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41 Madison Adds New Showrooms for Tabletop Market

Debuting at the October 17-20 New York Tabletop Market will be two new showrooms, three newly remodeled and relocated showrooms, and the completed renovation of the 41 Madison lobby, buyers lounge, and building façade.

Canvas Home, a tableware and decorative accessories brand known for its simple yet stylish pieces crafted with sustainable materials, will debut a 1,000-square-foot space on the 15th floor. Each of its collections are created in partnership with fine artisans and premium factories across the globe, and are designed as timeless livable treasures that provide chic finishing touches for any setting. “We are excited to open at 41 Madison as our tabletop collections become an increasingly important part of our business,” said Andrew Corrie, Artistic Director and Founder of Canvas Home. “It is an honor to be joining the company of such respected members of the industry and we look forward to our first New York Tabletop Show.”

Qualia Glass, a premier supplier of fine handmade glassware and lead-free crystal, will launch its 41 Madison showroom, encompassing a 1,100-square-feet space on the 15th floor.

Showroom Shifts to Note

  • Nambé, the award-winning tableware brand known for its organic shapes and mixed materials, will be relocating its newly designed showroom to the 17th floor.
  • BIA Cordon Bleu’s luxury division housing three of France’s oldest and most prestigious factories: Royal Limoges, Philippe Deshoulieres, and CAPDECO, is relocating to the 17th floor. BIA’s housewares showroom remains on the 3rd floor.
  • The Oneida Group has opened a new showroom dedicated to its food service collections on the 15th floor. This showroom houses brands such as: Anchor Hocking, Buffalo, Buffet Euro, Luzerne, Oneida, Oneida Strata, Sant’ Andrea, and Stölzle. Oneida’s consumer division remains on the 4th floor in the newly renovated Robinson Home Showroom.

Market Makeover

The wraps are coming off the renovation that has transformed Forty One Madison’s façade, lobby and Level A, and the October Show will mark the project’s completion of phase two. The registration desk, now strategically located in the newly constructed building entrance, will include new self-check-in stations to streamline Show entry. New built-in vitrines line the lobby and will spotlight a variety of products from top brands. To trumpet the official opening of the new lobby a special display is being created by The Alpha Workshops, a respected industry design atelier and the nation’s only non-profit organization dedicated to providing decorative arts education to at-risk youths and adults with disabilities. Alpha, which is producing the extraordinary backdrops and the decorative tables, is joining with two acclaimed interior designers — Jon Call, founder of Mr. Call Designs, and Daun Curry — who will each style a vignette featuring products from Forty One Madison showrooms.

Interior Designer Day

The Show will host Interior Designer Day on Thursday, October 19, with 45 showrooms offering Direct Designer Access. Designers are invited to shop showrooms and meet with industry leaders from around the world from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The complete list of showrooms can be found in the show directory or on the 41 Madison App.

Tabletop Trends Watch

Forty One Madison has partnered with Deborah Shearer, industry veteran and founder and creative director at Table + Dine, as the official trend expert for the New York Tabletop Market. Shearer will be reviewing the latest and greatest collections found in the showrooms and identifying the top trends that can be tracked on 41 Madison’s Instagram and Facebook.

There will be more new product than ever at the show; it is a must-visit this fall,” said Laurie Burns, Senior Vice President and Director of Forty One Madison. “We hope all visitors enjoy the recently completed, SOM – designed lobby and buyers lounge. We have invested substantially in the building and marketplace to serve the tabletop industry’s needs far into the future”

For more information on the upcoming New York Tabletop Market including a full list of showrooms, visit www.41madison.com.

Farm to Table Decor Finds Itself at Home in the Kitchen

by Lorrie Baumann

3810234Kitchens used to be spaces defined by the color of their cubical steel appliances. But over the past few decades, they have evolved from quasi-industrial work spaces for the assembly line production of meals into gathering places for the entire family. As they’ve become living spaces rather than just working spaces, they’ve also become a setting in which the home cook can demonstrate good taste in a multitude of ways and add warmth to the space without turning on the oven.

Now, kitchens can be beautiful, worthy of being seen by anyone invited into the home. Thus, the continuing popularity of the open plan kitchen.

ER35700As kitchens have opened out, so have the opportunities for you, as you continue to redefine your store to meet the changing needs of customers with an evolving sense of the role they want their kitchens to play in their lives. You’ve become the place they come to gather the things they need to help them enjoy their time in their kitchens. You don’t just help them feed their families; you also help them feed their souls.

