Dig through your kitchen cabinets and you’re sure to find at least some Gibson dinnerware nestled there. Among the top-selling companies of everyday dish ware, Gibson is found in kitchen cabinets ranging from the newlywed to the retired.
Recently, Gibson dinnerware introduced square plates, a trend that is taking the dinnerware industry by storm. Influenced by an Asian-fusion look, square plates are found in many styles of dinnerware and are produced by many manufacturers. Gibson dinnerware began adding square plates to more and more of its dinnerware lineup and its leaders predict more is to come.
Victoria Amado, Gibson dinnerware’s director of design and merchandising, was recently quoted saying that within a year, at least 25 to 30 percent of the company’s dinnerware line will include square plates.
Although many of Gibson dinnerware designs are popular styles and themes, Gibson has branched out in recent years and introduced more contemporary and sleek designs. Take the Transcend dinnerware for example. This mustard-colored dinnerware is stoneware and made with a reactive glaze that reduces the risk of chipping.
There’s the Gibson dinnerware Radiant Orange grouping, which features intense orange color balanced by a darker burnished background that gives the dinnerware a Tuscan feel.
Not so subtle and more suited to a bright, sunny kitchen, there’s the Gibson dinnerware Aspire grouping. This dinnerware features bright yellow, blue and orange circles within the round plates that is sure to bring brightness to the dinner table.
If you shop for a set of Christmas dishes, they will often be made by Gibson dinnerware. There are a variety of looks and themes available. For Christmas 2005, one of the popular sets was called Holiday Gold. This dinnerware is more formal than many Gibson patterns, featuring gold-rimmed cups and plates with a border of holly sprigs.
While the Holiday Gold Gibson dinnerware would be perfect for a formal Christmas dinner table, there are more casual Christmas themes to choose from. These themes might include snowmen, Santa and Christmas trees. Some collectors like to have several sets on hand to set their table depending on their mood or holiday occasion.