The October 5-8 New York Tabletop Show® was an exciting reunion for the industry with attendees from near and far gathering in person for the first time since October 2019. There was positive and hopeful energy as the community took steps toward normalcy.
SEEN + HEARD
Beginning with vibrant bold lobby displays to the Hunt Slonem Hop Up pop up showroom on the ninth floor, there was no shortage of bright bold color, which was also a notable product trend this show.
Hunt Slonem Hop Up Shop on Floor 9
While the pandemic barred some companies from travel, the show still saw attendance from 90% of the retailers who attended the October 2019 Show pre-pandemic.
(left photo) Wayfair Category manager for tabletop Kareem Ghobrial and co-founder and CEO Niraj Shah with Linda Levine at the new Godinger showroom. (right photo) Geary’s CEO Tom Blumenthal and his team meets with Vista Alegre.
New and newly renovated showrooms proudly opened their doors to welcome guest.
The LAV Glass team officially opened their doors on the 7th floor for Tabletop Show guests.
VP of Sales for Costa Nova and Casafina, Matt Hullfish reveals the brand’s new showroom on floor 15.
President of Portmeirion North America, Bill Robedee showcases the brand’s newly renovated showroom with Kristi Forbes, SVP and Director of Forty One Madison.
Hand decoupage lanterns by Paul Wojcik perfectly complemented the new Blue Dragon introductions in the new Mottahedeh showroom on floor 9.
The William Yeoward team reunited with FLOWER Magazine’s Amanda Fowler, style editor, and Julie Durkee, publisher in their new showroom on floor 9.
Creative Tops partner Milton Tjin, vice president Paul Pogor and chief development officer Lisa Knierim travel in to debut their new showroom in-person on the 18th floor.
Lenox CEO Bob Burbank and chief of sales Lucas Updegraph hosted a private celebratory event that brought many familiar faces together for some fun.
Lenox CEO Bob Burbank with the Macy’s team including Amanda Feterik, Macy’s Business Director, Vanessa Moss, Macy’s Buyer, Rob Keffer, Macy’s VP Fashion Office, Madea Neyor, Macy’s Assistant Business Director, Samantha Duke, Macy’s Buyer, Stephanie Aghassi, Macy’s Buyer, Michael Tracey, Lenox National Account Manager
Wayfair team members including: Nicole Hackett, Senior Manager, Partner Operations, Ryan Kelley, Associate Director, Partner Operations, Jeremy Martin, Senior Category Manager, Rosemary Scalise, Senior Associate, Category Management, Kate Macina, Senior Manager, Store Front, Eloise Murdzia, Manager, Category Management, Bryce Knight, Senior Analyst, Partner Operations and Kara Damiano, Senior Manager, Perigold.
Lucas Updegraph, Lenox Chief Sales Officer AND Sandy Grant, Lenox National Account Manager, Marcy McCarley, Lenox National Account Manager with the Dillard’s team including Stephanie Mourao, Dillard’s, Inc. Tabletop Buyer, Morgan White, Dillard’s, Inc. Asst Tabletop Buyer, Ken Welch, Dillard’s, Inc. DMM Hard Home, Travel and Fashion
Marianne McGovern Lenox International Account Manager with Allison Zisko, Editor in Chief HFN
Jessica Wong, Designer kate spade new york, Kevin Seitz, Designer kate spade new york, Laura Jaussi, VP of Lenox Brand Management, Fawn Ostriak, Lenox Chief Creative Officer Jacob Wilson, Director, Design kate spade new york
Christina Ferrara, Senior Associate Category Manager Bed Bath & Beyond and Zach Montague, Associate Product Designer Bed Bath & Beyond
Lucas Updegragh, Lenox Chief Sales Officer with Wayfair leadership Adam Sinoway, VP, Category Management, Niraj Shah, CEO, Co-Founder, Roy Gibbs, Director, Partner Operations, Paige Kelly, Director, Housewares & More
Designer Day made a return, with a special tour hosted by Galerie Magazine’s managing editor JIll Sieracki. The tour included stops at Daum Haviland, Mottahedeh, Vista Alegre, Orrefors Kosta Boda, Ginori 1735, Waterford and Hermes.