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Kitchenware News March 2020

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News.....................................3 Ad Index.............................23 Cont. on page 11 Dishique Boutique Offers Sophisticated Whimsy The Inspired Home Show 2020, the newest iteration of the show formerly known as the International Home + Housewares Show, will be held March 14-17 at Chicago's McCormick Place Complex, and will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors f rom around the world, including 400 new companies exhibiting for the first time. More than 52,000 total attendees, including buyers f rom 130 countries, are expected. In line with the new, more consumer lifestyle-focus of the event, The Inspired Home Show has reimagined its display areas to better align with the needs of retailers seeking to meet the emerging needs of their customers. By creating new experiential and display areas, and enhancing those that already exist, the International Housewares Association plans to shine a spotlight on new products BY LORRIE BAUMANN Megan Steffen's Dishique Boutique offers a curated collection of tabletop and gifts, porcelain platters, sandstone coasters, bar towels and holiday ornaments that includes a range of products themed around cities and states across the country that are perfect for tailgating and sporting events as well as at- home entertaining for any other occasion. Dishique's porcelain service pieces that call out notable attractions of a particular city or state in a format that mimics the Periodic Table of the Elements has been a best-selling line since the company's inception. "Year after year, it still stands, so it's kind of fun," Steffen said. She founded Dishique in 2011, pursuing the creation of ceramics decorated with decal art that's fired into the item's surface as a hobby while she was working full-time as a product designer Cont. on page 14 The Inspired Home Show Plans to Amaze KITCHENWARE NEWS & Housewares Review Vol. 26 • Issue 2 March 2020 • $7.00 Mary Moore Demonstrates Kitchenware See page 10 Upcycled Treasures from Koru Street See page 8 www.kitchenwarenews.com

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