WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The Tabletop division of the New York International Gift Fair has been refined and reorganized for this summer’s edition of the show at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, said show owner and manager GLM. Enhancements for the division include a purer concentration of specialty tabletop resources, a new layout of the exhibit hall and an influx of new and returning suppliers to the marketplace.
“The breadth and depth of our specialty tabletop resources will increase dramatically this August,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president. “The introduction of The Gourmet Housewares Show to NYIGF this summer allows us to better categorize tabletop and housewares resources, and construction in the Javits Center’s 3A and 3B Halls provides an opportunity to create a dynamic new floor plan for this division.”
The Tabletop division’s new layout positions Michael Aram, Vietri and Vagabond House at the entry, and Kim Seybert, Juliska, Bodrum and Mariposa in key up-front locations. At the same time, some repositioning of relevant exhibitors in NYIGF’s General Gift division (Andrea by Sadek, Jonathan Adler, Tissage Moutet and Claude Dezorme) and Accent on Design division (Alessi, ASA Selection, Blomus, Built, Chilewich, OXO, Royal VKB (Wabnitz Editions), Stelton and Umbra) will create groupings of “dynamic industry leaders,” GLM said, as well as shopping efficiencies for buyers.
A number of leading tabletop brands will return to NYIGF following a hiatus from the market. Dartington Crystal, a U.K. manufacturer of glass and crystal barware, returns following a decade-long absence from the New York Market; and Royal Copenhagen and TAG-Trade Associates Group both return after a five-year absence from the Fair. CE Corey also will return after a brief absence.
In addition, Belleek Pottery Ltd., Make International Ltd., Mottahedeh & Company and Romanov Collection all will exhibit for the first time at NYIGF.
The Gift Fair takes place August 14-18, 2011.