NEW YORK, NY. — February 7, 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, February 8, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The winter 2017 Accent on Design Award winners are:

Overall Excellence: Barebones Living (Booth #3921) – Founded in 2012 from a desire to do good, Barebones Living is a purpose-driven organization that leverages it product, profits, expertise, and experience to do good in meaningful and impactful ways.

Best Collection – Softgoods: Wallace Sewell (Booth #4050) – Recognized for its unique textile designs, colors and patterns, Wallace Sewell was established in 1992 and showcases a diverse portfolio of woven products that exude excellence and originality.

Material Innovation and Product Execution: vacavaliente LLC (Booth #3840) – From product to packaging, vacavaliente is a premium design company that trades in 45 countries and specializes in recycled leather, delivering goods that are creative, fun and functional.

Best Booth Design: Taschen (Booth #4036) – Continuously reinventing its display presence at each market, Tashen is a publisher of books on art, architecture, design and more with store locations across Europe and the United States.

“The Accent on Design Awards recognize those companies and products that stand out in a group of amazingly creative and innovative brands,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW Show Director and Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “We’re thrilled to congratulate all of our winners, as their products are the perfect representation of what Accent on Design stands for and we look forward to seeing what they deliver in the future!”

For nearly 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 150+ contemporary designers 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® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and close on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, and the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, will open on Sunday, February 5, 2017 and close on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Attendees from all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).

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NOTE TO EDITORS: 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.

Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW