Tabletop Market Shines at Spring Market (Continued from page 18)
Nine new showrooms debuted at Forty One Madison
Seen at 7 West
Auratic USA, Inc – 14th floor
This Chinese ceramic brand’s new showroom began with a “soft
opening,” of a portion of the 7000 sq. ft. showroom. The complete
showroom will debut in October. Auratic offers high-end color
bone china, produced by using advanced porcelain and bone china
production and state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment in its
Shenzhen, China factory.
1984 by the late industry pioneer John Miller, who discovered the
high quality, full-lead, handmade crystal from Slovenia. Rogaska
Crystal is expanding its brands with celebrity licensing.
Eisch USA – 15th floor
Founded in 1946 in the traditional glass producing area of Bavaria,
Germany, Eisch is now in the third generation of the Eisch family.
This showroom will be the company’s first in the U.S. The stemware
is made from lead-free crystal and is distributed to gourmet stores,
wine shops, hotels and restaurants.
Signature Housewares – 15th floor
Returning to Forty One Madison, California-based Signature Housewares designs, imports and distributes ceramic tableware and kitchenware. At the Spring Tabletop Market, “Dots” bakeware and accessories
were featured in four colorways: red, green, orange and black. Primary
markets for distribution include the US, Canada and the UK.
SJM Home – 6th floor
The new decorative glassware source specializes in mouth-blown,
hand-painted, hand cut and polished stemware and gift barware.
Approximately 100 sku’s were introduced in the new space, including
holiday-themed designs. SJM Home has the resources to design
and produce exclusive items for retailers with style and great value
Formation Brands – 16th floor
Clay Art, a long time Forty One Madison tenant, was acquired by
Formation Brands in fall 2009. It now joins Formation’s Slant and Stir
brands. The newly configured space will showcase a new side to Clay
Art with fresher, trendier designs. Slant Collections are best known
for production techniques including laser cutting and sandblasting on
Citrus colors were on display in the
Zak showroom at 7 West. Zak lists
yellow as a key pop color for 2010.
Kinetic – 15th floor
Specializing in the design, development and marketing of high
quality kitchen products, this showroom is the company’s first
permanent showroom. They featured the Go Green Glasslock line of
tempered glass storage along with stainless steel kitchen cookware
items and private label brand capabilities.
Tervis Tumbler – 15th floor
Tervis Tumblers were the world’s first insulated tumbler introduced in
1946. The Florida-based company is still family-owned and operated.
The permanently sealed, double-walled tumbler continues to evolve
and is now available in a variety of sizes with popular licensed
artwork, wraps and fashion colors.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels – 15th floor
Germany-based Zwilling J.A. Henckels presented a wide selection
of its premium tabletop and gift items, consistent with the brands’
reputation for excellence including: flatware, cutlery (knives) and
cooking tools; Staub cast iron and ceramic cook and serveware and
Demeyere stainless steel cookware.
Information on the above showrooms was provided by Forty One
Madison in a preshow press release.
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Rogaska Crystal – 16
Rogaska Crystal featured gifts, stemware and specialty items including
an introduction by Irish designer, Louise Kennedy for Tipperary
Crystal. The Rogaska Crystal brand was first introduced the US in