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Godinger to Open Forty One Madison Showroom

41Madison

NEW YORK–The Godinger Group has signed a long-term lease with New York permanent showroom building Forty One Madison, where it will occupy roughly 13,000 square feet on the 27th floor. About 70 percent of the showroom will be used by Godinger and the remaining 30 percent will be filled by Home Essentials. Forty One MadisonMore »

Last updated: October 30, 2014

Alessi, UPenn Students Collaborate on Design Project

Alessi

NEW YORK–Alessi is sponsoring an interdisciplinary workshop that will guide students at the University of Pennsylvania through every stage of the product design process this fall. The fall semester course will focus on the creation of a stand-up workstation, taking students from design brief to scaled prototyping. Students will present market analysis, design concepts, andMore »

Last updated: October 27, 2014

Blog: More New York Tabletop Show Discoveries

Spode Home

NEW YORK-The New York Tabletop Show ends today, wrapping up what several vendors said has been a satisfying show. Gibson outlined some of what it considers the key trends going forward: Au Naturel, a catch-all phrase for handcrafted pottery looks that display the hand of the artist; black and white; global blue (the key hueMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2014

Lenox’s Marton Named SVP, Marketing

Dennis Marton

BRISTOL, Penn.-Dennis Marton has been named senior vice president, marketing for all Lenox and Gorham brands. Marton succeeds Lou Scala, who left the company to join Nambe. Marton, who reports to Lenox president Lester Gribetz, previously served as vice president of sales.

Last updated: October 24, 2014

Euro Ceramica Partners with Turner Classic Movies

TCM

NEW YORK-Tabletop company Euro Ceramica has signed a license agreement with Turner Classic Movies to bring a little bit of classic Hollywood magic to the table. The TCM tabletop collection will include everything from dishes and flatware to a full range of table linens and tabletop accessories. Each line will be inspired by a classicMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2014

Blog: More News from New York

Lenox

A second day at the New York Tabletop Market unearthed plenty of new products and marketing plans. Libbey is referring to its new marketing strategy as “owning the moment,” reflecting a new emphasis on cultivating consumer experiences rather than focusing solely on product. It launched a new brand, Just Indulge, which is based on homeMore »

Last updated: October 23, 2014

Blog: News from the New York Tabletop Show

Noritake

The New York Tabletop Show is in full swing. Lifetime Brands is introducing a wide array of new dinnerware, glassware and flatware, most of which is contemporary and casual, in muted neutrals, pale pastels and the color combination of the moment, indigo and white. Lifetime also introduced Towle dinnerware, designed to coordinate with existing popularMore »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

Tabletop Show Opens in New York

Forty One Madison

NEW YORK-The fall edition of the twice-yearly New York Tabletop Show begins today. Buyers from across the country and from diverse channels of distribution will head to Forty One Madison, 230 Fifth Ave. and individual showrooms around the city to view the newest dinnerware, glassware and flatware on offer. Expect to see plenty of indigoMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014