New York Tabletop opens today!
With brand-new showrooms, extensions and renovations, and plenty of product innovation, Forty One Madison's New York Tabletop Show opens its doors today and runs through April 7
The Spring/Summer edition of the New York Tabletop Show opens its doors today and with it, the debut of a number of European and American brands, all of which are debuting new showrooms.
For the two Italian and two French brands opening showrooms this Market, their debut at the prestigious tabletop building in New York represents a strategic move to expand business in the North American market.
Renowned for its masterfully handcrafted inlaid wood boxes and furniture, and especially esteemed for its iconic tabletop designs, Italian company Ercolano has taken a 1,000-sq-ft showroom is on the 22th floor. While Mepra, the Italian factory that’s been manufacturing sleek, modern flatware, cookware, serveware, barware and tabletop accessories since 1927, will have a 1,500-sq-ft showroom on the 22nd floor.
Two iconic French brands also join the show. Daum, which is over a century old, and Haviland & Co., a factory founded in 1842, will be showcasing, respectively, their latest crystal art and Limoges porcelain collections in a 1,000-sq-ft showroom on the 22nd floor.
On the 15th floor, Match 1995 and Red Vanilla are each opening a 1,000- sq-ft showroom. Match 1995, founded by David Reiss who is a RISD graduate, was the first American company producing pewter in Italy. The company is considered one of America’s leading designers of the material, working only with carefully vetted craftsmen and workshops throughout Italy.
Red Vanilla, established in 2004 by Brian Blake, son of Mikasa visionary Alf Blake, is a top resource for quality-crafted dinnerware and décor for retailers and restaurants. This brand offers a lifestyle of entertainment, enjoyment, and design, coupled with ideal products of the highest quality.
In addition to these two new debuts, there are showroom movements and renovations, with extensive renovations completed on nearly half of the 9th floor.
Devine Corporation, home to premium brands including JL Coquet, Ercuis, Raynaud, and others, has completed a full renovation, and will further debut new Italian brand SV Casa, which designs and produces bed/bath accessories, frames and bar accessories using unique organic materials including precious stones, wood and shells.
In addition, the Pickard China, Fürstenberg, and Yamazaki showrooms have all been completely demolished and rebuilt since the last market. Each brand will have completely new look that is sure to delight show visitors. These showrooms are must-sees at Market.
Elsewhere, Nikko, world renowned Japanese tableware manufacturer, will open a new 1,500-sq-ft showroom on the 19th floor, while Vietri, one of the largest importers of Italian tableware and home décor, is expanding by 50 per cent with relocation to a new showroom on the 22nd floor.
Finally, the annual breakfast seminar returns, this year with a star-studded panel discussing a hot topic – Etail vs. Retail – and taking place on April 5, and the following day on Thursday, April 6, is Interior Designer Day, with some 45 Forty One Madison showrooms offering Direct Designer Access.
The New York Tabletop Show runs from today, April 4, through April 7. For a full list of showrooms, visit www.41madison.com