Trade Shows/Markets | Oct 16, 2014 |
NY Tabletop Show sets the scene for a milestone at 41 Madison
Boh staff
By Staff

The New York Tabletop Show’s fall edition (October 21 – 24) marks the show’s 40th anniversary of bringing new tabletop and accessories collections to interior designers and buyers.

Forty One Madison plans to honor some of its long-standing tenants including Noritake, the first showroom to sign a lease in 1974, while also celebrating newcomers including Orrefors Kosta Boda, a collection that returns to the building after a 10-year hiatus.

“While we stay true to our mission of excellence by providing the best market experience to our visitors, change is the one constant here,” said Laurie Burns, Senior Vice President and Director of Forty One Madison.

The show opens on Tuesday, October 21, to buyers and retailers, and on Thursday, October 23, it hosts Interior Designer Day, inviting the trade to preview dozens of new products throughout the building.

“Interior designers have always been an important target audience for the luxury brands located at Forty One,” said Burns. “Business in this segment seems especially strong and continually growing with improving market conditions.”

Jamie Drake, Alexa Hampton, Matthew Patrick Smyth

Designers are invited to a breakfast and panel discussion to kick off the day on Thursday. At 9:00 a.m. Krissa Rossbund, Senior Style Editor for Traditional Home, will sit down with interior designers Jamie Drake, Alexa Hampton and Matthew Patrick Smyth to discuss how designers can leverage new business opportunities in the niche tabletop category.

Following the presentation, designers can tour more than 95 showrooms representing over 125 global brands, many of which now offer home accessories, lighting and accent furnishings in addition to tableware.

Editor at Large assembled a sneak peek of new product highlights and collections to note:

Denby will introduce newest dinnerware pattern Peveril, which is inspired by a scenic area in the English Countryside.  Intense blue pigments and shades of jade combine to create a strong effect and rich glaze depth. (Denby Showroom, 10th Floor)

The Kiyasa Group has developed an exclusive partnership with Gruppo Greggio, a noted European leader in decorative silver objects and holloware, to distribute the manufacturer’s product in the United States for the first time. The cheerful Breakfast Collection table setting offered in silver plate, is dishwasher safe and non-tarnish. (Prouna USA Showroom, 17th Floor)

Lenox Butterfly Meadow Collection

Lenox is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its top-selling pattern, Butterfly Meadow. Since 2000, butterflies, bumblebees, dragonflies and flowers have graced the homes and tables of newlyweds and families across the country. In honor of Butterfly Meadow enthusiasts, Lenox introduces Butterfly Meadow Outdoor Dining, a new collection of porcelain serving pieces with rattan basket style carriers. Serving bowls, divided servers and chip and dip sets make up the collection.  (Lenox Showroom, 24th Floor)

Michael Wainwright will introduce the Truro glassware pattern in a new shape—a Martini glass. Available in both platinum and 24-karat gold, hand-decorated and made in Slovakia, this recent collection of barware complements the Panthera collection tray. (Michael Wainwright Showroom, 17th Floor)

Auratic is debuting its new "Aladdin" tea set collection designed by Nick Munro, featuring gradient color technique on Auratic's finest bone china and stainless steel. (Auratic Showroom, 14th Floor)

Silverware by Marcel Wanders for Christofle

Christofle continues its collaboration with Marcel Wanders by extending the Jardin d’Eden collection with Haute Orfeverie limited-edition pieces, including a 13-light candelabra, a one-of-a-kind centerpiece and a bespoke oversized 60-inch diameter clock that is a limited and numbered edition with engraveable dials. (Christofle Showroom, 6th  Floor)

The Veritas Series is Riedel Crystal’s newest collection of varietal-specific stemware designed to be the finest and lightest machine-blown glasses ever made. Veritas is Riedel’s first collection to include two glasses each for both Syrah and Pinot Noir’s Old World and New World styles and marks the introduction of Riedel’s new Champagne glass shape, developed to better enhance the champagne-drinking experience. (Riedel Crystal Showroom, 3rd Floor)

The Amber Palace collection from Royal Crown Derby is available in a rich black and amber design and is complemented by a white bone china interpretation called Pearl Palace. The pattern is rooted in the Neoclassical art and architecture of the 18th and 19th century.  Each piece is completely unique, and several individual designs feature hidden decorations, adding to the intriguing range. (Royal Crown Derby Showroom, 9th  Floor)

Sara Woodrow has created her first collection for Orrefors Kosta Boda. With a sharp sense for contemporary, graphic art, Woodrow presents three series of graphic paintings on glass: In a Storm, Ladies and Face of Color. (Orrefors Kosta Boda Showroom, 9th Floor)

Villeroy & Boch Artesano Original Collection

Villeroy & Boch is expanding its successful collections including Artesano Original and Artesano Provençal with a new color series. The new pattern Artesano Provençal Lavendel brings together the magnificence of the French countryside and the splendor the lavender fields. (Villeroy & Boch Showroom, 18th Floor)

Designers must pre-register for Interior Designer Day by Friday, October 17, at 5:00 p.m. RSVP for the panel discussion via email.

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