The New York Tabletop Show Coming this April

By Katie Suh

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A spring classic, The New York Tabletop Show will run from April 2-5. Since 1974, the bi-annual show has evolved into the premier destination for glassware, fine china, flatware and more.  Originally hosted at Forty One Madison, the show at one time featured 23 floors dedicated solely to tabletop accessories and decor. As always, this year’s show debuts new designs that are both contemporary and modern as well as classically inspired.

Attendees flock to the The New York Tabletop Show not only to shop & source a diverse array of products, but also for its special events. This year’s programming focuses on the ever-popular topic of flowers. A special breakfast seminar will be hosted on April 3rd, which will feature floral entrepreneur Calvert Crary. The seminar will offer insider tips on how floral arrangements can be used to boost business for retailers . Crary, who transitioned from an award-winning photographer to a successful florist with three flower shops in New York City, will offer an exclusive detailed presentation based on his own experiences. Learn how to fill your space with the smell of freshly trimmed roses, lavender, eucalyptus, and bay leaf.

Another anticipated guest is Margot Shaw, editor-in-chief of Flower magazine, who will share the story behind her career and sign copies of her book during the breakfast seminar. While working with floral designer Sybil Sylvester, Shaw realized her passion for flowers and recognized a hole in the industry: there were no publications devoted to just flowers. So she decided to start one! Taking the knowledge she learned from her former mentor, she quickly cultivated her own taste and design style and began a quarterly publication about flowers for enthusiasts like herself. As a leading magazine in its category, the demand quickly rose and due to its rising popularity, today, Flower magazine makes bi-monthly publications.

Lastly, what should be a given at any tableware show – the food! Learn from award winning chef Ryan Hardy about the arduous process of handpicking and sourcing his products for Legacy Records, one of his newest restaurants that opened last March in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of New York City!

Don’t miss out on the New York Tabletop Show and get a taste of what this year’s newest tabletop trends are!

Courtesy of Forty One Madison.

Courtesy of Forty One Madison.

Novitá and Maiarelli Studio Highlight the Power of Books at DIFFA’s Annual DINING BY DESIGN

By Katie Suh

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DIFFA’s signature event DINING BY DESIGN was held again this month at New York’s Pier 92 and was as bold as ever. DINING BY DESIGN is DIFFA’s annual 5 day showcase that invites designers to transform a space into a spectacular dining environment to raise awareness and grant funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs and advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. With more than 12,000 attendees who work in the field of architecture, interior design, and luxury home retail, the signature event is one of the most anticipated in the season. Out of the many exhibitors, we wanted to spotlight a collaboration we did with Maiarelli Studio.

For the second time, we partnered with Maiarelli Studio to create an installation for DINING BY DESIGN. This year’s theme for the table was empathy: a topic that seems even more relevant in today’s more and more globally connected world. The installation aims to highlight the importance of reading in developing an important life-skill: empathy. In this quickly ever- evolving society, we sometimes overlook the importance of reading as we always set it aside for when we have more “free time” but books are in fact powerful tools that may help us develop the necessary skills to connect and interact with others and successfully navigate our way through this busy world.

The installation featured a table floating atop large stacks of books with eight books covering the topic of AIDS at each of the place settings around the table. From poetry to non-fiction, the books on the table cover topics that bring the reader closer to the issue of AIDS and the lives of those affected by it. Creative Director and Founder of Maiarelli Studio, Giona Maiarelli says, “Books allow us to see the world through the eyes of others and respond with empathy for those different from ourselves. They bring us into the shows of those who may at first seem dissimilar to us, and ultimately draw out our similarities. When information is consumed at lightning speed, and hate spreads faster than truth, we reaffirm the power of books.”

By enlightening our minds and widening our perspectives through the act of reading books, we can become part of a society that is more knowledgeable and more empathetic. According to DIFFA, “Combating misinformation, ignorance, and prejudice is a vital element in the fight against HIV/AIDS and DIFFA is committed to continuing its support for this important work. By combining talent, creative marketing strategies, and a national network, DIFFA has found a way to leverage the resources of the design community to improve the lives of thousands of people impacted by HIV/ AIDS.”

Keep reading and expanding your horizons!

DRIADE Sample Sales

By barbara

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TABLES, CHAIRS AND SOFAS returned from exhibitions, fairs and photo shoots.

March 28 – 31,  2019

Driade Outlet: via Padana Inferiore 12, Fossadello di Caorso (Pc)

A1 exit Piacenza Sud

Tel. +39 0523 818655

Mail: outlet@driade.com

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