I love a family owned business. Maybe it’s because KKDL is family owned. Or maybe it’s because I was raised at Ralph Lauren Home Collection, owned by Sacramento’s Anapolsky family. Or even because I am somehow wonderfully “adopted” by the Cosentino family in Spain. Either way, to meet the people behind a major brand is always a treat.
While spending time at the Ambiente Faire in Frankfurt, I can tell you one of the trip’s most memorable highlights included dining with and interviewing the multi-generations of the tabletop giant, Villeroy + Boch.
That evening began by touring Villeroy + Boch’s beautifully outfitted booth over signature cocktails. The tour featured Villeroy + Boch’s latest collections at a variety of price points.
The For Me Collection is the most affordable and comes in a box set. It is considered a modern country collection that can feather into other more decorative patterns.
The Floreana Collection is a fresh floral collection that has a classic feel yet can be mixed with modern pieces to create a younger vibe.
The Artesano Procencial Lavender collection features sprigs of lavender and the color of the year, Marsala. When paired with reclaimed wood and lavender plants it feels as though you may be in the French countryside.
Ultimate BBQ collection is just that, and my favorite one in the bunch. It meets all the needs of outdoor entertaining with the classic aesthetic that fits every function.
Moving on to dinner, we were happily surprised to arrive at Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy. Villeroy + Boch knew how to set the stage with its monochromatic table design and historic backdrop. What a pleasure it was to share food and conversation with the 9th and 10th generation Villeroy and Boch family members and their talented team!
In May 2015, I look forward to taking you on the detailed tour of the Villeroy + Boch’s product line via Ambiente Faire’s blog. Stay tuned!