Bandalasta and Fiesta
Charlesworths have teamed up with Brookes & Adams Ltd www.banda.co.uk to make use of the original moulds & materials to bring back a range of decorative moulded Bandalasta and fiesta first produce by Brookes & Adams in the 1920's "the ideal picnic and dainty table ware".
All the items are hand made & finished in England in Beetle urea, melmex and melamine along with bakelite phenolics. The marbling means that no two pieces are identical but are blended from the same base colours so sets can be built up. If an item is not listed in a colour you would like please contact us.
A range of articles for camping, caravaning, yachting along with tableware for the home. These mouldings were known for their light bright colours & marbled effects, a first for plastic, which until the invention by BIP of their Beetle urea formaldehyde in 1924 had been restricted the dark colours of Bakelite.
Fiesta melamine is one of the best materials for moulded tableware. It is break resistant, but not ‘unbreakable’, has a high surface finish, excellent colour range and is not affected by boiling water. This tableware is now manufactured in the UK by Charlesworth & Son Ltd a family firm with over a century of plastic moulding heritage, equipped with modern production facilities.
Fiesta melamine has been included in Design Index, the Council of Industrial Design’s record of good design. It first appeared as long ago as the festival of Britain in 1951 and has since travelled the world over. The serving plate No. 286 won a design centre award in 1960
Fiesta is ideal for use in homes, hotels, canteens, ships, caravans and aircraft. In fact wherever there is a call for high quality coupled with durability.
Melamine is a material that offers special advantages, but, just as with any other material, it needs a certain amount of care in handling and cleaning.
The stains sometimes left in cups by tea or coffee are only a film on the surface. They can generally be removed by soaking in a hot solution of washing powder like Persil, or Daz. If they persist, rub them off with bicarbonate of soda or toothpaste on a damp cloth.
Never use wire wool or abrasive cleaners.
Plates may be warmed in the oven at reg. ¼ or 90 deg C.
Do not overheat or use for cooking.
Never exposed to naked flame or hotplate.