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Winter Collage 2016 – Welcome to the Christmas Market

Press Release   •   Feb 10, 2016 09:00 GMT

Villeroy & Boch's Winter Collage collection has enjoyed repeated extensions and great success for many years. In 2016 Winter Collage takes the nostalgic Christmas market as its theme. A new look has therefore been developed for selected articles and décors from the collection – ranging from atmospheric ceramic lighting and decorative objects, to traditional Christmas tree decorations, to festive tableware.

Nostalgic Christmas Market: A return to the past

The complete new line Nostalgic Christmas Market provides objects and scenes of figurines suitable for creating a beautiful little Christmas market: market stands selling gingerbread, toys, Christmas decorations and mulled wine; a chestnut-seller whose oven resembles a train engine; and a children's choir. Father Christmas accompanied by his sleigh and distributing presents, and a decorated Christmas tree are, of course, also absolute musts.

Christmas Balls: Hidden joy

The Christmas Balls line comprising four different baubles is also new in 2016. The two halves of each bauble are held together with magnets so that the hollow interior provides a hiding place for small surprises. Delightful little gifts like jewellery or chocolates can be quickly "wrapped up" in the baubles, which can afterwards adorn the Christmas tree. If you have several baubles then you can exchange and combine the various halves of the baubles as desired, as they all match one another. There is a choice of motifs: Father Christmas, bells, holly and a bow.

Christmas Toys: Little treats that catch the eye

The Christmas Toys Memory line offers decorative articles that have been produced with a loving eye for detail. New for 2016 are the Christmas pyramids, made of porcelain, and two advent calendars designed either as a sledge or with motifs from the Christmas market.

In the Christmas Toys line there are new scenes of figurines and wrapped-up presents, some of which are music boxes and play well-known songs like "Jingle Bells" or "Santa Claus is coming to town". The motifs are inspired by Christmas markets, for instance by typical specialities like gingerbread or handmade wooden figures and nutcrackers. Classical Christmas melodies are played by the mini music boxes from Nostalgic Melody, now available as a Christmas tree, a hat with Santa, a gift box with Santa, and a sleigh with Santa.

Christmas Light and Nostalgic Light: enchanting illuminations

The elaborately decorative lighting objects from Christmas Light and Nostalgic Light provide charming lighting effects. New here are a storm lantern formed like a boot, a bauble, a star with a bow, and a gift bag, as well as tea lights that delicately illuminate an angel, Father Christmas, a snowman and a nutcracker.

My Christmas Tree and Nostalgic Elements: beloved tree decorations

Traditional tree decorations are provided by the lines My Christmas Tree and Nostalgic Ornaments. New for 2016 are three little trios of bells, boots and snowmen, joined by two bells in red and green and a Ferris-wheel carriage housing a teddy or Father Christmas. There are also sets of three ornaments featuring nutcrackers, Father Christmases, boots and gingerbread shapes.

Winter Collage: Festive table decorations

Anyone looking for seasonal products for table-settings will find what they want in the Winter Collage collection. The Toy’s Delight line comprises festive crockery items decorated with fine scattered motifs. There are new oval serving platters with a striking red rim. The little tray stand and the two small, footed cake platters are perfect for biscuits, muffins or mince-pies.

Toy’s Fantasy features dishes in the classic Villeroy & Boch paper-plate form, and is now being extended to include new décors and a new oval shape that resembles the containers in which French fries are served at Christmas markets. The highlights here are the large rectangular platter displaying a sleigh motif and the large plate for baked treats that shows a Christmas market with a Ferris wheel. Also new are the round and square dishes available in two different sizes, and two little footed dishes decorated with gingerbread motifs. The stars of the 2016 novelties are the jumbo mug, showing Santa distributing presents, and a cup shaped like a typical Santa boot, like those often found at Christmas markets. The new vases designed to resemble gift bags also have the potential to catch the eye, particularly thanks to the real carrying loops.

Annual Christmas Edition 2016: a new look every year

The limited Annual Christmas Edition 2016, only available in the year of edition, includes a small year bowl, a year mug, and a bell and a bauble that can be hung up. All the items display Christmas market motifs and feature a gold stamp on the base. There is also a New Year angel. The articles are packed in high-quality boxes and make perfect gifts.

Villeroy & Boch:

Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.

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