NEW YORK, NY. – August 23, 2016 – 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 24, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The summer 2016 Accent on Design Award winners are:

Overall Excellence: YIELD (Booth #3717) is an independent design studio,
design label and manufacturer. The company designs and produces a range of
bags, jewelry, and goods for the home with an aim to pair American craft and
ingenuity with an eye toward the future.
Best Collection – Softgoods: Louise Gray (Booth #4162) pays homage to the
tradition of quilting by creating beautiful, contemporary heirlooms. Dedicated to
fostering sustainable manufacturing practices, each design is handcrafted by local
artisans in Minneapolis.
Best Collection – Industrial Design: Founded by Lorenzo Martone and
designed in NYC, Martone Cycling Co (Booth #4125) produces design and
style-driven city bikes, each one sporting a signature red chain, along with
fashionable and functional accessories.

“If you want to experience the cutting edge of design, NY NOW’s Accent on Design section is the place to be, and the winners of the Accent on Design Awards continue to innovate and deliver the best in contemporary design and functionality,” said Randi Mohr, Co-Director and Vice President, NY NOW. “Congratulations to Martone Cycling Co, Louise Gray and YIELD, and we look forward to seeing your continued success.”

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 175 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, August 20 and close on Tuesday, August 23. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, and the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, will open on Sunday, August 21, and close on Wednesday, August 24. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 94 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 50 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