CARLSTADT, N.J. and NEW YORK - November 1, 2004 - Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the availability of Palette Plates, a pattern of American–made, fine china dishes and glassware exclusive to Fishs Eddy, purveyors of sturdy–ware. The tabletop collection, the result of a licensing agreement between the two parties, extends the PANTONE UNIVERSE brand of design–driven consumer goods into the home.
Inspired by vintage traveling salesmen’s samples from the Fishs Eddy archive, the items are silkscreened with a pattern resembling the iconic PANTONE Color Chip, complete with color name and PANTONE Number, in palettes developed by Pantone’s team of color consultants.
"We are thrilled to introduce this tabletop collection bursting with vivid color," enthused Julie Gaines, co-founder of Fishs Eddy. "The Palette Plates pattern is the perfect addition to our other designer tabletop collections, which have both been wildly successful. We’re tickled PANTONE 16-1620 Tea Rose Pink about this!"
"Fishs Eddy provides us with an innovative avenue to bring Pantone into the home and build visibility among consumers," said Lisa Herbert, executive vice president of home and fashion at Pantone. "With PANTONE UNIVERSE, we can now extend Pantone’s color and trend expertise beyond the design professional and into products the consumer can enjoy. The Palette Plates collection is the first in a series of home products that Pantone will introduce in the coming months and years under the PANTONE UNIVERSE brand."
The open stock group includes a dinner plate (MSRP $32), salad plate ($18), soup bowl ($22), mug ($14) and beverage glass ($6.50), and is available in four colorways: "Skyway" (blues, yellows and pinks), "Opaline" (greens, blues and yellows), "Sahara" (browns, tans and pinks), and "Regatta" (blues and greens).
The dishes are manufactured by Syracuse China Co. in Royal Rideau, a mixture of the finest clays from America and England, boasting the most durable glaze in the industry and extreme strength.
The PANTONE UNIVERSE Palette Plates collection will be available exclusively at all Fishs Eddy stores, as well as online at www.fishseddy.com.
About Pantone, Inc.
Pantone, Inc., developer of the globally accepted PANTONE Color Systems, is the leading source of traditional and electronic products for the selection and accurate communication of color. With over 40 years of experience, Pantone is recognized as the worldwide market leader in color communication and color technology for the graphic design, printing, publishing, textile and plastics industries. More information is available at www.pantone.com and www.pantoneuniverse.com.
About Fishs Eddy
Named for a small trout-fishing town in Upstate New York, Fishs Eddy was founded over 16 years ago. American-made, commercial-quality dishes and glassware in endless stacks and barrels have made Fishs Eddy a landmark destination for those in search of the unfamiliar, a little adventure and a place to connect. Its wares are nostalgic and contemporary, very durable and very real. More information is available at www.fishseddy.com.