The Forty One Madison building will feature new tenants, as well as expanded showrooms, during the fall New York Tabletop Market, held October 15 to 18.
One newcomer to Forty One Madison and the U.S. marketplace is Guy Degrenne Group, a French manufacturer that will show premier quality cutlery for retail as well as hospitality.
Lee’s Group International, best known for trend in melamine, acrylic and other materials, also now has a space at the Forty One Madison building. In addition to custom products, Lee’s will feature Laurie Gates licensed products in mixed materials. Kavalier Glass is also opening a showroom, which is known globally for its borosilicate glass products, according to Forty One Madison. Additionally, Kavalier now owns Walther-Glas and Bohemia Crystal, and these renowned brands also will be showcased.
Homer Laughlin, which is home to Fiesta branded tableware, will have a larger presence on the 16th floor to house its hospitality division. Retail brands Fiesta and Hall China, made in the U.S.A., and RAK Ceramics, a modern, light-weight durable porcelain that Homer Laughlin exclusively distributes in the U.S. will be part of this expansion.
“We’ve got great brands in both our retail and our foodservice divisions,” said Richard Brinkman, vp/sales and marketing fro Homer Laughlin. “This additional space has allowed us to properly present the full scope. Forty One Madison is synonymous with tabletop. Most food and beverage directors, chefs and top hospitality managers know that they can find their tabletop resources at this one address in New York City.”
Prouna is also doubling its space. Only four years since the founding of this dinnerware brand, the company is now broadening its offering as the exclusive North American distributor for several prestigious, high-end brands produced in Europe. Added to its portfolio and represented in the showroom are: Val Saint Lambert Crystal, Jacques Pergay porcelain, Lehmann Glass, Villari porcelain and candles, and Claudia Barbari Linens.