- A contemporary take on the decorative traditions of the 18th century featuring bold colours, the “Totem” collection can be customised with an inscription, phrase or memory to make each piece truly unique.
- The awards ceremony took place in Frankfurt, with the winners selected by a prestigious jury composed of 28 international experts from all over the world, including designers, buyers, distributors and resellers representing chains and independents.
- In the words of Chairman and CEO Giovanni Giunchedi, “Richard Ginori has always found it second nature to anticipate increasingly global market trends.”
Richard Ginori, a company at the forefront of Italian production of artistic pure porcelain since 1735, was the Tableware International Awards of Excellence 2019 winner in the “Decorative” category for its “Totem” collection.
This award represents a major new international achievement for Richard Ginori, increasing the 280-year-old manufacturer’s worldwide celebrity as a true icon of Italian craftsmanship.
Inspired by nature, the wildest muse of them all, the Totem collection draws on the 18th-century decorative tradition found in all the stately homes, in which symbolic animals were depicted on cups. Having been given a contemporary overhaul, this pure porcelain collection is embellished with bold tones and colour pairings inspired by the natural world. Animals ranging from squirrels, a symbol of vision and purity, to penguins, for love and loyalty, monkeys, for playfulness and curiosity, camels, for trust and strength, and elephants, which represent ancient wisdom and memory, are depicted on trays, boxes, plates and coin trays, with these figures adorning the tops of lids and the insides of boxes. To round it all off, every item in the collection can be customised with an inscription, phrase or memory. It is a way of adding a more personal touch, whether as a means of expressing one’s own style or as a truly unique gift.
The Tableware International Awards of Excellence 2019 was held in Frankfurt during Ambiente 2019, the leading global consumer goods fair, with the winners selected by a prestigious jury composed of 28 international experts from all over the world, including designers, buyers, distributors and resellers representing chains and independents.
The second Tableware International Awards of Excellence saw entries from top brands in the tabletop sector, with nominees judged by experts on their design/functionality, innovation, aesthetics and storytelling.
148 brands took part in the 2019 awards, with 18 companies winning in 18 product categories.
“Richard Ginori has always found it second nature to anticipate increasingly global market trends. We are therefore delighted to start the year and celebrate our debut at the Tableware International Awards of Excellence with this recognition of Totem, one of our leading collections. All the more so both because the prize was given out in Germany, a country with a strong tradition and culture of porcelain production, and because it was awarded by a jury of professionals who chose each winner after thorough testing, considering technical, aesthetic and innovative aspects. This win confirms the effectiveness of the design and marketing strategy that Richard Ginori has undertaken, and that today makes it one of the most iconic brands on the international market.” Giovanni Giunchedi, Chairman and CEO of Richard Ginori.