With exhibitor feedback like this from the summer edition of NY NOW, it seems clear that the buzz was about buying. Buyers from all 50 states and 80+ countries – came to New York to write orders and get ready for the holiday season!
NY NOW is a destination for design, and recognizes innovative products through several award programs. What does award-winning design look like? These products took top “Best of Market” honors in four category-specific awards, and two overall awards in home and lifestyle:
BEST OF HOME: Define | Bottl
The eco-friendly Define water bottle allows users to take nutrient-rich, fruit-infused water to go. The Define Bottle was originally selected by a panel of trade and consumer editors as the Kitchen Preparation category winner in the Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares awards.
BEST OF LIFESTYLE: nhocchi™
This Pop up House Fort is portable, packable, easy to set up and hangs for easy storage. It’s handmade and hand embroidered with 100 percent cotton. The fort was originally selected as the Toy category winner in the Baby + Child awards.
Home Textiles: Antiochia™ USA LLC
The Alya Collection includes this double-sided traditional Turkish towel made of traditional hand looms in 100% cotton. It’s made in Turkey and available in orange, baby blue, red, lime green, grey and berry.
Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares:
Twig New York – Hankook Chinaware New York Inc.
A collaboration of Twig New York and ceramist Hayoon Kim, the Cutlery Series began from old cutlery found in a small flea market in London. This collection is made with fine bone china with 50% bone ash, and hand painted 24K gold.
Personal Care + Wellness: TOCCA LLC
In this Holiday Candela collection, classic holiday home fragrance scents are individually housed in gold embellished cartons. Each limited edition scent is hand-poured into custom designed scalloped glass. Available in Marrakesh (Vanilla Tabak), Chamonix (Rosemary Pine) and Meribel (Vanilla Fig).
Baby + Child: Lucy Darling Company
These Nursery Closet Organizers give parents the ability to section clothing by age and size, starting with newborn and ending at 2T, keeping nursery closets neat, stylish and functional.
What happened when NY NOW asked bloggers from noted design and trend-watching sites to identify stand-out products at the summer Market? Several scoured Accent on Design®, and their top picks earned “Bloggers’ Choice Awards.”
Marisa Marcantonio, Stylebeat Stone Candle Sconce by Fort Standard (Brooklyn, NY). “Its functional and beautiful. Fort Standard’s stone candle sconce provides illuminating candlelight while adding sculptural allure. A removable candlestick insert turns the back into a candlestick giving the piece dual functionality.”
Sevan Gatsby, Design-Calendar Islands and Coasts Quilts by Haptic Lab (Brooklyn, NY) “It’s tactile, intricate and whimsical. It delights me to see a product focusing on traditional craft techniques while everything is speeding towards the hi-tech. These heirloom-quality quilts—both decorative and functional—invite us to slow down, sleep in, get comfortable, feel safe and even find our way around using the sense of touch.”