| Apr 3, 2015 |
A guide to events and new products at NY Tabletop Show
Boh staff
By Staff

The countdown has begun for the spring edition of The New York Tabletop Show at Forty-One Madison, which takes place April 14 to 17. Over 160 tabletop and giftware category brand leaders, including the over 95 permanent showrooms of Forty One Madison, will be exhibiting their latest masterpieces.

Interior Designer Day will take place for the sixth year on Thursday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. and will kick off with a meet-and-greet breakfast in the newly renovated 39th floor Director’s Office co-hosted by New York Spaces Editor in Chief Jason Kontos and Laurie Burns, senior vice president and director of Forty-One Madison. They will give guests a list of must-see showrooms and products. RSVP to cthompso@rudin.com.

Jason Kontos and Laurie Burns.

Keep reading for Editor at Large’s list of Tabletop Market must-sees:

Lenox (Forty-One Madison, 24th floor) will introduce several new collections this year, including its new licensed collection with Kate Spade New York. It will also debut Around the Table, Marchesa Shades, the Brian Gluckstein Clara pattern, French Perle Groove and the Butterfly Meadow 15 Year Anniversary pattern.

One of four distinct patterns in the Lenox Around the Table collection.

Pickard China (Forty-One Madison, ninth floor) and interior designer and decorator Charlotte Moss will introduce the Charlotte Moss for Pickard, Motif Collection. The collection is a series of six motifs featuring in turn a pineapple, quail, pagoda, shell, and stag’s head. These can be mixed and matched, as well as etched onto the three clear crystal suites offered by Pickard. Martha Stewart Weddings magazine will use the pineapple motif in one of lobby displays, but the full collection will be on display in the ninth floor showroom.

Ted Baker for Portmeirion Group (Forty-One Madison, 19th floor) has two new patterns premiering at Tabletop. Rosie Lee is a formal collection inspired by vintage floral patterns and shapes. The Casual Collection is reminiscent of menswear patterns. Portmeirion Group will also introduce the Alfresco Ponoma pattern and additions to the Spode Christmas Tree collection.

Langdon Black 4-piece set from the Ted Baker Casual Collection.

Richard Ginori (Forty-One Madison, 17th floor) will debut six new collections at Tabletop: Italian Pois, Cirque des Merveilles, Volière, Insetti, Uova and Les Merveilles. Each collection suites a variety of tastes, and features handpainted details like strawberries, ladybirds, vintage figures, flowers and plants, and fruit in a range of colors and finishes.

Richard Ginori Voliere Teiera.

Kiyasa (Forty-One Madison, 17th floor) will show off its new Kiyasa Signature gift items, and their Prouna and Dogale gift sets. The Kiyasa Home line will expand to include its Silk and Papier collections.

Silk and Crackle Bath Collections, deep sea and platinum.

Lladró (Forty-One Madison, 17th floor) will present a collection of ornaments and tree toppers created in partnership with American art collaborative FriendsWithYou. Additionally, Lladró will introduce a new collection of ceiling, tabletop and wall lamps, Belle de Nuit. The pieces in this collection are available in a multitude of formats and colors, and update the classic crystal chandelier. The pieces use etched porcelain lampshades known as lithphanes rather than traditional textiles to affect a greater sense of warmth.

Royal Copenhagen (Forty-One Madison, 15th floor) and Iittala (Forty-One Madison, 15th Floor) will bring the best of Denmark and Finland to New York, showcasing dinnerware and decorative objects inspired by Scandinavian design.

BIA Cordon Bleu (Forty-One Madison, third floor) will present new collections from Royal Limoges, Deshoulières, Mateus and Capdeco. Appointments can be made via email.

Baum (Empire State Building, 14th floor) and fashion designer Betsy Johnson have partnered for a giftware and home decor collection to debut at the Tabletop Show. Items fall into two major groupings: Pretty in Florals features hearts, flowers and the iconic Betsey Johnson lipstick smooch while Hi Shine includes black, white and metallic gold, hearts, skulls and Johnson’s “XO Betsy” signature.

Wedgwood (Forty-One Madison, 23rd floor) will continue its legacy of white bone china with its Ashlar collection. Its new Palladian collection features copper and orange tones.

Not only will there be four new showroom openings (The Godinger Group, Home Essentials and Beyond, Juliska and WMF Americas), this will be the first time the 27th-floor showroom space will be open. The Godinger Group’s showroom will feature Godinger Silver Art-labeled products as well as its other lines including Ceska and Ricci Argentieri. Home Essentials and Beyond’s modern space displays its lifestyle collections. Juliska will open a 1,500-square-foot showroom on the 17th floor, while WMF America debuts its new 1,200-square-foot concept showroom on the 15th floor.

Raffaello Copper Plate by Ricci Argentieri.

Additionally, The Silver Peacock will host a meet-and-greet with Parisian tableware designer Marie Daage on April 14 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its Decoration and Design Building showroom (Suite 1208), concurrent with the Tabletop Show. Daage will present her latest collections, and will also be available for personal appointments at The Silver Peacock from April 14 to 17. Email or call (212) 935-9420 to RSVP.

Glassmaker Seguso is also showing off its latest collections at its new location on the sixth floor of 136 Madison Avenue. Previews are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 14 to 17, by appointment only. Email or call (212) 696-1133 for more information.

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