Celebrating excellence in tabletop

Following the success of the last three editions of the Tableware International Awards of Excellence, industry publication Tableware International launches the fourth edition, for 2021, to recognise the products and people that make this industry so successful.

Now more than ever, these awards take on great significance. The past year has proven to be a challenging one, which could not have been predicted. Yet the industry has resolutely stood strong, and we want to honour and celebrate those global companies who continue to design and deliver quality, innovative products.

Like previous years, the Awards will cast a spotlight on innovation and design excellence, honouring tableware that is functional, beautiful, original and tells a story.

Tabletop manufacturers, companies and suppliers are invited to enter their products and collections into the Awards 2021, which comprises 15 categories covering the complete tabletop make-up. Entries are open from now until February 12th 2021. We are debuting two new awards including 2021 Designer of the Year and the Innovation Award. For Designer of the Year – we want you, the tableware industry, to nominate the faces behind the collections – the people who actually design the pieces we love so much.

Similarly, the Innovation category is for collections which have something unique, extraordinary, different about them – it could be the techniques used in production, the materials used, the design – anything which is innovative and different.

The coveted Lifetime Achievement Award is also back, honouring those who have dedicated their life to tableware – it is open to all who have made their career in the industry and who passionately advocate for it.


Join us in celebrating the best the tabletop world has to offer!


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About Tableware International
Starting its life 130 years ago as The Pottery Gazette in Stoke-on-Trent, today Tableware International is still the only truly international trade magazine that serves the tableware industry worldwide across all segments.

Published by Lema Publishing Ltd, which delivers retail-focused B2B magazines including Kitchenware International, Gifts Today, Toys'n'Playthings, Greetings Today and Licensing Today Worldwide, Tableware International currently publishes seven times a year.
Tableware International has a quality distribution of 15.054 magazines to the world's foremost retailers and retail buyers, as well as HoReCa buyers in 96 countries, in addition to manufacturers, importers and distributors, and is distributed at all relevant tabletop trade shows.


The publication is focused on bringing together a mix of industry news, exhibition updates and new product, supported by in-depth category and segment features, trend analysis and trade show previews, plus interviews with global retailers and tabletop manufacturers.

While the Tableware International Directory, published annually in November, is the Go To Guide with it’s a to Z listings of factories, manufacturers, companies and brands in tabletop.


In addition to the print publication, Tableware International delivers a daily newsletter featuring the most up-to-date news and offers a vital online presence with www.tablewareinternational.com, as well as regular news and product launch updates on its social media platforms – Facebook / Twitter and Instagram.