New York Tabletop Show Opens Today



NEW YORK–Tabletop buyers from across the country begin their search for the latest and hottest new tabletop products at the New York Tabletop Show here today.

The show, held at permanent showroom buildings Forty One Madison, 7 W New York, 230 Fifth Avenue and numerous individual showrooms across the city, promises to offer a plethora of entertainment-related items, the introduction or extension of license partnerships, plenty of giftware, and showroom after showroom of new dinnerware, glassware, flatware and crystal for the fall selling season.
Among the showroom party draws are a jazz singer at Lenox and a psychic at Royal Crown Derby, a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Spode Christmas Tree and the debut of Vista Alegre’s U.S. division.

On Wednesday Forty One Madison will host a breakfast seminar entitled, “The Family Meal: Returning to the Table,” featuring Huffington Post blogger Emma Mustich, Isabelle von Boch of Villeroy & Boch, and Laureen Barber of Stone Barn Centers for Food & Agriculture. Moderated by Stephen Scoble of Food & Wine, the panel will discuss the family meal and its implications for the tabletop industry.

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Last updated: April 16, 2013

New York Tabletop Show Opens Today



NEW YORK–The New York Tabletop Show begins today at permanent showroom building Forty One Madison as well as at 7 W New York, 230 Fifth Avenue and individual showrooms across the city.

Newly licensed collections from manufacturers such as Lenox, Gibson, Meyer Corp. and others promise to make a splash at this market. New interpretations of longstanding brands will also be presented, while overseas brands with a renewed commitment to the American market will put their best foot forward.

Key trends to look for at this market include the continuation of soft, feminine forms and softened edges, contrasted on the other side of the design spectrum by architecturally inspired looks. Vintage designs are gaining prominence, while visual texture remains a key design movement.

The social roster is full of showroom and building parties and celebrations this week, and the permanent showroom buildings will offer their usual hospitality and amenities.