Thomas Loft Dinner Sets

by : Sanjeevkumar

Eating at Keller is one of the best dining experiences in the world, but is certainly not an everyday one. For the sake of your wallet and your waistline, your best bet is to save a trip out to Napa for special occasions and try to recreate the experience at home with Thomas Keller's line of dinnerware. You can cook up your own gourmet meals, perhaps with the help of the French Laundry Cookbook, or simply add a few presentation points to your favorite chicken and rice dish. The collection was designed by Keller with Bertrand Raynaud, the president of the Raynaud porcelain company, which produces the all-white table and dinnerware. It is named after Fernand Point, certainly one of the most famous and influential French restaurateurs/chefs of the past century. The whole collection, from classic plates to cups and saucers, is available at Gumps. Each piece is beautifully simple, suitable for both casual and formal occasions.

Getting their decorative style from shape rather than from applied decoration, these white porcelain bowls and covers draw the eye to the delicious foods served in them. The deep, round-sided bowls suit soups, pastas and stews; the lids (sold separately) keep foods warm before serving. Keller, owner of Napa Valley's French Laundry and Bouchon and Manhattan's Per Se, designed the collection in collaboration with Bertrand Raynaud, president of the Raynaud porcelain company, and named it after Fernand Point, a revered French restaurateur and the father of nouvelle cuisine. The celebrated Thomas Company crafts Point in Limoges, the source of fine European porcelain since 1768. Made in France. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Also available at Gump's San Francisco. This is a functional and modern collection with an abundant theme of forms - round, square, rectangle and oval. This style was designed for connoisseurs who put great emphasis on food presentation.

The Thomas Kinkade Company is expanding the Thomas Kinkade lifestyle brand with the signing of two new licensees, Spode and Franco Manufacturing. The signing of Spode and Franco is part of the Company's directed strategic plan to partner with new licensees in the home category. Thomas Kinkade collections will be showcased by Spode and Franco during their April Market Introductions and are planned to be available at retail in the third quarter of 2005. Spode will create Kinkade branded dinnerware, serveware and giftware, and Franco will create a line of fashion bedding. The shape is representative of their innovative design approach. The core design elements are the circle & triangle, which can be combined in innumerable variations. The black & triangle motifs are graphic & very much in style with the Pop Art revival.

A Thomas Kinkade by Spode co-branded collection of dinnerware, serveware and giftware will be designed and produced by Spode. Three themed collections of dinnerware and giftware product are to be introduced in the first year within specialty store channels, and a collection of limited edition home decor pieces will be offered at Thomas Kinkade Signature and Showcase galleries. Spode is England's oldest pottery company. Spode craftsmen have been designing and manufacturing some of the finest ceramics for over 200 years. This Company will create a comprehensive line of Thomas Kinkade branded fashion bedding. Franco is developing three lifestyle collections of bedding under the themes of Cabins, Cottages and Citiscapes inspired by Thom's paintings and message of home, comfort, tradition and family. Franco is a family owned business and was founded in 1952. According to Home Textiles Today, Franco is ranked as one of the nation's ten largest home textile suppliers. Please purchase on online