Tectonic Plates, an exhibition of 200 fine china plates presented in a gallery format, is organized and presented by The New English. The assemblage of plates is considered to be the world’s largest exhibition of its kind with 100 artists, textile and product designers, photographers, architects and other creative people contributing from around the world. Paul Bishop, Founder of the Barlaston, UK-based New English Company and originator of the concept, explained ceramics hold universal appeal and are a medium for expression. “Our aim is to inject a new look and feeling into the world of tabletop and rethink ceramics for a new, media and design savvy market, thirsting for new products.” The exhibition marks the first time Forty One Madison has held an art exhibition during the Tabletop Market. “We invited Paul to bring this inspiring, fresh, often whimsical, gallery-style presentation to New York for the spring show. I predict it will generate lots of ‘buzz’ among everyone in our business, from retailers and industry colleagues to the media and design students who will be visiting from the tri-state area during Market,” said Laurie Burns, Senior Vice President and Director of the building. The exhibition will be on view on the 14th floor of Forty One Madison during the Spring New York Tabletop Show, April 13-16, 2010.
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