Maxwell & Williams Debuts at Spring Tabletop Market (continued from page 22) line and was the initial offering upon its founding in 1996. The heart of the Maxwell & Williams brand, White Basics offers consumers high-quality porcelain tableware with open-stock availability and an almost limitless number of configurations. The col- lection laid the foundation for every line that would follow and continues to be perennially popular around the world. In addition to White Basics, the Cashmere and Motion collections
will be available in the United States
as well. Cashmere is a beautiful
line of modern bone china, while
Motion is an ultra-contemporary
collection that incorporates curved
lines and undulating shapes to bring
a neoteric look to any table.
Lastly, the very extensive and
multifaceted line of Maxi gadgets will offer consumers everything from
peelers and corkscrews to graters and strainers, in every conceivable
material. The Gadget collection is an ideal way to complete Maxwell &
Williams’ initial U.S. offerings, allowing the company’s products to be
used in all aspects of the kitchen and dining room.
“By marrying our conviction, international resources and distribution
savvy with the marketing expertise of our U.S. team, the Maxwell &
Williams brand is poised to make a powerful entrance into the American
homewares market,” Grundmann concluded.
41 Madison & GLM Ambiente
As New York Tabletop Market celebrates the season’s second quarter
of trade show exhibitions, it’s fabulous to note the success of the first-quarter openings, from The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings
Market and the International Home + Housewares Show to the highly
successful German marketplace, Ambiente.
The world’s biggest trade fair for the consumer-goods sector closed
its doors on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, after having welcomed more
than 144,000 trade visitors, an increase of almost 10 percent over
the previous edition.
“With a good 144,000 buyers from 150 countries, Ambiente 2011
has exceeded all expectations. This is an excellent achievement for
the world’s most important consumer-goods fair. The big increase in
visitor numbers and the associated high level of satisfaction on the
exhibitor side indicate that the recovery is well advanced in Germany
and the world market,” said Detlef Braun, member of the board of
management of Messe Frankfurt GmbH.
During the fair from Feb. 11 to 15, 4,383 exhibitors from 86 countries
presented an international range of products for the fields of tableware,
kitchen, home, furnishing and giving.
Cathy Steel of Steel
Associates for NYIGF; Brad Simon and
David Spencer of
and Laurie Burns of
41 Madison pause for
a photo during the 41
during Ambiente in