Thursday April 10th, 2014 - 9:42AM
Having earlier announced that four entirely new showrooms would open for The New York Tabletop Market, April 22 to 25, Forty One Madison has made room for another new-look space: Shinepukur Ceramics Ltd. Shinepukur has a freshly renovated 1,100-square-foot space on the 15th floor.
A renowned Bangladesh-based factory that began operations in 1999 and annually produces more than three million bone china and 18 million porcelain pieces for global distribution to all segments, including end-use consumers as well as hospitality and food service, Shinepukur has been a go-to manufacturing resource for many companies in the industry, according to Laurie Burns, the building’s senior vice president and director.
“We are proud to be a partner of Forty One Madison,” said Mohan Basak, who is heading up the North American operations for Shinepukur.
Global tableware manufacturer, Auratic, Inc., will be taking the wraps off its 14th floor showroom following a “major interior makeover,” according to Forty One. The company, which is based in China, opened its flagship North American headquarters at Forty One four years ago, but spent the past year redesigning the space that displays its array of bone china and porcelain products.
Auratic will also showcase new licensed product from young designer Brandie Gehan under the Brandie Home brand. (Don’t miss the Designer Profile on Gehan in Nouveau, inside HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®’s April 14 issue.)
The other showrooms celebrating their first Tabletop Show are Christofle, Joseph Joseph, Hankook Chinaware, and Zak Designs.