41 Madison Features Interior Designer Day, New Showrooms 17
it will be debuting 14 dinnerware patterns reflective of a new design
direction, with looks that are fresh, young and vibrantly colorful.
“This is a big departure for us and one that’s incredibly exciting,”
Interior Designer Day, April 19
In its drive to attract greater numbers of interior design professionals
to the Tabletop Market, Forty One Madison is teaming with Editor-At-Large to cosponsor this season’s Interior Designer Day, Thursday,
April 19. The day gets under way at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast, followed by a panel discussion on “The Road to Specifying Tableware
May Be Paved with Gold” from 9:30-10: 15 a.m. Renowned interior
designers Anthony Baratta, Darren Henault, Amy Lau and Inson
DuBois Wood will share their own experiences on the profit opportunities in counseling clients on tableware choices. Jessica Romm,
lifestyle editor at Martha Stewart Living, will moderate.
The Lobby Settings & More
Martha Stewart Weddings has said “I do” to creating the Forty One
Madison Avenue Lobby Tables, and editor-in-chief Elizabeth Graves
is promising brilliant treatments that will send sparks of creativity
flying among all market attendees, be they bridal-focused or others.
The settings will be on display throughout the show.
The Café on Level A will take on a bit of French flair as Bridal Guide
serves “April In Paris” themed eats. It’s a popular spot in the building
for meeting up with colleagues between appointments and showroom
visits. Enjoy the complimentary foodservice Tuesday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.;
Wednesday, 12-4 p.m.; and Thursday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 18, Forty One Madison is hosting a breakfast
seminar headlined by Simon Doonan, who was creative director at
Barneys New York for 27 years, putting the retailer on the map with
his fantasmagoric windows and displays. Now as Barneys creative
ambassador at large, he’s been appearing in-store coast-to-coast to
promote his latest book (his fifth), “Gay Men Don’t Get Fat.” It is a
deliciously hysterical read that includes, among other topics, commentary on food, which he defines as either gay or straight.
With a career that spans more than 35 years, Doonan has won many
awards for his window designs and was invited by President and Mrs.
Obama to decorate the White House for the 2009 holiday season.
“Simon Doonan is guaranteed to start everyone’s day off in high spirits,”
said Burns. “His skewed vision is irresistible, and we’re excited to be able
to host him at The New York Tabletop Market.”
The breakfast program is 8:00 until 9: 15 a.m. and, in addition to taking
questions following his presentation, Doonan will also be available to sign
books, with each guest receiving a complimentary copy courtesy of Forty
One Madison (while supply lasts). With seating limited, reservations for
this event are strongly recommended at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Forty One Madison and the New York Tabletop
Show, visit www.41madison.com.
IHA Honors Tabletop Collection
Alessi has earned a 2012 International Housewares Association (IHA) Global
Innovator Award (gia) for its newly introduced ‘Ape’ aperitif collection designed by Giulio Iacchetti. The collection was recognized for Best Collection
Design – Global Honoree, with four collections selected as finalists and only
one product emerging as a winner.
A set for serving an aperitif for two or three people, Ape consists of five
separate pieces with five different functions. “The Ape project was born after
I’d noticed the lack of specific items for the food aspect of the aperitif. I felt
this custom, that’s now so popular, needed its own special equipment, so I
designed some little multipurpose containers and a wooden board for the
tartlets, all arranged on a steel cake stand (to make them easier to take hold
of and use), along with suitably sized bowls for olives, peanuts and crisps.
The family is complete with three little inventions: a freestanding toothpick
holder that can also be inserted in the olive bowl, a teaspoon with a special
hollow that’s perfect for picking up peanuts, and a steel container with its
own cover for holding the waste bits and hiding them from sight.” The collection is designed with Iacchetti’s signature clear-cut, discreet style and is
ideal for use either at home or in a bar or restaurant.
The Global Innovation Award (gia) is the leading housewares industry
awards program, covering the industry as a whole, both retailers and manu-facturers/designers, worldwide. Since the inception of the gia program in
1999, there have been over 220 gia retail award winners, from over 30
countries. Honoring housewares design excellence, the gia design award was
introduced in 2011. For more information about Ape or about Alessi, please