NEW YORK–Another two showrooms have signed leases at Forty One Madison and will be open for business during The New York Tabletop Market, April 12-15. “Retail buyers are going to find more new and valuable resources when they get here,” said Laurie Burns, who also added that the Spring Market is shaping up to be a very promising show.
Taking space on the newly renovated eighth floor is Circle Glass. According to owner Sidney Elmann, he made the decision to relocate Circle to Forty One Madison because “this is the perfect place for Circle Glass to step up the presentation of its latest upscale product lines, including some new licensed collections. Being at Forty One Madison takes us to the next level in our business strategy.”
Industry veteran Nils Lindblad is opening his own showroom, NGL Associates, on the 17th floor where he will be representing a lineup of home brands breaking into the U.S. market. Among the portfolio is ASA Selection from Germany, Sweden’s Cult Design, Italy’s Sowden Design and Serene House. Lindblad also represents Stelton, located on the 16th floor. “Forty One Madison is the place to meet the right buyers for high end products for the home,” he said. “So, I’m pleased to be able to open my showroom at this prestige industry address.”
Forty One Madison is teaming with LUXE Interiors & Design magazine to host a special program for interior design professionals. “We want to help to broaden their awareness of how valuable a resource the community of showrooms can be in finding not only tableware, crystal and flatware, but also lighting and decorative accessories,” said Burns. She estimates that more than 30 showrooms are welcoming the design trade. The program, Interior Designer Day, is Thursday, April 14.