The New York Tabletop Market at the Forty One Madison building, scheduled for April 16-19, will feature new showroom moves and a thought-provoking breakfast seminar, facility management announced. Q Squared, for instance, has relocated to the seventh floor, a move that provides the company double the space it previously had and allows it to house both showroom and offices.
According to Q Squared CEO Nancy Young Mosny, “Not only are we in a new and larger showroom that allows us to accommodate our expanding tabletop lines and development into a true lifestyle brand, but we’re also right off the elevator, a highly strategic location. We’ve found that being at Forty One puts us in great company among industry leaders, and from our own experience, we’ve found that this is a nurturing community where the best and brightest of tabletop can grow.”
Buyers also will find Royal Copenhagen in new quarters, with the company moving from the third floor to the 15th. The company has been a Forty One Madison tenant since 1996.
This market’s breakfast seminar at Forty One Madison will be on the topic “The Family Meal: Returning to the Table.” It will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at 8 a.m. Headlining the program are Laureen Barber, design director of Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Emma Mustich, who authors the Huffington Post blog, The Family Dinner, and Isabelle von Boch, North American spokesperson for Villeroy & Boch. Food & Wine magazine’s creative director, Stephen Scoble, will moderate.
“This topic truly will give Tabletop Market attendees food for thought about what our industry has at stake in helping to encourage family mealtime,” explained Laurie Burns, building director. “Public debate has bubbled up about how bringing the family back to the table and enforcing regular mealtimes together might be an effective antidote to some of the ills— childhood obesity and drug abuse, among them— that contribute to the fraying family fabric. The panelists are all passionate about the importance of family mealtimes.”
Decorating the lobby tables this year will be The Knot.
“We’re excited that [The Knot] will be sharing their inspirational ideas by creating the settings that will greet showgoers,” Burns said.
Thursday of Tabletop Market, April 18, has been designated Interior Designer Day. A regular market occurrence, Designer Day is the “one special day” dedicated to professional interior designers and architects, Forty One Madison related, when they have have direct access to the resources and company principals in the building. More than 30 showrooms currently participate in the program, building management pointed out.