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Steelite International Doubles Rene Ozorio Designer Tableware Range

29 February 2008

Following exceptional customer demand, leading supplier of tableware, cutlery and stemware Steelite International, has doubled its Rene Ozorio Aura tableware collection. Steelite International has introduced two new ranges – Sushi and Oriental – and a vast number of additional Aura tableware items.

Exclusive to Steelite International, the company now stocks over 100 different lines of Aura tableware. The Rene Ozorio Aura collection has been created by Rene Ozorio himself – one of the foremost foodservice product designers. All the products have been developed to meet the demands of modern food presentation and provide a collection of flatware and hollowware that combines contemporary design with classic, practical features.

The new Sushi range has been developed to complement petite sushi portions and provide a stylish, contemporary platter on which to create stunning food presentations. The range comprises four square and rectangular dishes, each with gentle curving edges and an almost bamboo-like, embossed linear pattern.

Rene Ozorio's new Oriental products combine curvaceous shapes with delicate line detail to create a stunning selection of flatware and service items. The range has been developed with great attention to detail, including covered bowls with lids that emulate classic oriental forms. In addition to serving platters, plates and bowls, Oriental also includes a selection of chop stick and spoon rests, sauce dishes and snack bowls, plus an Eastern style soy sauce or vinegar pot.

All the new pieces have been developed to draw on cultures and personal memories to create an inspirational dining experience. Rene Ozorio explains: "Today we have access to images, sensations and cultures which enrich our lives. I want the pieces I design to convey subliminal emotional messages – a bowl that reminds us of the orient or a cup that reminds us of the comfort of an early morning coffee. These are all split-second sensations, which add layers and meaning to our dining experience."

"We are delighted to introduce these new ranges and products from Rene Ozorio," said Nigel Tolley, Steelite International's Portfolio Business Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa. "Customer demand and feedback on the existing Rene Ozorio range has been phenomenal so we are sure that the new pieces and the innovative Sushi and Oriental collections will be extremely well received."