Fall NY Tabletop Market Thrives
as Companies Expand Showrooms,
Introduce New Product
Editor’s Note: Welcome to our Special Briefing on the Fall New York Tabletop Market. We’ve highlighted
new and expanding showrooms at both Forty One Madison and 7 W New York. We’ve pulled out some
product highlights to pique your interest and organized a list of events and seminars taking place during
the market. Based on our conversations with tabletop companies, we’ve only scratched the surface of
new introductions in this issue. Look for a wrap-up of new products in the November issue of Gourmet
Business. Enjoy the Fall New York Tabletop Market.
Stelton, a Danish-based company, will debut DOTS at
its new permanent showroom at Forty One Madison’s
floor 16 at the 2010 Fall New York Tabletop Market.
Diane Ruengsorn, founder of
Domestic Aesthetic, chose 7
W NY’s Gallery on 6 for her
Fall New York Tabletop Market
debut. “They were great about
working with me and young
companies,” she said.
The annual Fall New York Tabletop Market is thriving, with major showroom expansions, new companies and new products taking center stage
at Forty One Madison and 7 W New York from Tuesday, October 12
through Friday, October 15, 2010.
After nearly two years of conservative product introductions and few
showroom expansions, companies at the two pillars of the New York
Tabletop industry, Forty One Madison and 7 W New York, are shaking
off the recession and getting
down to business.
At Forty One Madison, five permanent
new showrooms will debut at the
Fall Market: Arda Glassware (floor
15), Guzzini (floor 6), JMC Global,
Inc (floor 19), Salt & Pepper (floor
7) and Stelton (floor 16). Arda
Glassware offers a selection of
Turkish glass tabletop and home
accessories. An Italian tabletop
and kitchenware company, Guzzini
offers functional everyday products
with modern lines. JMC Global
offers cutlery and flatware with
a portfolio of licensed products.
Salt & Pepper is a contemporary
Australian lifestyle brand.
The fifth new company at Forty
One Madison is Stelton, a Danish-based company new to the US
market. According to Nils Lindblad,
U.S. Sales Director for Stelton,
the 50-year old company wanted
to control the U.S. wholesale and
distribution of its classic stainless
steel products by performing these
“We feel we need to show the
trade that we are a serious player
in the market,” said Lindblad. “All
the major players are at Forty One
Madison. The showroom is an
investment to build our brand in
tabletop,” he added.
Five temporary showrooms are also
opening at Forty One Madison for
the fall show: Augarten USA (floor
19), Hermes (floor 9), Juliska (floor
9), La Mediterranea (floor 19) and
Vietri (floor 17).
Long time showroom tenants BIA
Cordon Bleu and Portmeirion USA
both expanded their showrooms
at Forty One Madison. BIA Cordon
Bleu more than doubled their space
from 3,000 square feet to nearly
7,000 square feet.
Portmeirion expanded to encompass
most of floor 19. Paul Murawski,
Portmeirion’s vice president of
marketing, explained, “Because of
aggressive growth, it was necessary
to expand to properly offer each of
our brands the space they need.”
In addition to the showroom
expansion, Forty One Madison
remodeled floor 19 using recycled
carpet, wall coverings and LEED
Certified, lower watt modern
lighting. Five of the floors at Forty
One Madison have been remodeled
within the last two years to include
environmentally friendly building
materials and fixtures.
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Domestic Aesthetic’s Piazza Plate