TWO MORE SHOWROOMS FOR FORTY ONE MADISON
(NEW YORK, NY-MARCH, 2011) Another two showrooms have signed leases at Forty One Madison and will be open for business during The New York Tabletop Market®, April 12-15. "Retail buyers are going to find more new and valuable resources when they get here," said Laurie Burns, who also added that the Spring Market is shaping up to be a very promising show.
Taking space on the newly renovated 8th floor is Circle Glass, a brand that for over 30 years has been a key resource for value-driven glass barware, stemware, serveware and giftware. According to owner Sidney Elmann, he made the decision to relocate Circle to Forty One Madison because, "This is the perfect place for Circle Glass to step up the presentation of its latest upscale product lines, including some new licensed collections. Being at Forty One Madison takes us to the next level in our business strategy."
Industry veteran Nils Lindblad is opening his own showroom, NGL Associates, on the 17th floor where he will be representing a lineup of new generation home brands breaking into the U.S. market. Among the portfolio is ASA Selection from Germany, whose porcelain and ceramic tabletop and accessories have a distinct modern aesthetic. He’ll also be showing Sweden's Cult Design, whose mantra is "dare to be square" and whose kitchen and bathroom products take on the cubed form. From Italy, there's Sowden Design and its "Soft Brew," an innovative gourmet coffee system that's billed as "no press, no stress." And, lastly, the home scents from Serene House will be featured. Lindblad also represents Stelton, which can be found in its own roost on the 16th floor. "Forty One Madison is the place to meet the right buyers for high end products for the home," he said. "So, I'm pleased to be able to open my showroom at this prestige industry address."
A Day for Interior Designers - Burns also announced that Forty One Madison is teaming with LUXE Interiors & Design magazine to host a special program for interior design professionals. "We want to help to broaden their awareness of how valuable a resource the community of showrooms can be in finding not only tableware, crystal and flatware, but also lighting and decorative accessories," said Burns. She estimates that more than 30 showrooms are welcoming to work with the design trade.
The program, "Interior Designer Day," is Thursday, April 14. It kicks off at 11 a.m. with LUXE editor-in-chief Pam Jaccarino, who will greet and speak to guests at a reception on Level A, sharing tabletop trend information and offering suggestions on what fabulous finds can be discovered when visiting Forty One's participating showrooms. Designers will then be able to explore the building on their own and see, as well, the Lobby tablesettings display created by LUXE in collaboration with designer Michael Tavano for the Spring Market.