Forty One Madison Set for Tabletop Market
August 28, 2012,
NEW YORK-Forty One Madison announced that all of its showroom spaces are filled for the upcoming New York Tabletop Market, scheduled for Oct. 9-12, including new showrooms for Lladro and Arc International.
Lladro is headed to the 15th floor where it will display the lyrical porcelain figurines that are its signature. Arc International is returning to Forty One Madison and taking over a 5,000 square-foot space on the 21st floor. The showroom will feature the company's major consumer brands, Luminarc and Cristal D'Arques.
"Our decision to return to Forty One Madison was based upon many factors, including requests from our key retailers to be more centrally located and the very positive developments in the building itself over the past few years," said Ron Biagi, Arc International's vice president of sales and marketing, North America. "Being the world leader in tableware, it only makes sense for Arc to have a presence in the leading tabletop venue, Forty One Madison. We're pleased and excited to be returning 'home.'"
Tabletop Market attendees also will notice some shifts in showroom locations. Richard Ginori has relocated to the 17th floor, and Nikko is taking over a space on the 22nd floor. Waechtersbach USA will occupy the showroom across the hall from where it previously was on the sixth floor.
"We've traveled a challenging road as an industry especially the past four years, but it's clear from the expanded community of showrooms housed here at Forty One Madison that business is revitalized and continuing on a healthy streak," said Laurie Burns, the building's senior vice president and director.
Helping to usher in the fall market and welcome retail buyers, Forty One Madison is hosting a red-carpet celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at A Voce, the building's ground-level restaurant.
Cottages & Gardens Publications, the family of magazines that includes NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens), HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) and CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens), is taking over creation of the table settings that will decorate the lobby in October. A table will represent each magazine.
Cottages & Gardens also is co-sponsoring Interior Designer Day on Thursday, Oct. 11, for professional interior designers and architects to have direct access to the resources and company principals in the building. Cottages & Gardens Editorial Director D.J. Carey, who oversees all three titles, and Kendell Cronstrom, editor-in-chief of NYC&G and HC&G, will host a 9-to-10:30 a.m. kickoff breakfast at A Voce.
In The Cafe on Level A, "Viennese Delights" will tempt market attendees thanks to Bridal Guide/bridalguide.com. Hours will be Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.