The marketplace has a lot of help for you as you figure out how to do this, and many of the vendors who displayed their products at this summer’s Las Vegas Market have ideas for you to consider.

ER48440Ganz, a giftware company established in 1950, is offering a Kitchen Clock that features serving utensils and eating utensils to mark the hours. It retails for about $75. The same company offers a variety of decorative plaques, many inspirational and spiritual, but the line also includes some sassy spark. For instance: “The Woman’s Guide to Love & Lasting Relationships,” which advises that it’s good to find a man who makes you laugh, a man with a good job who can cook, a man who is honest, a man who will pamper with gifts, a man who is awesome in bed and then to make sure that these five men never meet.

Timeless By Design‘s Friendship Recipe plaque calls for “2 Cups of Trust, 2 Cups of Mutual Respect” and other ingredients listed on a faux cork board. The model number for this item is 13501, and the same company offers plaques featuring silverware pieces and is featuring a new Spanish line.

66335Melrose International has a farmhouse collection that features sculptural pieces made of metal to help home cooks create “farm to fork” ambiance in their own homes. Model 66335 GY/BR is a wire basket in a pig design, and 70728 is a metal basket that holds two mason jars. Model 70047 is a 6-inch tall by 11.5-inch wide container suggesting a pig that would work as either a serving tray or platter, and model 70268 is a two-piece set of metal pig platters that retails for about $39.

P. Graham Dunn celebrates its mission-driven family heritage and small family farmers with its range of inspirational and aspirational wood plaques that are handcrafted in the U.S. The Farmer’s Market box, which hangs on the wall, is model PNL0595 and retails for around $30, while the plaque that reads simply “Farmers Market” is new to the collection.

Designs Combined Inc., which has been importing home décor and seasonal products since 2005, offers a line of signs made from corrugated galvanized in that make a definitive farmhouse kitchen statement. Model HK453 reads “Market,” HK454 reads “Kitchen,” and JE577 reads “Organic.” Model JJ213 is a cute ceramic set of salt and pepper shakers in the form of hatching eggs, and MP403 is a ceramic sugar and creamer set decorated with a cow image in relief.

3857244From RAZ Imports, Inc, model 3857244 is a 10-inch set of pig bookends that would be cute for the cookbook shelf, and 3857236 is a 50-inch tall sign reading “Welcome to the Farmers Market” that the company says is a top seller. Model 3810234 is an 8-1/2-inch-tall set of ceramic dancing chef pigs.

9732492_whiteburton + BURTON, known mostly for its balloons and party supplies, has jumped into the farm to table spirit with model 1821138, which is a ceramic oval tray that reads “Farm to Table/Table to Soul” and 9732492, its Decor Milk Jug, which retails for $44.

The Queens’ Jewels Collection of Wine Glasses

Cork Pops Queens Jewels_HolidayCork Pops has just introduced The Queens’ Jewels collection of hand-crafted jeweled wine glasses at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market from June 21 to June 27, 2017.

According to House and Home magazine, the latest glamour glassware is trending. The publication cites “glistening glamour” as something that will be popping up everywhere in the world of glass. FSR Magazine echoes those sentiments, stating that among the “Current Trends in Glassware [is] Adding Class with Glass.” More specifically, the glassware trend right now is all about enhancing the drinking “experience with the beverage” and considering “how the glass plays a role.”

The newest collection for Cork Pops, The Queens’ Jewels jeweled glassware, combines these trends with an abundance of sparkle to complement life’s beauty and to flaunt the drinker’s individual personality. Among the motifs featured on The Queens’ Jewels glasses are beach (crabs, flip flops, anchors, palm trees, starfish and seahorses), diamond (hearts, flowers, pink ribbons and apples), fleur de lis (the floral symbol of French royalty), holiday (hearts, shamrocks, pumpkins, snowflakes, Santa hats, Christmas trees and snowmen), pearl (oval, flower and bouquet with elegant pearl accents), sports (baseball, basketball, golf and soccer), western (cowboy boot and horseshoe) and The Queens’ Crowns (aurora borealis coronets befitting royalty).

All the glasses featured in the new Cork Pops collection can be purchased nationwide at fine gift stores throughout the United States. They retail for $23 to $35 and come in a choice of stemmed, stemless and swing top beverage bottle options.

