SHOWROOM SHIFTS AT FORTY ONE MADISON FOR APRIL 12-15 TH NEW YORK TABLETOP MARKET®
(NEW YORK, NY-MARCH 9, 2016)-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.
"The manufacturers and factories are making an incredibly strong statement and demonstrating that they're fully investing in this market, leaving nothing behind and bringing everything they've got to impress, inspire and sell," said Laurie Burns, Director and Senior Vice President of Forty One Madison. "There's going to be a tremendous amount to see with a high level of activity taking place as retailers, hospitality decision makers, interior designers and all those responsible for purchasing tabletop come through."
According to Burns, a half dozen showroom moves have recently taken place, and during market the most convenient and reliable GPS for guests to find their way to appointments is the Forty One Madison App, downloadable to smartphones and tablets.
In a move to the 7th floor, Libbey is taking over an 8,500-square-foot space that reflects the company's continuing growth plus a brand revitalization. Having undergone a gut renovation, the larger space allows Libbey to showcase it entire foodservice division with its consumer products.
Reed & Barton, the American silversmith which was acquired last year by Lenox, is headed to a new 9th floor space. With plans to significantly build upon the Reed & Barton brand and its singular legacy, Lenox has committed to giving it a showroom of its own, and with the caliber of neighbors on the 9th floor, it's a plum location.
For TarHong, a leader in the manufacturing of melamine, its growing pains have been addressed with relocation to a 3,000-square-foot showroom on the 15th floor. A full renovation of this space is yielding not only more display area for its vast range, but also offices and meeting rooms.
TL Scafati LLC, a showroom housing such distinguished brands as Clayton Fine China, San Miguel Glassware, Secrets de Provence-Sud table linens, among others, has moved to the 15th floor, where it will be in good company with the likes of Degrenne Paris, Joseph Joseph, WMF Americas Group and Zwilling J.A. Henckels.
With an ever-evolving product line since its establishment 30 years ago, Over and Back is settling into newly remodeled digs on the 7th floor - a showroom that's 25% larger than its previous locale.
Outside the showrooms
In addition to all that's taking place inside the showrooms, lots will be happening for Tabletop Market attendees outside, as well. As was recently announced, the Wednesday, April 13th Breakfast Seminar will feature Nicholas M. Dawes from Antiques Roadshow and one of thePBS show's most respected appraisers of china, glass, silver and decorative objects. Seating for this
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. session is limited and reservations are suggested.
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 program is scheduled for 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 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 6 p.m.
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, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; and, Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.