Forty One Madison Hits 40 Year Mark As Tabletop Resource

Forty One Madison is preparing for the fall edition of the New York Tabletop Market, scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, through Friday, October 24. It is celebrating its 40th year of being a tabletop resource.

“While we stay true to our mission of excellence by providing the best market experience to our visitors, change is the one constant here,” said Laurie Burns, svp/director, Forty One Madison.

Orrefors Kosta Boda, the premier Swedish brand of crystal and glass designs has moved into a 2,000-square-foot showroom on the ninth floor, returning to Forty One Madison after a 10-year absence.

“Forty One Madison has been home to the tabletop and giftware industries for years, and everyone at Orrefors Kosta Boda is excited about coming back to the building,” said Matthew Jones, the company’s U.S. president.

Noritake was the first tableware company to plant its roots at Forty One Madison in 1974, and not long after, several other prestigious companies followed, and they, too, remain in the building to this day, according to building management. The Rudin family, owners of Forty One, will be honoring these stalwarts with a special presentation. In addition to Noritake, Mr. Christmas, Nikko Ceramics, Oneida, Reed & Barton, Rosenthal, Royal Doulton, Villeroy & Boch and Wedgwood also will be recognized.