Summer Markets Offer a Panoply of Beauty and Function

By Lorrie Baumann

The makers of high-end kitchenware and giftware are bringing a gorgeous array of new products that will surprise and delight your customers this holiday season to the summer markets in Atlanta, Las Vegas and New York. No matter which you’re able to attend, you’re sure to find items to entice the passionate foodies and the people who love them to browse and buy at your store this fall. Here’s just a small sample of the products that are making their debut in July.

Sips mugCB Gifts is offering the New Sips Signature mug, an all-purpose bone china 14-ounce mug with the Sips logo on the bottom. These mugs are safe in dishwasher and microwave oven, and there are 19 different designs to choose from. They’re sold in increments of two per design at a wholesale price of $5.00. See them in the Next Step Reps showroom in Building C at Las Vegas Market.

Vance Kitira is introducing a whole new catalog of items this summer at the markets in Las Vegas, Atlanta and New York. Among the new items are extensions to the company’s Timber Pears candles with new colors. The company launched Lemongrass, Tangerine, Pale Yellow, White, Sand, Sea Foam and Cranberry Timber Pears candles this past spring, and now for the autumn come Brown Sugar, Melon White and Moss for both Large and Slender Timber Pears. The Large Timber Pears candles measure 4 inches by 5.5 inches and retail for $ 11.00 each. The Slender Timber Pears measure 4 inches by 8 inches and retail for $17 each.

Vance KitiraThe company also offers three sizes of Glitter Pears to create a beautiful glitter story. Available in Red or Ivory, these are unscented, and each comes wrapped and dressed with coordinating ribbons. The original Glitter Pear is 3 inches by 4 inches and retails for $8. A larger one, 4 inches by 5.5 inches, and one that’s 4 inches by 8 inches are new. See them in Building 2 at AmericasMart, Building C at Las Vegas Market or at NY NOW.

Totally Bamboo, the original designer of bamboo kitchenware and the first to introduce the bamboo cutting board, is launching several new products during the summer 2017 markets. Totally Bamboo’s Striped Bar Boards are lightweight and convenient for all your small prep needs. Whether chopping onions or other veggies for a savory delight, prepping fruits for a refreshing smoothie or slicing citrus for cocktails on the patio, your customers will find so many uses for these little boards. Plus, they make great host/hostess gifts!

Totally BambooThe Striped Paddle Board measures 9 inches by 6 inches and is 1/2 inch thick. It retails for about $6. The Striped Bar Board measures 9-1/4 inches by 5-1/8 inches and is also 1/2 inch thick and retails for about $6. See them in Building 2 at AmericasMart and in the Next Step Reps showroom in Building C at Las Vegas Market.

kaydee3Kay Dee Designs is offering textiles for a well dressed kitchen with its Blooming Thoughts collection. The collection includes an Embroidered Hostess Apron, Oven Mitt, Potholder, Krinkle Flour Sack Towels, Fouta Towels and Embroidered Placemat. Both the Krinkle and Fouta Towels are 100 percent cotton. See them in the Next Step Reps showroom at Las Vegas Market.

NG215Nouvelle Collections is offering its Gold Two Tone Tea / Coffee Warmer Set of Detachable Glass Pitcher and 18/10 Stainless Steel along with other items at NY NOW. This is a beautiful coffee/tea/hot chocolate warmer set with a detachable glass pitcher in a 18/10 stainless steel holder. It’s two tone gold ripple design radiates glamour and sophistication, and careful craftsmanship and high-quality, tarnish-resistant materials make a product that will last a lifetime. The set retails for $99.00-$115.00, and it’s part of a collection that includes other gold two-tone items.

ARTELAlso being shown at NY NOW, ARTEL is offering a Large Pitcher in Black and Double Old Fashioned Glass in Black. These are extensions to the Jungle Deco Collection of mouth-blown, hand-engraved lead-free crystal glassware from the Czech Republic that ARTEL introduced last winter. The Jungle Deco Collection was inspired by Maurice Sendak’s illustrations for “Where the Wild Things Are,” according to ARTEL Founder/Director Karen Feldman. The Large Pitcher retails for $848, and the Double Old Fashioned retails for $213 per glass.

Metallic EvolutionMetallic Evolution will be exhibiting its summer collection in the American Made Collective showroom in Building C at Las Vegas Market. This Canadian-made collection of serving ware is all hand-forged in high quality stainless steel. Part tool, part sculpture, these utensils add a new dimension to the act of serving food. Each piece is individually created so that no two are identical. These utensils are functional as well as a decorative addition to the table.

