International Judging Panel

Our prestigious panel of judges are truly international and are made up of the best buyers, retailers and experts in the tabletop industry

Amara

Sam Hood, founder and creative director of Amara, a leader in the online luxury interiors market working with some of the biggest names in tableware. www.amara.com

Dom Farfora
Elena Sokolova, commercial director and buyer, Dom Farfora, eight multi-brand retail stores across Russia and Russian distributor of nine global tableware brands. www.domfarfora.ru

Wayfair EU

Franziska Lichtwardt, Tabletop Category, Wayfair EU, a global leading online retailer in homeware

 

Debenhams, UK
Claire Brown, Cook & Dine Buyer at UK and international chain of department stores, Debenhams

 

TableArt US
Walter Lowry, owner, TableArt, a premier destination for luxury tableware in Los Angeles

 

T is for Table
Michele Trzuskowski, owner of independent luxury tabletop boutique T is for Table, which has stores in Florida and Colorado
 

The Studio of Tableware, New Zealand
Jocelyn Wilson, owner of this long-established and successful independent luxury tableware store in Auckland

 
John Lewis
Elaine Hooper, buyer, tabletop, John Lewis Elaine buys tableware for 46 of the John Lewis doors across the UK, representing the UK’s largest market share within the China category, plus Branded and Own Brand. www.johnlewis.com
 
Rustan’s Department Store
Cecilia P. Hermoso, home division manager and Kara Francesca L. Honculada, merchandising manager, of Rustan’s, the leading luxury department store in the Philippines. The home department offers the best tabletop brands globally. www.rustans.com.ph

Parousiasi
Mary Sarafidis, managing director of Parousiasi, a chain of 45 luxury tabletop and giftware stores in Greece, offering more than 40 international tableware brands. www.parousiasi.gr
 
The Wedding Shop
Yasmin Rudnicka, head of buying, The Wedding Shop, the UK’s longest established independent gift list provider, with some 350 leading luxury and boutique brands, and four UK showrooms. www.weddingshop.com
 

William Ashley
Jackie Chiesa, president, William Ashley, a store in Toronto, Canada, that has been setting and accessorising tables for 70 years and is opening a new flagship store in Fall 2017. Jackie is renowned for her three decades of tabletop expertise. www.williamashley.com
 

William & Son
Lucy Asprey, director of homeware, William & Son, a London emporium filled with luxurious and refined items, including exclusive glassware and intricately crafted porcelain.
www.williamandson.com
 

Goodfellow & Goodfellow
Valda Goodfellow, owner and MD, Goodfellow & Goodfellow, distributors of tableware to the UK hospitality sector with exclusive access to some of the world’s best tableware brands for the UK. www.goodf.co.uk
 

Glancy Fawcett
Kevin Glancy, business development director, Glancy Fawcett, a company that’s been supplying the finest tableware to the world’s most luxurious superyachts, private aircrafts and luxury residences for 30 years.
www.glancyfawcett.com
 

Hutter Group
Hermann Hutter, owner of Hutter Group, which has eight housewares and gifts stores in Germany. Hermann is also VP for the German Retail Organisation and VP of the national retail organisation for glass, porcelain and housewares

 

Donna Ferrari

Donna Ferrari, leading journalist and photo stylist and contributing columnist to Tableware International, Donna has reported on the tabletop industry for more than 35 years.


Lewis Wark
Martyn Lewis, co-owner of Lewis Wark, UK distributor of 14 of the finest luxury tableware and giftware brands in the UK. www.lewiswark.com

 

Hugh Biber, US
Hugh Biber is a renowned international product designer, strategic brand builder and creative team leader with expertise in tableware and retail
 

Billy Lloyd, UK
London-based potter and designer, Billy Lloyd has recently become creative director of Monno Design
 

Brigitte Moulinier, France
Brigitte is a French tabletop designer and illustrator

 
Jorge Perez
Jorge Perez, Cuban American designer, on-air TV personality and wedding industry icon, Jorge has spent many years enveloped in luxury tabletop and fashion design.
 

Studio Levien
Robin Levien, co-owner of Studio Levien, which specialises in domestic products, designing tableware, cutlery and glass for clients worldwide. www.studiolevien.com
 

Nick Holland Design
Nick Holland, creative director and CEO of product design consultancy Nick Holland Design.
www.nickhollanddesign.com


The Corning Museum of Glass

Meghan D. Bunnell, buyer for tabletop, luxury brands and art glass products, The Shops, 18,000 sq-ft of shopping at The Corning Museum of Glass. www.cmog.org