The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2012-02-10T00:05:59Z Scenes from the Orient depicted in new Samarkand designs 2012-02-10T00:05:59Z scenes-from-the-orient-depicted-in-new-samarkand-designs Inspired by the Oriental character of one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world, Villeroy & Boch has launched new and even more decorative designs to its Samarkand collection. The richness of detail and elaborate depictions of a horse, elephant, lion and dromedary are the trademarks of this eye-catching tableware.Using the vivid colours of ruby, aquamarine, mandarin and cobalt blue, the new series comprises salad plates, espresso cups and saucers. All of the decors harmoniously combine with existing pieces in the Samarkand collection, including the Classic Buffet plates in coordinating colours, and create a striking accent on the table.Each design picks up on elements of Eastern architecture and interprets these on the finest premium bone porcelain. The intricate bordering exudes finesse and the fine gold accents add to the quality, resulting in a memorable tableware concept.The Villeroy & Boch Samarkand collection is available from selected department stores and the House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood (NSW) and Glenside (SA). It can also be purchased online from the Villeroy & Boch e-shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/. RRP from $34.95.Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.com Media enquiries: Emily Kennedy or Kelly-Anne Gee at Write Away Communication + Events Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email: emily@writeaway.com.au or kelly@writeaway.com.au Contemporary glass inspires entertaining 2012-02-10T00:01:32Z contemporary-glass-inspires-entertaining Coloured glass adds a fresh accent and sense of fun to any entertaining event. The new Colour Concept series from Villeroy & Boch incorporates tumblers and bowls in an assortment of colours including Midnight Blue, Olive, Turquoise and Burgundy. The sleek conical contours and high glass base of the Colour Concept series is pleasant to handle and extremely versatile. An ideal shape and size to serve a variety of drinks, desserts and snacks, the glassware is well-suited for everyday use and crafted to last.The hand-blown Colour Concept glasses and bowls are produced to the highest quality using the traditional internal-layer technique. The clear glass is layered with coloured glass, followed by a final layer of clear glass, resulting in an attractive finish that retains its rich, flawless colour.Thanks to the glassware’s harmonious palette, from cool hues to warm opaques, each table setting can be individually tailored to complement the occasion. Its simple form lends the range to be mixed and matched with both pure white as well as patterned china.Villeroy & Boch Colour Concept glassware is available from selected department stores and the House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood (NSW) and Glenside (SA). It can also be purchased online from the Villeroy & Boch e-shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/. RRP: from $32.95Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.com Media enquiries: Emily Kennedy or Kelly-Anne Gee at Write Away Communication + Events, Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email: emily@writeaway.com.au or kelly@writeaway.com.au Golden Garden creates a floral fantasy 2011-04-28T03:42:14Z golden-garden-creates-a-floral-fantasy Conjuring feelings of glamour, romance and fantasy, the range is inspired by the luxury and lightness of old Japanese fabric designs.Golden Garden displays a delicate gold pattern of finely drawn blooms, branches and birds. Embodying the traditional Japanese art of Ikebana, each piece features natural shapes and graceful lines to create an innate balance. Presented in a variety of ways – from all-embracing patterns to individual images, the motifs are highlighted with a hint of rose, allowing the gold to unfold a particularly warm glow.Contrasting the opulence of the floral detailing, calm, linear motifs have also been introduced. With a hand drawn quality, the decoration features golden rays that stem from rose-coloured beads. The interaction of these additional highlights allow for unique layering options and interesting table arrangements to be created.Villeroy & Boch’s GoldenGarden is available from the House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood (NSW) and can also be purchased online from Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.com Media enquiries:Simone Esamie or Kristine Snell at Write Away Communication + Events, Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email: simone@writeaway.com.au; kristine@writeaway.com.au A toast to the bride and groom 2011-04-18T07:29:31Z a-toast-to-the-bride-and-groom All couples who list Villeroy & Boch product to the value of $250 or more on a Myer Gift Registry will receive their choice of a complimentary pair of elegantly gift-boxed Octavie champagne flutes or wine goblets valued at more than $77. Comfortable in the hand, the stylish and unique Octavie crystal pieces feature an exceptional light reflecting, diamond point cut detail.Gifts are simply redeemed via a form returned to Villeroy & Boch. Couples are then invited to visit their nearest Myer store to collect their distinctive gift.This exclusive offer is available until March 31, 2012.For further information about this offer, contact Villeroy & Boch on 1800 252 770 or visit a Myer bridal registry.Media enquiries:Simone Esamie or Kristine Snell, Write Away Communication + Events,Ph 02 9978 1400 or email simone@writeaway.com.au, kristine@writeaway.com.au