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are thrilled to be a part of it. Also reporting their best show was Nambé. Bob Varakian, President and CEO of Nambé said: “The attendance was strong, buyers are feeling positive, our sell through on new items is very strong and we are trending very positively.”

Tabletop Market buyers and industry guests packed the Forty One Madison piazza for a cocktail reception that was an ideal occasion for networking and relaxing.

Collection at 41 Madison. Additionally, we received exceptional advice and support from the wonderful 41 Madison management team and the residents on the 9th fl oor. Everyone was very helpful and supportive. “41 Madison exceeded our qualitative expectations...senior management from all the major market leaders were in attendance with positive market forecasts and attitudes. Second, quantitative metrics also exceeded our expectations as not only were the major market leaders represented, but there was broadline market attendance with multiple representatives. We really appreciate the senior management visits from a few market leaders that made time for us on short notice and invested valuable time evaluating and appreciating our collection. We’re looking forward to the next show and the opportunity to connect with decision makers and friends.” Another fi rst-timer to the show was Tervis Tumbler, who took a permanent showroom on the 15th fl oor. Rich Kaplan, VP of Sales and Marketing reported the show to have “great energy and optimism”. The company feel taking a permanent showroom at 41 Madison has validated their place in the market, and

Forty One’s Deborah Brown retires after more than two decades serving the building’s tenants.

The show also marked the end of service for a valued member of the 41 Madison team. Deborah Brown. After 20 years of valued service in marketing and communications, Debby makes the spring edition her last show before retirement. In her role with ‘41’, Debby has managed communications with the press; supervised the Tabletop Market lobby settings, created industry seminars, special events and parties. During her tenure, she has written and edited more than 40 Forty One Madison Newsletters distributed to tableware executives around the world. “It has been an honour and a privilege to have this Rudin building as a client and to a part of Forty One Madison’s success in the industry on the global stage. I’ve enjoyed the work, the people and industry these

past two decades. Now, after 47 years since beginning a career that started in the New York offi ce of Neiman Marcus and evolved into home fashions, it’s time to kick back. I plan to spend more time in my weekend house, on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River, but keep a footprint in the City.” The team at Forty One are now gearing up for their involvement in the New York International Gift Fair, which will run in August. Gift buyers and retail executives will fi nd the Forty One Madison welcome mat out in its usual style for the Summer New York International Gift Fair. As has become its custom, the tableware building, where approximately 30 showrooms are open for show-goers, will offer complimentary mini-coach shuttle service between its East Side location at Madison and 26th Street and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the opposite side of the city, West 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue. “We know a taxi ride across town in traffi c can add up when you’re on a travel budget, and the shuttle is a convenience that Forty One is pleased to be able to offer again this year,” said Laurie Burns, Forty One Madison’s Senior Vice President Director. “The coaches are air conditioned, comfy and the best way to kick back and relax for the 20-minute-or-so ride between Gift Fair venues.”

The service will begin at Forty One on

Sunday, August 15, and continue through Wednesday, August 18, available during show hours.

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A Positive & Productive Week at 7W New York

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W New York Suites reported a strong market with healthy sales from both appointments and walk- in buyers. The cross-over effect generated by the popular Printsource New York show was immediately evident. Stylist Nancy Alusick brought it all together by using trend-setting prints as the inspiration for colourful lobby displays created with stylish products from 7 W tabletop and home accessory showrooms. Product trends spotted for the market included rainbow and citrus colourways, retro, enamel and products tied to a cause. According to Chris Collins, “We were thrilled with the positive vibe and upbeat mood here at 7 W for this Spring Tabletop market. The fi rst time initiative of hosting the Printsource New York market alongside tabletop week was a tremendous success and brought new opportunities to the market week as well as a tremendous dose of energy and enthusiasm throughout the building. The feedback from our tenants was that of positive and productive meetings resulting in a very successful spring market.”

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