Winners Receive Top Honors for Overall Excellence, Product Innovation and
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NEW YORK, NY. — August 15, 2018 — NY NOW®, the Market for
Home, Lifestyle + Gift
, 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 15, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The summer 2018 Accent on Design Award winners are:

Overall Excellence: W&P (Booth #4040): A Brooklyn-based
product design company with a mission to create products that inspire your
daily interactions with food and drink in ways you never imagined possible.

Excellence in Booth Design: MT Masking Tape (Booth #4111): The
original brand of design masking tape made of Japanese washi paper – excellent
quality for an infinite number of possible uses. Their booth features a rainbow
masking tape display suspended in the air featuring 1,260 rolls of tape.

Best New Product Innovation: SCOOP by LYFE (Booth #3725): LYFE®
believes in one simple philosophy, a simplified lifestyle in metal. SCOOP is an
ice cream scooper featuring a unique cast aluminum design and an ergonomic

Best Product Collection: +d, presented by Eastern Accent (Booth
#3820): Pleased to bring fine craftsmanship and artistry into the lives of all
through the beauty and uniqueness of its interactive products.

“NY NOW’S Accent on Design section is THE place to experience cutting-edge
design and innovation,” said Randi Mohr, Emerald Expositions Vice President and
NY NOW Director. “We’re thrilled to congratulate each of our winners, as their
products truly embody what Accent on Design represents and we couldn’t be more
excited for their continued success!”

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 125+ established and emerging
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.

More information about NY NOW can be found at



  • Press Registration @ NY NOW has
    an exciting new spot!

    For the summer 2018 market, Press Registration is located on Level 3
    just underneath the River Pavilion Mezzanine.
    Once you have your
    credentials in hand, we invite you to visit our Press Center, which will
    be situated in the middle of the action, directly on the market floor at
    the rear of the 2100 aisle on Level 3! 
  • The official name of the market
    is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow,” “New York Now,” “the NY
    Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.
  • Javits North will continue to
    be under renovation during the summer 2018 market and as a result, the
    Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on
    Level 3.
  • The entirety of NY NOW’s summer
    2018 market – including the Handmade® Global Design section
    located in the River Pavilion – opened at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12,
    2018 and will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the
    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. No sections are open
    on Saturday.

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Jennifer (Samuels) Polonsky
Coyne PR for NY NOW