful dinnerware patterns and shapes…designs that belong on a runway! Each wonderful piece inspires me in my life, and, hopefully, you feel the same! Straight off the runway, I present to you how clothing truly parallels with Villeroy & Boch style.

Yours in Style,

ivb_sig

 

villeroy_boch_fashion_dinnerware_03
Shown: Anmut Bloom by Villeroy & Boch | Dress: Oscar de la Renta

villeroy_boch_fashion_dinnerware_05
Shown: Modern Grace by Villeroy & Boch | Dress: Carolina Herrera

Samarkand by Villeroy & Boch | Outfit: Marchesa

villeroy_boch_fashion_dinnerware_07

Shown: Farmhouse Touch Blue Flowers by Villeroy & Boch | Dress: Carolina Herrera

Cellini by Villeroy & Boch | Outfit: The Row

villeroy_boch_fashion_dinnerware_08
Shown: Mariefleur by Villeroy & Boch | Dress: Costello Tagliapietra

NewWave by Villeroy & Boch | Dress: Marchesa