Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The New York Tabletop Market Opens Oct. 15 at Forty One Madison

At Forty One Madison, several showrooms have expanded and been added In anticipation of the Fall Market. Homer Laughlin, which is home to Fiesta, will have a larger presence on the 16th floor to house its hospitality and hotelware division. Three brands will occupy this redesigned space: Homer Laughlin China and Hall China, both made in the U.S.A., and RAK Ceramics, a modern, light-weight durable porcelain that Homer Laughlin exclusively distributes in this country. In taking on an adjacent space, the company has more than doubled its footprint.

On the 17th floor, Prouna (a/k/a Kiyasa Corp.) has experienced a growth spurt requiring it to double its space. Only four years since the founding of this often bejeweled and always glamorous dinnerware brand, the company is now broadening its offering as the exclusive North American distributor for several prestigious, high-end brands produced in Europe. Added to its portfolio and represented in the showroom are: Val Saint Lambert Crystal, Jacques Pergay porcelain, Lehmann Glass, Villari porcelain and candles, and Claudia Barbari Linens.

A newcomer to Forty One Madison and the U.S. marketplace is Guy Degrenne Group, the French manufacturer distinguished for its premier quality cutlery. The company has moved into a showroom on the 15th floor where it is displaying its collections for retail as well as for hospitality.

Two other new showrooms can be found, both on the 19th floor. Lee’s Group International, best known for trend in melamine, acrylic and other materials, now has a space. In addition to custom products, Lee’s will feature Laurie Gates licensed products in mixed materials. Kavalier Glass also is opening on this floor. This 176-year-old Czech factory is known globally for its borosilicate glass products. Additionally, Kavalier now owns Walther-Glas and Bohemia Crystal, and these renowned brands also will be showcased.

“The global representation at Forty One Madison continues to grow, and buyers should be especially excited to see such a robust range of products from these European-based factories,” said Burns.

LUXE Interiors + Design magazine is stepping up to the plate and producing the inspirational tablesettings that will line the Lobby and help to trumpet that it’s Market Week. Editor-in-Chief Pamela Jaccarino has tapped acclaimed New York interior designer Scott Sanders to fashion the vignettes that will be themed “The American Home.”
“Visitors will feel as if they’re stepping into a home, with first stop the foyer, then the dining room, with breakfast room next, and finally the patio,” said Sanders, whose signature is “fresh American style” and who will be working with numerous brands whose showrooms are based at Forty One.

Additionally, on Thursday of Tabletop Market, October 17th, Jaccarino and Sanders will headline Interior Designer Day, co-hosting with Forty One Madison a welcome breakfast for design professionals that will include an informal dialogue on current tabletop trends. Following this 9:30-10:30 a.m. presentation, guests will be able to visit and explore the 30+ showrooms that participate in this program. Additionally, Editor-At-Large will film throughout the morning, tracking designers and interviewing them for the popular online website,

The Café on Level A will be open for business, dispensing complimentary bites and beverages to help refresh attendees. Bridal Guide and are hosting with a Viva las Tapas theme offering Spanish influenced cuisine. Café hours are Tuesday andWednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and, Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information on Forty One Madison and the New York Tabletop Show, visit

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