GalleryGallery Drinkware is exhibiting this summer in the Artisanal LA section of Pavilion 1 at the Las Vegas Market with artistic, reusable glass bottles and drinkware that combine functionality and art in remarkably unique and eye-catching ways. Perfect for indoor or outdoor dining, this beautiful glassware brings the art of Wyland, Guy Harvey, Drew Brophy, and the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to the table. Each piece is limited-edition and decorated in the USA. The 1-liter bottles with 22 karat gold liquid frame and lettering retail for $45.

Arcadia trivetSee this Hand Felted Wool Snowflake Trivet from Arcadia Home on the 10th floor of Building C at the Las Vegas Market. This beautiful snowflake trivet doubles as decor when not in use and would make a terrific hostess gift or everyday present for the home cook. It’s artisan-made of hand felted 100 percent sustainable wool and retails for $22.

Wine PurseVivajennz is offering its Original Wine Purse. These are stylish beverage purses designed to carry juice for the kids or cocktails for the adults. Each purse is insulated and carries up to 3 liters. They have a hidden pouch to pour from, and the spout is discreetly covered. See it in Pavilion 1 at the Las Vegas Market.

YonantanModway Furniture’s Fairground Serving Stand organizes produce, dishes and serving items. Reminiscent of old time fairs and merchant stands, Fairground features a black lacquered steel frame with four removable produce storage baskets and a solid pine wood storage shelf. Positioned on four left-right mobile steel wheels, Fairground is a stand ready to serve up breakfast or lunch with nostalgic farmhouse charm. Each bin is 14 inches by 10 inches and is 8 inches high. Farmhouse Style Serving Stand retails for $675 and will be shown on the seventh floor of Building B at the Las Vegas Market.
Wellness MatsWellnessMats is challenging the very notion of an ‘anti-fatigue mat’ with its latest introduction, the Studio Collection. No longer relegated to the rectangle, the Studio Collection breaks the mold with its striking scalloped and an elegant sunburst semi-circle shapes, featuring stunning designs and available in a myriad of color options. The nexus of creativity, versatility and comfort, Studio offers decorative comfort solutions for the home and for the workplace. Scaled for all areas of the home, Studio is ideal for the kitchen, vanity, laundry room, especially for smaller kitchens, compact areas and for standing desks. The Scalloped Bella mats shown here retail for $99.95 and will be shown on the 11th floor of Building C at Las Vegas Market.
CDI FurnitureCDI FURNITURE is bringing its Marble Platters and Shallow Ceramic Bowls to NY NOW. Naturally cool, the Marble Platters, available in round and square, white and gray, not only look sophisticated, but they’ll keep a cheese and charcuterie board at the perfect temperature for serving. The Shallow Ceramic Bowls are a nice assortment of six shallow ceramic bowls, with graphic textural patterns that make them attractive as well as functional.

Marriage of Function and Beauty Marks Home Decor Introductions

By Lorrie Baumann

This year’s summer shows are offering a panoply of tabletop and home decor products that will work for your giftware shoppers as well as those who are planning to entertain at home during this winter’s holiday season. Here’s just a small sample of the products that will entice your browsers to make your store a destination.

Totally Bamboo, the original designer of bamboo kitchenware and the first to introduce the bamboo cutting board, is launching several new products during the summer 2017 markets. Totally Bamboo’s Striped Bar Boards are lightweight and convenient for all your small prep needs. Whether chopping onions or other veggies for a savory delight, prepping fruits for a refreshing smoothie or slicing citrus for cocktails on the patio, your customers will find so many uses for these little boards. Plus, they make great host/hostess gifts!

Totally BambooThe Striped Paddle Board measure 9 inches by 6 inches and is 1/2 inch thick. It retails for about $6. The Striped Bar Board measures 9-1/4 inches by 5-1/8 inches and is also 1/2 inch thick and retails for about $6.

CDI FurnitureCDI FURNITURE’s Marble Platters and Shallow Ceramic Bowls are naturally cool. Available in round and square, white and gray, they not only look sophisticated, but they’ll keep a cheese and charcuterie board at the perfect temperature for serving. The Shallow Ceramic Bowls are a nice assortment of six shallow ceramic bowls, with graphic textural patterns that make them attractive as well as functional.
YonantanModway Furniture’s Fairground Serving Stand organizes produce, dishes and serving items. Reminiscent of old time fairs and merchant stands, Fairground features a black lacquered steel frame with four removable produce storage baskets and a solid pine wood storage shelf. Positioned on four left-right mobile steel wheels, Fairground is a stand ready to serve up breakfast or lunch with nostalgic farmhouse charm. Each bin is 14 inches by 10 inches and is 8 inches high. Farmhouse Style Serving Stand retails for $675.

