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.
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.
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