Pre-wedding gifts await home entertainers 2011-03-30T06:04:54Z pre-wedding-gifts-await-home-entertainers Helping to create an unforgettable wedding, all couples who list Villeroy & Boch product between $500 and $999 on their David Jones Gift & Bridal Registry will receive their choice of a complimentary set of four crystal champagne flutes or wine glasses valued at $159.80.Couples may choose the Allegorie Baden Baden flutes or Bordeaux white wine goblets, both made from pure crystal, making a stunning start to any newlyweds’ glassware collection.Alternatively, all couples who list over $1,000 of Villeroy & Boch product will receive a Piemont 24 piece 18/10 stainless steel cutlery set valued at $495. Modern, restrained and elegant, Piemont is designed to complement contemporary table settings.Gifts are simply redeemed via a form returned to Villeroy & Boch. Couples are then invited to visit a David Jones store to collect their distinctive gift.This exclusive offer is available until January 31, 2012.For further information contact Villeroy & Boch on 1800 252 770 or visit any David Jones bridal registry.Media enquiries: Simone Esamie or Kristine Snell, Write Away Communication + Events, Ph 02 9978 1400 or email simone@writeaway.com.au, kristine@writeaway.com.au The new ‘in’ crowd has arrived with Villeroy & Boch Caffè Club 2011-03-24T06:30:18Z the-new-in-crowd-has-arrived-with-villeroy-amp-boch-caffe-club Whether it’s a latte, macchiato, espresso or cappuccino, drinking coffee is a daily ritual for many. Caff Club fuses the art of making a perfect cup with those brief moments of pure coffee-drinking pleasure, making an ideal partner for the home espresso machine.A practical set of basics, the new collection features elegant shapes with five different cup sizes and three saucer sizes. Perfect for mixing and matching, each piece is available in white, caramel or berry, with a choice of bold block colours, sophisticated detailing and unique floral patterns.A thoughtful gift for any coffee connoisseur, Caff Club ensures the quality ‘little luxuries’ in life are truly appreciated.Villeroy & Boch’s Caff Club collection is available from selected department stores and The House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood, NSW and Glenside, SA. It can also be purchased online from Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/. RRP from $11.95.Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.comMedia enquiries: Simone Esamie or Kristine Snell at Write Away Communication + Events, Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email: simone@writeaway.com.au; kristine@writeaway.com.au 2011: the year of bold colours and patterns 2011-02-15T22:52:32Z 2011-the-year-of-bold-colours-and-patterns When it comes to creating atmospheric table settings in 2011, Fesq predicts that bold colours and patterns will share a more balanced stage with white tableware.“Rich colour is returning to tableware, whether it is splashed across an entire range or represented in a single statement piece. Rustic reds and brilliant blues will feature strongly this year, providing home entertainers with a colourful accent to their culinary creations. Many European chefs use colour to enhance the food they serve and we encourage more people to embrace this approach to tableware.”Villeroy & Boch’s Samarkand Classic Buffet Plates are a lively way to add colour to the table, with four vibrant plate designs. The pieces inject a sense of occasion and drama to single-tone settings. Fesq also believes that strong patterns will prevail. “Traditional and modern patterns will be everywhere in 2011, from botanical themes to abstract shapes and swirls.” Villeroy & Boch’s Althea Nova china is the perfect example of a pattern inspired by nature, with beautifully detailed drawings of herbs that weave across each piece.Modern Grace Grey has its own distinctive character that reflects the spirit of the late 60s, blending geometric shapes and art deco patterns. “For those who prefer classic white tableware, the choice of new season stemware and cutlery can make its own statement. From Villeroy & Boch’s Modern Grace glassware with a gemstone effect at the top of the stem, to the hammer-stroke surface of its Blacksmith cutlery, the choices will be endless.” Villeroy & Boch products are available from selected department stores and can also be purchased online from Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.com Media enquiries: Kristine Snell or Simone Esamie at Write Away Communication + Events, Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email:kristine@writeaway.com.au; simone@writeaway.com.au Modern Grace brings urban purism to the table 2011-01-27T05:17:38Z modern-grace-brings-urban-purism-to-the-table Offering a versatile range of shapes, the quality and perfection of Modern Grace adheres to the motto ‘simplicity is the essence of design’ - a current trend being seen in today's homes and restaurants.Made from bone china, this highly refined range conveys a lightness thanks to the interaction of the varying shapes, which include squares, rectangles, ellipses, circles and cylinders. Opening up innovative new ways to present and serve different dishes, the collection brings an effortless, timeless feel to the table.Modern Grace Grey adds another dimension to the collection, with a distinctive character that reflects the spirit of the late 60s. Stimulated by geometric shapes and art deco patterns, each piece has been given an individual design. Hues range from cool metallic tones to bold, solid colour with matt and sheen finishes adding further depth.Long-stemmed Modern Grace crystal glassware is the perfect accompaniment to this elegant range. Each glass features a gemstone effect at the top of the stem, making the glasses glisten brilliantly. Luxuriously curved Modern Grace cutlery provides added polish to the table and is designed to sit comfortably in the hand.Villeroy & Boch’s Modern Grace range is available from selected department stores and The House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood (NSW) and Glenside (SA). It can also be purchased online from Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/. RRP from $19.95.Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.comMedia enquiries: Juliet Fisher or Kristine Snell at Write Away Communication + Events Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email: juliet@writeaway.com.au; kristine@writeaway.com.au New glassware perfects the enjoyment of fine whisky 2010-12-09T07:20:09Z new-glassware-perfects-the-enjoyment-of-fine-whisky Whether drinking a single malt, blended scotch or bourbon, Villeroy & Boch has created the perfectly matched glassware to bring maximum enjoyment.The two premium lines, Scotch Whisky and American Bar, take into account the different characters of European and American whiskies and the varying rituals involved in their enjoyment. Each clear, crystal glass is hand-blown and carefully crafted to ensure the whisky’s features can be appreciated prior to drinking.The Scotch Whisky range is intended for particularly fine whiskies, incorporating glasses and carafes with a classic design, in a variety of shapes and sizes. For single malts and grains, a glass with a wide belly and narrow mouth ensures that the full whisky aroma unfolds perfectly. For blended scotch, a straight, cylindrical shape has been developed to concentrate the various aromas of the drink.The more modern American Bar range includes strikingly tall shapes that flair all the way out to the mouth, allowing ice cubes to be easily added for long drinks and cocktails. The glassware is complemented with a matching ice bucket - an ideal gift for the whisky lover.Villeroy & Boch’s American Bar and Scotch Whisky ranges are available from selected department stores and The House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood (NSW) and Glenside (SA). They can also be purchased online from Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/. RRP from $36.95.Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.comMedia enquiries: Juliet Fisher or Kristine Snell at Write Away Communication + Events, Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email: juliet@writeaway.com.au; kristine@writeaway.com.au Create Christmas cheer for the table 2010-12-07T07:11:17Z create-christmas-cheer-for-the-table Nostalgic pieces that reflect a traditional Christmas teamed with modern tableware and cutlery will bring a distinctive Australian style to the table.Feature colours are perfect to accent crisp white tableware, adding layers of texture and vibrancy to the table and encouraging the idea of mixing and matching. Items such as Villeroy & Boch’s Classic Buffet Plates will infuse bold hues and can either be used minimally as statement pieces or to marry colour with each white piece throughout the setting.Villeroy & Boch’s Toy’s Fantasy and Toy’s Delight ranges are also ideal to add a festive flavour to the table. Perfect for Christmas cake, pastries and nibbles, mix and match these unique traditional Christmas bowls and serving plates, designed to resemble paper plates, with modern tableware to create a lively table.Gone are the days of cutlery being chosen to simply complement a setting. Today, cutlery makes its own statement with featured handles and unusual shapes ensuring it is as much a focal point of the table. Villeroy & Boch has a number of new cutlery ranges making an impact this Christmas, whether it is the bold stainless steel of Blacksmith, delicate detailing of Arpeggio or unique patterning of Meadows.To add that final touch to the table, the Nostalgic Light range and Bakery Decoration X-mas trees will set the mood and are the perfect centrepiece this Christmas. Creating a magical glow, these decorative pieces with candles will have every guest feeling festive.Villeroy & Boch products are available from selected department stores and The House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood (NSW) and Glenside (SA). They can also be purchased online from Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/.Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.comMedia enquiries: Juliet Fisher or Kristine Snell at Write Away Communication + EventsPh: 02 9978 1400 or email: juliet@writeaway.com.au, kristine@writeaway.com.au Blacksmith to steel the show 2010-11-25T07:18:05Z blacksmith-to-steel-the-show Conveying strength and simplicity, the Blacksmith cutlery range’s minimalist and unique shaping allows the focus to fall on the hammer-stroke surface of the handles. The clean design and natural structures of the solid stainless steel pieces perfectly complements the authentic shapes of the broad prongs, blades and deep spoons, underscoring the handcrafted nature of the range.Whether it has to be simple, traditional or elegant, Blacksmith gives any table-setting an easy-going, modern homeliness. The cutlery can be teamed with Villeroy & Boch’s Urban Nature or New Cottage to reinforce the country touch, or to create a bold contrast with modern designs such as Flow or NewWave.Dishwasher safe, the polished Villeroy & Boch Blacksmith collection is available as a 24 piece boxed set from selected department stores and The House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood (NSW) and Glenside (SA). It can also be purchased online from Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/. RRP $525.Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.comMedia enquiries: Juliet Fisher or Kristine Snell at Write Away Communication + Events, Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email: juliet@writeaway.com.au; kristine@writeaway.com.au Villeroy & Boch expands Urban Nature range to offer further versatility 2010-11-11T06:49:57Z villeroy-amp-boch-expands-urban-nature-range-to-offer-further-versatility With a Tea & Cocoa theme, the new pieces rejuvenate the original collection and offer increased versatility for serving warm drinks and desserts. Included in the range is a teapot designed for two with matching tea cup and saucer; an individual plate ideal for delicious pastries; and a milk jug and sugar bowl with which a little wooden tray is also available. A number of sets, created within the range, make the perfect gift for someone special.Made from premium porcelain, the Urban Nature range is both dishwasher and microwave safe. Urban Nature Basics glassware and Home Decoration accessories can be used to bring a further aspect to the table. The crystal glassware includes white and red wine goblets, water goblets, champagne flute and decanter. The Home Decoration pieces encompass vases, hurricane lamps and bowls.Villeroy & Boch’s Urban Nature collection is available from selected department stores and The House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood (NSW) and Glenside (SA). It can also be purchased online from Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/. RRP from $19.95.Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.comMedia enquiries: Juliet Fisher or Kristine Snell at Write Away Communication + Events, Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email: juliet@writeaway.com.au; kristine@writeaway.com.au Althea Nova lights up the table with botanical scenes 2010-10-07T08:01:04Z althea-nova-lights-up-the-table-with-botanical-scenes Fresh and vibrant, the pieces can be harmoniously combined to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for mealtimes.The traditional, country-style shape of Althea Nova is simple and elegant and provides the perfect canvas for the range’s colourful botanical drawings. Depicting a variety of herbs including coriander, sage and lovage,each captioned with its Latin name, Althea Nova lights up the table with its captivating design.The collection offers two different finishes, ideal for creating individual table settings. The first shows finely drawn herbs shaded using watercolour paints to generate a sense of depth. The second portrays detailed close-ups of the herbs in heavier shades, appearing as though being observed through a magnifying glass. The combination of the two designs brings striking changes in perspective for a dramatic effect.Althea Nova is made from premium porcelain that is both microwave and dishwasher safe. The range encompasses bread, salad and dinner plates as well as serving dishes, platters, bowls, mugs, a teapot and cups. Villeroy & Boch’s New Cottage cutlery and green stemmed glasses provide the perfect accompaniment to the range.Villeroy & Boch’s Althea Nova range is available from selected department stores and The House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood (NSW) and Glenside (SA). It can also be purchased online from Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/ RRP from $19.95.Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.com Arpeggio strikes a harmonious chord 2010-09-16T07:54:59Z arpeggio-strikes-a-harmonious-chord Arpeggio’s polished stainless-steel design features engraved linear detailing and the knife has been given a hollow grip handle to provide the perfect balance. The beautiful cutlery exudes tradition and refinement while at the same time conveying a modern minimalism. The slim silhouette, sleek curves and clean contours result in a distinct cutlery range that complements both classic and modern tableware, providing versatility for every occasion. In particular, Arpeggio perfectly harmonises with Villeroy & Boch’s new White Lace collection.Dishwasher safe, Arpeggio offers dinner and dessert pieces and is available as a 24 piece set.Villeroy & Boch’s Arpeggio cutlery range is available from selected department stores and The House of Villeroy & Boch, Chatswood (NSW) and Glenside (SA). It can also be purchased online from Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/. RRP $580.Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.comMedia enquiries:Juliet Fisher or Kristine Snell at Write Away Communication + Events,Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email: juliet@writeaway.com.au; kristine@writeaway.com.au Villeroy & Boch reinvigorates the online shopping experience 2010-09-16T00:03:10Z villeroy-amp-boch-reinvigorates-the-online-shopping-experience The e-Shop is the perfect destination for perusing the latest Villeroy & Boch tableware, as well as a variety of the company’s long-established collections. A sophisticated zoom functionand 360 viewing capability combine to make the online shopping experience as true-to-life as possible.With a wealth of tips and suggestions for creating the ultimate table setting at home, the e-Shop is also a source of inspiration for gift buyers. Encompassing an array of classic, country and modern designs, the rejuvenated Villeroy & Boch e-Shop is a homeware lover’s haven for around-the-clock shopping.Villeroy & Boch’s e-Shop can be found at: http://eshop.villeroy-boch.com/au/Consumer enquiries: 1800 252 770 or visit www.villeroy-boch.comMedia enquiries:Juliet Fisher or Kristine Snell at Write Away Communication + Events,Ph: 02 9978 1400 or email: juliet@writeaway.com.au; kristine@writeaway.com.au