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SUMMER 2010

INSIDE: Rogaska Steps Out in Permanent New Showroom 2 Martha Stewart Magazines Set the Lobby 3 Look Who’s Shopping the Showrooms 4 Editor at Large: Live on Location 6 Partying on an Enchanted Evening 7 Tectonic Plates Shake Things Up 8


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Rogaska Crystal Stepping Out of the Private Label Shadows Into the Limelight as a Stellar Crystal Brand Rogaska Crystal is the brand behind the brands. Though we can’t name names, the company has been producing private label crystal for just about every who’s who of tableware and gifts – from other manufacturers to exclusive luxury retailers. Now this go-to industry resource is letting its own name resonate with North American consumers as a singular crystal brand of distinction as its own original stemware, barware, vases, bowls and art pieces are finding their way to retailers’ shelves. For industry veterans the name Rogaska rings familiar – once prefaced by Miller (as in John Miller). Yes, this is ON THE COVER:

CS XIX is a recent Rogaska creation typifying its unmatched artistry.

the legendary Rogaska that the equally legendary Mr. Miller helped acquaint Americans with more than 25 years ago. Its rich history dates back to its founding in 1665, in Slovenia, and its craftsmen arguably are the high priests of crystal, revered for their incomparable artistry. An output of 40 tons of crystal daily, along with 1,000 employees, 300 blowers and 200 cutters, qualify Rogaska as one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Under Davor Senija, president and CEO, Rogaska Crystal

“It is important for Rogaska to have a presence at Forty One Madison if we

has taken root at Forty One Madison in a 16th floor

are to be successful in the U.S. The number of buyers who come to the

showroom that enjoys a northern exposure, allowing the sunlight to create its playful, magical effects on the crystal

New York Market is significant for our business, and even if we don’t meet

designs that line the space. One can find classical styles,

with them all, they see us here and recall the brand for the next time.

with intricate and ornate hand-cut decoration, as well as

– Devor Senija, President & CEO

contemporary looks with sleek silhouettes.

It is a range informed by the company’s own rich history plus an international status, with sales representation of its products in every corner of the world. A recent retail partnership forged only last year with Harrod’s is rapidly growing beyond all expectations. Rogaska personifies old world meets new. The ancient art of crystal blowing and hand cutting are still integral to the production, and it’s not uncommon for a single design to pass through six hands in the complete process. On the flip side, though, cutting-edge technology and the latest digital software allow in-house designers to push the envelope on their creative concepts. “There is a passion for making crystal here,” said Senija.

Davor Senija, Rogaska President & CEO, shows new collectible “City” series to Diane Wexler and Marsha Dautch of Jenss Décor, Buffalo.

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Some of Life’s Biggest Moments Take Place at the Table... A Shower Party, Wedding Reception, Mother’s Day Brunch and festive Friday Night Dinners are all causes to celebrate at the table! This was the message from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia that took center stage in Forty One Madison’s lobby with inspired tablescapes from Martha Stewart magazines.

Martha Stewart Weddings “Reception” Tablescape Selected sources: Seguso Viro stemware Royal Crown Derby china Waterford gold centerpiece bowls Wedgwood flatware Roses and menu cards by Martha Stewart licensees Insert: Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings puts the finishing touches to the tablescape.

Friday Night Dinner by Everyday Food The arrival of Friday night is an occasion to enjoy friends at a relaxed and casual dinner. Martha Stewart looks over the vignette inspired by her Everyday Food magazine. Selected sources: Philippe Deshoulieres Noritake square plates Riedel wine glasses Kate Spade for Lenox vases and candlesticks Flowers by Martha Stewart for 1-800-flowers.com

Martha Stewart Living’s “Mother’s Day Brunch” A soft palette of lavenders and delicate spring flowers celebrate a loving tribute to Mom on her special day. Selected sources: Vera Wang for Wedgwood bone china Royal Copenhagen dessert plates, cups and saucers Juliska goblets and flutes Jasper Conran flatware for Wedgwood Cake Stand: Martha Stewart for Macy’s FORTY ONE MADISON

