– Winners Receive Top Accolades for Product Collections, Booth Design and Curation –

WHITE PLAINS, NY. — August 22, 2017 — NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, today announced the winners of the Accent on Design® Awards. This awards program recognizes product design excellence, innovation and creativity among NY NOW’s Accent on Design exhibitors, a juried collection of contemporary designers and their products currently on display through Wednesday, August 23, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The summer 2017 Accent on Design Award winners are:

    •   Best New Product Collection: Dovetail (Booth #3865)
Dovetail is a new kind of publishing company that pairs impactful books with original
    •   Best Overall Collection: Yamazaki USA Inc. (Booth #3736)
Yamazaki brings thought and creativity to everyday items through design inspired
by life in Japan with products that are both decorative and functional.
    •   Best Curation: Design Ireland Booth #4162) – Furniture and lighting
Presented by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Design Ireland showcases
and allows buyers to discover the best of design and craft from Ireland all in one
    •   Best Booth Design: Fornasetti Profumi (Booth #3910)
Fornasetti Profumi encompasses various home scenting devices from candles to
incense and diffusers, each with a clearly defined purpose and that can be re-used
or given an alternative use.

“Congratulations to all of the winners for our Accent on Design Awards,” said Randi Mohr, Group Show Director, NY NOW and Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “The exhibitors in this section are always on the cutting edge of trend-forward design and product innovation, and this Market’s award winners shine a spotlight on what we can expect from the section in Markets to come.”

For more than 30 years, Accent on Design has been the industry’s definitive resource for design-led home and lifestyle merchandise. Presented as part of NY NOW’s HOME Collection, Accent on Design’s nearly 180 brands are culled through a set of juried acceptance criteria including: originality, creativity and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials; products which address and solve problems; consistent and continuous new product creations; a focus on contemporary design; and functionality.

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About NY NOW

NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, August 19 and close on Tuesday, August 22. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, August 20, and close on Wednesday, August 23. Handmade® Designer Maker also moves to Level 3. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve. More information about NY NOW can be found at

•   The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,”
“NYNow” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.
•   Javits North will be under renovation starting with the summer 2017 NY NOW
market. As a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will move to Level 3
of the Javits Center and has a new date pattern, opening Sunday, August 20, and
closing on Wed., August, 23. This section is no longer open on Saturday.

Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW