HBL Retail: Picnicware

Friday, 6 May 2011


With Britain basking in a heatwave for much of April and good weather due to set in all over the northern hemisphere next month, WGSN-homebuildlife takes the opportunity to explore current trends in picnicware - from boxes and hampers to tumblers, plates and cutlery.

House of Fraser

Modern favourites continue to be melamine and acrylic, which are lightweight and hardwearing. Bamboo - a relatively new favourite material in the outdoor scene - is preferred by the eco-conscious; while retro-style pieces made of enamel are ideal for more robust outings, such as camping.

Studio Clip

Conservative transparent styles are well-liked for sophisticated outdoor dining, while coloured transparents and opaques in lively colourways are favoured for contemporary casual dining. On the other hand, cost and short-term convenience make disposable cutlery attractive to consumers.

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