FORTY ONE MADISON'S GIFT SHOW OFF TO A FLYING START WITH ADDED SERVICES AND SPECIAL EVENTS January 25-29, 2009

New York, NY --- The New York Gift Show at Forty One Madison will open January 25 th with 25 showrooms participating, lobby displays created by several of the building's tenants and a host of new services added to the Gift Show line up.    

     Laurie Burns, Senior Vice President and Director of the building noted that nearly one-third of her permanent showroom tableware tenants have customers that attend the New York Gift Show.   "Either they are actively engaged in the giftware industry, looking to increase their share or get into the business.   Conversely, independent stores are always looking for new products and sources, particularly at the high end, which plays into our roster of prestigious tenants.

We have an unprecedented number of showrooms that will actively participate in making Forty One Madison a 'must stop' for any retailer in the business of buying and selling gifts during the January Show!"  

  Showrooms Open During Gift Show

Note :

Individual showroom hours and days may vary; some showrooms are offering complimentary breakfast or other refreshments during the day.

Arthur Court - 3 rd floor

Certified International - 13 th floor

Daum - 8 th floor

DeVine Corp. - 9 th floor

Fitz and Floyd - 9 th floor

Jay Import - 12 th floor

Lenox - 24 th floor

Lunt - 4 th floor

Meissen - 13 th floor

Mottahedeh - 21 st floor

Mr. Christmas - 38 th floor

Nikko Ceramics - 17 th floor

Oneida - 4 th floor

Pasabahce - 7 th floor

Portmeirion - 22 nd floor

Prima Donna Designs 8 th floor

Riedel Crystal - 3 rd floor

Rosenthal - lobby level

Royal Bohemia Crystal - 22 nd floor

Royal Copenhagen - 3 rd floor

Royal Worcester/Spode - 6 th floor

Seguso Viro - 9 th floor

Villeroy & Boch - 18 th floor

Waterford Wedgwood - 23 rd floor

William Yeoward - 13 th floor

Lobby Settings Created by Forty One Madison Tenants

Giftware buyers are in for a visual feast when they enter the lobby of Forty One Madison where they will be met first with table vignettes created by several building tenants. *   Included will be: beautiful Daum French crystal; brilliant bone china from Nikko Ceramics paired with Royal Bohemia stemware; hand painted Royal Copenhagen china; and decorative accessories from Jay Imports.       

Free Shuttle Bus Service between Forty One Madison and other Venues

Every 40 minutes, comfortable mini buses, seating 16 passengers, will run Sunday through Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. between Forty One Madison, 230 Fifth Avenue and the Javits Center.  

New Travel Association with Lois Lane Travel Agency

Forty One Madison has partnered with Lois Lane Travel to offer convenient and affordable hotel accommodations for Gift Show attendees.   The agency, with 30 years of experience, specializes in finding the best boutique hotels, usually within walking distance of the permanent showroom buildings and/or Javits Center.   Affordable prices, range from as little as $99. to the mid-$300's with most in the low $200's category; some include breakfast.   For more information, contact Lois Lane directly toll free: 888-212-8966 or click on loislanetravel.com.

Free Admission to Museum of Arts and Design during the Gift Show
Special Viewing Saturday, January 24 th   4:00 - 6:00 PM

Anyone with a Winter 2009 Gift Show badge is invited to visit New York's newest museum at 2 Columbus Circle, (59 th Street & Broadway) compliments of 41 Madison, 230 Fifth Avenue, 7 West and NYIGF anytime during the Show, January 23 - 29.    On Saturday, January 24 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM there will be a relaxed gathering and viewing in this breathtaking museum, located where    midtown Manhattan, the upper West Side and Central Park come together.

"Casino Night" - Gift of Life Benefit: Sunday, January 25 th - 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Forty One Madison is a proud supporter of the Gift For Life benefit, Sunday, January 25 th , in the trendy new event location in west Chelsea, la.venue: 606 West 28 th Street.   Themed a Casino Night, proceeds will benefit DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.   For ticket information and more details, click on diffa.org/giftforlife.

Buyers' Lounge - Level A

The building will be open daily 9:00 to 6:00 PM and provide complimentary coat checking on Level A, WiFi internet access, phones and restrooms. Current issues of gift and tableware trade magazines will be available on the Media Wall, courtesy of their publishers.

                                       

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Forty One Madison, a Rudin Building, is committed to the growth and support of the tableware and gift industries in New York.   Located at the corner of Madison and 26 th Street, the building is open daily 9:00 to 6:00 PM.   For showroom listings and special events, click on www.41madison.com or for questions, contact: Laurie Burns at lburns@rudin.com