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SHOWROOMS

Shopping the Showrooms PHOTOS LEFT TO RIGHT: John Teilborg, Ralph Lauren Home, ready to write an order for Lesley Sullivan, Bering’s Houston, TX. Keeping beverages hot and bold – Florida-based Tervis Tumbler launched a new showroom on the 15th floor. Rich Kaplan, VP Sales & Marketing (l) and Chris Simpson (r) welcomed Megan Meyers and John Lark, in charge of NY Liberty Women’s Basketball, Licensing for Madison Square Garden. Mark Shepard, Formation Brands/Clay Art President (center), with Barnes & Noble’s Kristin Bricker, Café Gift Buyer, and Erik Vochinsky, Merchandising Director. Sudi Taleghani (l), of II Sisters, with Rupal Patel, Neiman Marcus Direct buyer. Jacqueline Cambata (l) with one of the exquisite patterns she designed and which is offered by Julia Watts. Sango Executive VP Lance Wade with Cathy Hausman, Dillard’s tabletop buyer. Meissen’s relocated showroom on the 15th floor: Patrick’s of Alexandria, VA owners Troy Englert and Patrick Dempsey with Charlie Breslin and Liane Werner, VP Sales, with a limited edition tea pot suggested to retail at $52,000. Sheryl Green, Lux Bond & Green, Hartford, CT, with Val Saint Lambert’s U.S. distributor David Freiman and Export Manager Frank Van Reeth. New on the tenant roster: Eisch USA on the 15th floor launching Sensisplus glass from Bavaria. Paul Morton of Howard Charles (l) and Alan Zalayet (r) with Paul and West Sarver, myTableware.com. In his expanded new 17th floor showroom, Laurie Gates (second from left) works with Bloomingdale’s buyers Marcia Rodriguez, Richard Warner and Jennifer Chang, planner.

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Bridal Guide/bridalguide.com kept everyone energized with delicious Greek savories. Steve Ritterman, Senior Director, Diane Forden, Editor-in-Chief, and Susan Schneider, Executive Editor. Gary Andaas, Sr. VP Sales, Robinson Home/Oneida, with Dillard’s executives Beth Pacocha, Keith Tidmore, Susan Gasso-Arnold, Cara Dean, and Deborah De Leon. Andrea Hadek, owner of Augarten USA, shows exquisite Viennese porcelain to Jeannine Dal Pra of Elements, a Chicago specialty store. Introducing fine china patterns in collaboration with fashion label, red carpet Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, is Lester Gribetz, Lenox President, and Peter Cameron, CEO. Groupe Deshoulieres executives Cyrille Roze, Virginie de Toustain, Gerard Zink and Beatrice Senan (second from right) with Michael C. Fina merchants Meryl Gold, Suzanne Tinney and Diana Wilf. Libbey’s Robert Zollweg and Roger Williams (r) with Target buyers Kris Sherek and Brad Wilfler. Villeroy & Boch executives from Germany Alexander Lohnherr, Frank Massia and Constantin von Boch (second from right) with Macy’s Fine China Buyer Diane Narwid and planner Christopher Gonzalez. Piers Wedgwood with Millie Bratten, Editor-in-Chief, Brides, and Frank Bromberg, Bromberg’s, at the WWRD 50th anniversary salute to Waterford Design Director Jim O’Leary. Celebrating 30 years of the Yamazaki brand in the U.S., (an original Forty One Madison tenant) Etsuji Yamazaki (r) and his son, Yuichiro, Managing Director, with Geoff Sarm, Midwest representative. In the new Zwilling J.A. Henckels showroom on the 15th floor, Merry Orchard, Product Manager, and Patrick Accorsi, VP Sales, with Adam Glassman, Creative Director, O, the Oprah Magazine.

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NEWS

Lights! Camera! Action! On Location at Forty One Madison In a whirlwind of filming interior designers shopping for tableware in Forty One Madison showrooms, EditorTV talked to some of the most influential names in the business. To see what they had to say, their personal preferences, and how they shop ‘41’, click on: editoratlarge.com. Designers and architects know Forty One Madison to be the New York resource to see the most prestigious brand names in tableware in the world, all under one roof. Whether beginning a design project or putting on the finishing touches with a discerning client in tow, Forty One Madison is the place to find one-of-a-kind pieces, customized options and luxury brands.

In the Royal Crown Derby showroom, popular fashion and home blogger James Andrew (“What is James Wearing?”) with Julia Noran, Founder of Editor at Large and interviewer Tori Mellot.

Cookie Levine in the Julia Watts showroom says: “I don’t do five-piece place settings! Dinnerware is the frame for food and food is the art. Everything can be used in creative new ways like an individual bowl to serve poached fish in a broth.”

