For Interior Designer Day, LUXE Interiors + Design magazine has created the backdrop for the show—table settings designed by Scott Sanders themed “The American Home” will line the lobby.
“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 “fresh American style” will showcase numerous brands that are housed in the building.
Pam Jaccarino and Scott Sanders
On Thursday, October 17, LUXE editor-in-chief Pam Jaccarino and Sanders will co-host 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 30+ showrooms that are open to designers. Editor at Large will film throughout the morning, tracking designers and interviewing them for EditorTV.
Think Fabricate's Bridge plate series
Interior designer Alessandra Branca will show off a new collection of porcelain dinnerware in the Pickard showroom (9th floor), while Brooklyn-based Think Fabricate will debut the Bridge plate series. A fourth pattern, featuring Governor’s Island, has been added to the series, which is a colorful take on the historic Currier & Ives “balloon view” map of the Brooklyn waterfront and beyond.
Bruno Jahara's Transatlantica design
Vista Alegre (9th floor) will debut the Transatlantica collection of dinnerware by Brazilian designer Bruno Jahara. The collection reflects travel and Portuguese style and culture. Also, Bordalo Pinherio and Casa Alegre will debut two new lines for the first time in the U.S.
Lladro (17th floor), which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is ready to debut its Spring 2014 collection of porcelain lights and chandeliers.
Paul Haigh's Drap and Droplet glass bowls
Designer Paul Haigh will be introducing one-of-a-kind Drape and Droplet glass bowls in the Rogaska showroom (16th floor).
Lenox (24th floor) has a lot to share this season with new items from the Aerin Lauder tabletop accessories collection, and new partnerships with DKNY and Michael Tavano. In celebration of the new collections, a private event cocktails and hor d’oeuvres will be served in the showroom on Wednesday, October 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn-based potter Alice Goldsmith (9th floor) is debuting "pearl," a new pattern for her dinnerware collection.
Thomas O'Brien Reed & Barton barware
Versace is debuting a new pattern at the Rosenthal showroom (1st floor), Saint Louis is introducing new lighting and Puiforcat a new collection including ice buckets and trays at the Hermes showroom (22nd floor), and Reed & Barton is debuting new barware from Thomas O'Brien.
On Thursday, October 17, Lenox will also present the Art of the Table with Bilotta Kitchens and Traditional Home magazine. Designers are invited for a night of sips, bites and a look at new décor from designers Kent Brasloff, Schoeller + Darling, Tavano and Darrin Vardin. Tori Mellot, senior design and market editor for Traditional Home will make opening remarks. The press preview is from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. followed by the reception from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Also on Thursday, floral designer Jeff Leatham will be on hand at the Waterford showroom (23rd floor) presenting "fleurology" in Waterford vases.
Jacques Pergay porcelain
On the 17th floor, Prouna (aka Kiyasa Corp.) has doubled its space and now carries 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 known 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 and Kavalier Glass, known for its borosilicate glass products will also open its doors.