Gifts Today magazine

41 Madison open during Summer Gift Market

The home of tabletop, Forty One Madison, is set for summer show's gift buyers

Forty One Madison is ready for business during the summer edition of The New York Tabletop Market, which takes place from today, Saturday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 19.

Giftware retailers and buyers will find many of the category’s top-tier brands exclusively exhibiting in their permanent showrooms during this period in August.

All told, more than 40 companies based at Forty One Madison will be welcoming visitors who also make the rounds at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center where NYNOW is staged.

Brands that will be open for business at 41 Madison include Christofle, Fitz & Floyd, Vietri, Hampton Forge, Villeroy & Boch, Richard Ginori, Vista Alegre, Rosenthal, Juliska, WWRD, L'Objet, Lenox Corporation, Lladro, Maxwell & Williams and Portmeirion Group, among others, while brand such as Nambe, Riedel, Auratic, Kavalier Glass, Libbey and Fuerstenberg will be open by appointment only.

Helping to set the tone for the show at Forty One will be a special lobby display from William Yeoward Crystal.

In fact, Forty One Madison will be helping show-goers travel between venues, offering complimentary mini-coach shuttle service between its Madison and 26th Street location and Javits. The schedule of operation is daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and until 2 p.m. Wednesday. And, with free high speed Wi-Fi now fully accessible throughout the building, guests can avail themselves of the Buyers’ Lounge on Level A knowing that it is a convenient meeting or touchdown spot between appointments.

Forty One Madison also is joining once again with Emerald Expositions and 230 Fifth Avenue to offer summer show attendees a cultural treat. From Friday, August 14 through Friday, August 21, attendees who show their badges will be entitled to free admission to the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), plus 20% discount (on full priced items) at The Store at MAD. Exhibitions on view at this 2 Columbus Circle museum include: Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today, an exploration of the important contributions of women to modernism in postwar visual culture; and, Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin, which includes not only some 30-plus of his most innovative “faux model” sculptures but also a gallery of jewelry designed by Isabel and Ruben Toledo. www.madmuseum.org.

For the shuttle schedule, showrooms listing and to register, visit www.41madison.com. Follow us on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/fortyonemadison.




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