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At the upcoming New York Tabletop Show, which runs September 27-30, Lenox will introduce new melamine, stoneware and extensions to its Tuscany line of glassware

At the upcoming autumn edition of The New York Tabletop Show, set to take place at an earlier-than-usual date of September 27-30, Lenox will unveil new melamine, stoneware and extensions to its ever-popular Tuscany glassware.

Taking centre stage for Lenox this market are extensions of its popular patterns across melamine and stoneware, including the new Butterfly Meadow Preppy Melamine collection, which boasts all the beauty of Butterfly Meadow with scalloped rims and butterflies in cheery patterns and colourful combinations.

French Perle Melamine (pictured) is also launching, featuring the fanciful beading, scalloped rims and tea stained accents of French Perle, but shatterproof and dishwasher safe. It comes in four colours – kiwi, blue, slate and aqua – and has coordinating acrylic drink ware. 

Finally, Butterfly Meadow Carved is a new chip-resistant stoneware dinnerware range featuring an embossed butterfly motif glazed in soft hues, with scalloped rims, and four colours – vanilla, blue, slate and blush.

Barware also features in Lenox launches with the ever-popular and successful Tuscany line of glassware extended. There’s the perfectly-crafted Hurricane glass, great for cocktails and tropical drinks; Modern Cocktail, an architecturally-inspired 100 per cent lead free crystal cocktail glass; a beer flight, including a beechwood board, assorted flutes for bubbles, a smoothie glass and ice cream bowl. 

Visit Lenox on the 24th floor.

New York Tabletop Show
With an earlier-than-usual date of September 27 -30, the fall edition of The New York Tabletop Market is cranking up with two new showroom openings, untold new product introductions, and a swirl of activity as Forty One Madison undergoes its first major renovation in 42 years.

From across the pond comes two UK-based companies, set to make Forty One Madison their US home, and the New York Tabletop Market, their US-based trade show.

First up comes Typhoon, a family-owned company with a portfolio of hip, retro-cool kitchen and dining products, including brands like Mason Cash, Kilner and Price & Kensington. Typhoon will take a 1,200 sq-ft location on the 8th floor.

Secondly, Make International, a British-based ceramics company has taken a showroom, a 1,000 sq-ft space on the 17th floor, giving the company its first-ever North American showroom. With Keith Brymer Jones, renowned potter and presenter of BBC2 TV programme The Great Pottery Throw Down serving as head of design, Make International has had its profile raised, and the company is “looking forward to serving all retailers in the US, who have been patiently waiting for our products for years”, says CEO Dominic Speelman.

As for renovations, the 4th floor showroom for Robinson Home has undergone a gut renovation, totally transforming the presentation of the company’s collections, which include Oneida, Swish and Zing. On the 7th floor, Pasabahce, the acclaimed Turkish resource for glass and other tabletop needs, also is the beneficiary of a full showroom and US headquarters renovation

The building’s own makeover continues with a focus on the entrance, lobby, and lower level buyer’s lounge. The show will go on with all 95 of the showrooms open for business and unaffected by the construction. A temporary reception desk will be operational to register visitors and the complimentary daily coat check will be relocated on the 10th floor, as well as the Media Wall, where a variety of home and lifestyle magazines are complimentary.

Interior Designer Day, planned for September 29, kicks off with a private breakfast and presentation by Kaitlin Petersen, editor of the recently revived Metropolitan Home magazine.

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