Forty One Madison Preps For Fall Tabletop Show

It’s now 41 years at Forty One Madison, and management is highlighting some of the notable tabletop tenant news and program events attendees should expect for the upcoming New York Tabletop Market, to be held Oct. 13 through Oct. 16.

Laurie Burns, svp/director, Forty One Madison, said, “Show attendees will definitely see an abundance of new product introductions — especially in the middle to low price ranges. With nearly every major brand and factory in the world represented here, and all spotlighting new products and programs for the coming selling season, this is a must-attend show.”

Forty One noted that Richard Ginori 1735, which has been a tenant for 38 years, is now under the ownership of Kering, a conglomerate encompassing the world’s leading luxury apparel and fashion accessories brands. Ginori is reportedly undergoing a “branding makeover” that will be reflected in an enlarged and renovated showroom space.

Kiyasa Corporation has moved into triple the space it once had, now occupying a 17th floor, newly built 2,500-square-foot showroom. In addition to Prouna fine bone china, the Kiyasa lineup includes Lehmann Glass; Greggio fine Italian silver and silverplate; Dogale Venezia, hand painted silver-backed glass giftware; plus Kiyasa Signature, which includes a series of faux leather table and desk accessories.

In addition, Bormioli Rocco’s 16th floor consolidation of its office space housing its U.S. headquarters and new modern showroom is now complete.

A newcomer since the spring market but open since July is BauscherHepp. Located on the 6th floor, this showroom features Bauscher porcelain hotelware, Hepp professional cutlery, Tafelstern porcelain, WMF Hotel, Luigi Bormioli Foodservice and Mogogo buffet service products. Though specialized in commercial lines, this showroom will be open for business at the fall market.

Until Spring 2016 when it officially moves into a new permanent showroom, Wilton Armetale will be set up on the 17th floor for fall market only, showing a new “Fleur de Lys” collection.

Brides magazine will be decorating the tablesetting vignettes lining the building’s lobby during the market.

“Brides tablescapes will bring to life the stylish weddings we both feature and help brides achieve,” said Keija Minor, Brides editor-in-chief. “Style informs everything we do, and one of my favorite things about wedding planning is using your own unique style to create tablescapes that are truly special. We’re thrilled to do that at tabletop market, and help share our aesthetic and inspiration with the industry.”

Interior Designer Day is scheduled for Oct. 15, and New York Spaces magazine once again is on board to co-host. The day kicks off with a private breakfast for interior designers. Following, guests may peruse participating showrooms that welcome working with the design trade.