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41 Madison Preview: Vista Alegre

Discover what exciting new products Vista Alegre will unveil at the upcoming New York Tabletop Market, which takes place April 12-15

An abundance of new products will be on display when the doors open Tuesday, April 12 – Friday, April 15 for The New York Tabletop Market at Forty One Madison, showroom headquarters for more than 120 of the world’s most renowned brands.

Vista Alegre
Vista Alegre will showcase its new porcelain and crystal collections for 2016, pieces that combine classic inspiration with recent design trends.

In some new collections themes and shapes are reinvented like Olhar o Brasil by Chicô Gouveia and Love Who You Want, in collaboration with Christian Lacroix Maison; in others, the highlight goes to the aesthetic elements from different cultures like Fiji, Izmir and Zahara. 

They will also present Blue Ming, a collaboration with award-winning designer Marcel Wanders, a versatile collection of symmetrical pieces with sculptural elements that reinvents the century-old tradition of Delft porcelain, Blue Delft. 

Finally, Bordallo Pinheiro will showcase its two new collections Watermelon and Pinneaple, which continue Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro’s work by creating pieces where nature, humour and joy are served at the table. Another novelty is Rua Nova, a tableware set that highlights one of the most recognized symbols and objects of Bordallo Pinheiro - the tiles – via a contemporary approach.

Visit Vista Alegre in their showroom on the 9th floor.

New York Tabletop Market
In addition to the abundance of new products, lots will be happening for Tabletop Market attendees.

Breakfast Seminar As was recently announced, the Wednesday, April 13th Breakfast Seminar will feature Nicholas M. Dawes from Antiques Roadshow and one of the PBS show’s most respected appraisers of china, glass, silver and decorative objects.

As part of his presentation, Dawes will conduct on-the-spot appraisals for guests who bring their own small tabletop treasures.

“Who doesn’t wonder what happens behind the scenes of Antiques Roadshow? How are the collectors and their possessions chosen for feature, and how do the experts, like Nick, so quickly dig up the historic credentials and assessments,” says Laurie Burns, director and senior vice president of Forty One Madison.

Seating for this 8-9.30am session is limited and reservations are suggested at

Interior Designer Day Thursday, April 14th is Interior Designer Day hosted by Traditional Home magazine. Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund will moderate a panel discussion, ‘Tabletop: A Secret Sauce to Bottom Line Success.’

The breakfast programme is scheduled for 9.30-10.30am at A Voce, Forty One’s ground-level restaurant. Following, guests can explore and shop the participating showrooms, meet with company executives. and see firsthand the newest products and latest trends. Showrooms remain open until 6pm.

The Rebranded Cafe The Café adjacent to the Buyers Lounge on Level A has been rechristened The Forty One Energy Bar and will be helping showgoers refuel with light bites and beverages served daily. Hours for this service, complimentary of Forty One Madison, are: Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am-2.30pm; and, Wednesday, 11am – 2.30pm.

PLUS, don't miss two brand-new showrooms - LSA International and Crystalite Bohemia.

For the showrooms listing, app information, and to register, visit

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