Metallic EvolutionMetallic Evolution’s Canadian-made collection of serving ware is all hand-forged in high quality stainless steel. Part tool, part sculpture, these utensils add a new dimension to the act of serving food. Each piece is individually created so that no two are identical. These utensils are functional as well as a decorative addition to the table.

Sips mugThe New Sips Signature mug from CB Gifts is an all-purpose bone china 14-ounce mug with the Sips logo on the bottom. These mugs are safe in dishwasher and microwave oven, and there are 19 different designs to choose from. They’re sold in increments of two per design at a wholesale price of $5.00.

ARTELBlack is back with ARTEL’s Large Pitcher in Black and Double Old Fashioned Glass in Black. These are extensions to the Jungle Deco Collection of mouth-blown, hand-engraved lead-free crystal glassware from the Czech Republic that ARTEL introduced last winter.

The Jungle Deco Collection was inspired by Maurice Sendak’s illustrations for “Where the Wild Things Are,” according to ARTEL Founder/Director Karen Feldman. The Large Pitcher retails for $848, and the Double Old Fashioned retails for $213 per glass.

GalleryGallery Drinkware offers artistic, reusable glass bottles and drinkware that combine functionality and art in remarkably unique and eye-catching ways. Perfect for indoor or outdoor dining, this beautiful glassware brings the art of Wyland, Guy Harvey, Drew Brophy, and the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to the table. Each piece is limited-edition and decorated in the USA. The 1-liter bottles with 22 karat gold liquid frame and lettering retail for $45.

kaydee3Kay Dee Designs is offering textiles for a well dressed kitchen with its Blooming Thoughts collection. The collection includes an Embroidered Hostess Apron, Oven Mitt, Potholder, Krinkle Flour Sack Towels, Fouta Towels and Embroidered Placemat. Both the Krinkle and Fouta Towels are 100 percent cotton.

Nouvelle Collections is offering its Gold Two Tone Tea / Coffee Warmer Set of Detachable Glass Pitcher and 18/10 Stainless Steel. This is a beautiful coffee/tea/hot chocolate warmer set with a detachable glass pitcher in a 18/10 stainless steel holder. It’s two tone gold ripple design radiates glamour and sophistication, and careful craftsmanship and high-quality, tarnish-resistant materials make a product that will last a lifetime. The set retails for $99.00-$115.00, and it’s part of a collection that includes other gold two-tone items.

The Hand Felted Wool Snowflake Trivet from Arcadia Home doubles as decor when not in use and would make a terrific hostess gift or everyday present for the home cook. It’s artisan-made of hand felted 100 percent sustainable wool and retails for $22.

Vance Kitira has just launched a whole new catalog of items this summer. Among the new items are extensions to the company’s Timber Pears candles with new colors. The company launched Lemongrass, Tangerine, Pale Yellow, White, Sand, Sea Foam and Cranberry Timber Pears candles this past spring, and now for the autumn come Brown Sugar, Melon White and Moss for both Large and Slender Timber Pears. The Large Timber Pears candles measure 4 inches by 5.5 inches and retail for $ 11.00 each. The Slender Timber Pears measure 4 inches by 8 inches and retail for $17 each.

Vance KitiraThe company also offers three sizes of Glitter Pears to create a beautiful glitter story. Available in Red or Ivory, these are unscented, and each comes wrapped and dressed with coordinating ribbons. The original Glitter Pear is 3 inches by 4 inches and retails for $8. A larger one, 4 inches by 5.5 inches, and one that’s 4 inches by 8 inches are new.

Wellness MatsWellnessMats is challenging the very notion of an ‘anti-fatigue mat’ with its latest introduction, the Studio Collection. No longer relegated to the rectangle, the Studio Collection breaks the mold with its striking scalloped and an elegant sunburst semi-circle shapes, featuring stunning designs and available in a myriad of color options. The nexus of creativity, versatility and comfort, Studio offers decorative comfort solutions for the home and for the workplace. Scaled for all areas of the home, Studio is ideal for the kitchen, vanity, laundry room, especially for smaller kitchens, compact areas and for standing desks. The Scalloped Bella mats shown here retail for $99.95.

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