Celerie Kemble, an advocate for mixing and matching, shows how to make it all come together in the Philippe Deshoulieres showroom. “When I come to Forty One Madison I usually visit a specific showroom. This is my first time at Market and it’s so great to see everything all at once.”

At L’Objet, Georgia Tapert and Caroline Cummings tell clients not to be afraid to mix things up by layering, using different patterns together, mixing solids with patterns, pairing old with new and traditional with modern.

Susan Anthony, Director of Anthony Wright Interiors, Irvington-on-Hudson, urges her clients to use their good china and crystal every day. At Royal Copenhagen she learned that classic patterns, still in production since 1775, continue to be painted by hand and are available in open stock.

Checking out Mottahedeh news: Veranda’s Catherine Davis says, “Coming to Market is inspirational to me both professionally and personally; I love the products and always find what’s new and the next trend.”

Pickard’s President Andrew Morgan explains how Charlotte Moss and Kelly Wearstler’s unique china patterns are reaching a younger and newer customer, taking Pickard in a new direction.

SoHo-based Hilary Wallace’s portfolio includes an international clientele. “My younger clients’ lifestyles are less traditional and they like to mix things together. Many of Lalique’s designs could be right at home in traditional or modern settings.”

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A perfect spring evening brought out over 300 guests to Forty One Madison’s Market Party, outside on the Piazza, to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with colleagues, press, celebrities, designers and industry luminaries. Watching from nearby rooftops (including atop Forty One Madison) and across from Madison Square Park: 31 Antony Gormley sculptures, part of a Madison Square Park public art display, on view until mid-August.

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1. Linda Motley, owner of PS The Letter, Dallas, with Karen Wallerius and Julia Knight, of Julia Knight, Inc.

5. Kimberly Kimball and Diane Murphy of Martin’s Herend Imports, Bella deBono and Laszlo Szesztay, Herend, Hungary.

2. Bonnie Fratis, Bonnie Fratis Associates, with Laurie Burns, Forty One Madison, and Emily Noh, Gump’s, San Francisco.

6. Warren Shoulberg, HFN Editor-in-Chief, with Melissa Fritz, Hall’s, Kansas City, and Donna Squillace, Steuben.

3. Darcy Miller, Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart, Bill Rudin and Laurie Burns.

7. Stephen Chambers, WWRD Visual Director, found a new use for Wedgwood’s Pashmina pattern when he encountered one of the Gormley sculptures.

4. Tom Blumenthal, CEO, Geary’s of Beverly Hills, and Lawrence Bryan, Portmeirion.

8. Sara and Tim DeVine of DeVine Corporation with Ivar Ipsen, Royal Copenhagen. 7 FORTY ONE MADISON

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NEW YORK TABLETOP MARKET®

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October 12 – 15, 2010 April 12 – 15, 2011

NEW YORK GIFT SHOW August 14 – 19, 2010

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January 29 – February 3, 2011 (dates subject to change) Visit our website at www.41madison.com for regular updates and market events.

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Laurie Burns Senior Vice President, Director Deborah Elliott Brown, Editor Esther Perman, Contributing Editor

From Laurie After 20 years — and over 40 New York Tabletop Markets — our PR mastermind Deborah Elliott

Debby Brown,

Brown has retired. On behalf of

Susan and Jack Rudin.

the Rudin Family, heartfelt thanks go to Debby for her dedication,

Tectonic Plates Shake Things Up

kept The New York Tabletop Show on the cutting edge.

Art and industry collided in the first art

Looking to the future, I am pleased to announce that

exhibition ever held at Forty One Madison

Veeder+Perman (www.veederperman.com) has been

during the Spring Tabletop Market. The

named the PR agency of record for us. Welcome to

largest showcase of dinner plates ever

Esther Perman and her team!

assembled was created by Paul Bishop, founder of the U.K.-based company The New English. Two hundred dinner plates created by 100 artists, textile and product designers, photographers, architects and other talented people formed a dramatic gallery presentation on the 14th floor. 8

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professionalism and creativity. Her input and execution of Forty One’s marketing have

2010 has brought a wind of change to the retail buying

Debby Brown and Warren Shoulberg, HFN editor-in-chief.

front. Based on the pen-to-paper actions occurring at this past Spring 2010 show, perhaps consumer confidence is making a comeback this year. Word has it that buyers are looking for new offerings to refresh their stores. Manufacturers take note!


FortyOne Madison Summer 2010 Newsletter