41 Madison preview: Make International
During the upcoming New York Tabletop Show, April 4-7, Make International will showcase extensions to its KBJ Word Range with 15 brand-new American words
Make International will bring exciting extensions to a number of its British design-led brands. From KBJ (Keith Brymer Jones, top ceramicist and BBC TV star) comes numerous additions to his renowned Word range of ceramics, including 15 new American words.
Keith’s launch into the USA last year went so well that he thought, ‘why not get some words exclusively for our friends across the Atlantic!’
Meticulously crafted from the same beautiful white porcelain as the regular collection, these mugs are hand-embossed with colourful words which focus around the city of New York – NYC, East Village, Jersey Shore, Westchester, Queens, 10021, the Hamptons, Bklyn, LIC, New York, and Chelsea, are among the words offered – perfect for classy Americans looking for a bit of quirky British charm.
Also, Make International’s British brand Scion Living will unveil its colours for spring across its Scion Living ceramic and tableware collection, splashed across mugs, large mugs, espresso cups, egg cups, coasters and placemats.
About New York Tabletop Show
Two Iuxury Italian brands have landed at Forty One Madison and will be debuting new showrooms for the upcoming New York Tabletop Market. For both Ercolano and Mepra, 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, 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.
In addition to these two new debuts, there are also plenty of showroom movements and renovations.
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.
And DeVine Corporation, home to premium brands including J. L. Coquet, Ercuis, Raynaud, and Royal Crown Derby, is undergoing a full renovation on the 9th floor, and will debut Italian brand SV Casa. SV Casa.
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. www.41madison.com