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Posts from the ‘Villeroy & Boch’ Category

Villeroy Boch Izmir

This bold and striking Middle Eastern influenced pattern with its lovely stylised floral elements and gorgeous blues and turquoise is Villeroy & Boch’s “Izmir”. It was produced between 1973-1975.

I have been unable to find who designed the pattern, but the design is on the “Milano” shapes, designed by Ludwig Scherer. This series of elegant, uncomplicated forms were used for a number of designs by Villeroy Boch between the 1960s -1990s including “Scarlett”, “Cadiz”, “Granada” and or course “Acapulco” and more.

Villeroy Boch Izmir

Villeroy Boch Izmir

Villeroy Boch Izmir

Villeroy Boch Izmir

Villeroy Boch Izmir

Villeroy Boch Izmir – Image via Scandiwegians Etsy

 Villeroy Boch Izmir

Villeroy Boch Izmir – Image via NordicVintageNL Etsy

Interestingly there was a re-iteration of the design which was produced by Villeroy & Boch 1994-2002.

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Villeroy Boch Acapulco

Villeroy Boch Acapulco

“Acapulco” released by Villeroy & Boch in 1967  is one the brightest and most colourful dinnerware patterns of the 20th Century, and is still highly popular on the secondary market. The design was in production until 1994.

It inspired many look alike designs by other companies riding on its popularity.

This colourful and now iconic design was created by Christiane Reuter – said to be inspired by paintings she saw on a visit to Mexico.

Villeroy Boch Acapulco Platter

Large Villeroy Boch Acapulco Platter

Acapulco Casserole

Acapulco Casserole

The body or forms the design is on is called “Milano” , designed by Ludwig Scherer, and these forms were used for a number of designs by Villeroy Boch between the 1960s -1990s including “Scarlett”, “Cadiz” and “Granada”. “Scarlett” was designed by Reuter, but I can not find a list of other designs she produced for V&B during this period.

Acapulco Trio

Acapulco Trio

Acapulco Casserole Detail

Acapulco Casserole Detail

Acapulco Setting at an Auction

Acapulco Setting at an Auction

Villeroy Boch, Acapulco Teapot

Villeroy Boch, Acapulco Teapot

Acapulco Egg Cups

Acapulco Egg Cups

The blue backstamp on Acapulco is from the early years, and the brown backstamp from the 1980s until production ceased. Given its huge popularity, the design was re-worked and released on new forms, and altered designs c2000 as “New Wave” . The term “dishwasher safe” was added in 1992, and Read more