– Featuring Iconic Product Designs,
Culinary and Home Products, Architect Collaborations and More! –



WHITE PLAINS, NY. – July 12, 2018 – NY NOW®, the Market for
Home, Lifestyle + Gift
, is the place to
be for buyers, shop owners and designers looking for the most contemporary
products on the market. The cutting-edge Accent on Design® section will offer an unparalleled opportunity
to see the most unique and contemporary designs from around the world that are decorative
and incredibly functional. From furnishings and decorative accessories to audio
accessories and state-of-the-art kitchen gadgets, Accent on Design presents the
latest in modern design across all categories of product. Buyers looking for unique
and forward-thinking designs can find them at the NY NOW summer 2018 market starting
Sunday, August 12, 2018 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K.
Javits Convention Center in New York City. Accent on Design is located within
the HOME Collection and can be found on Level 3 in the 3700-4200 aisles.

“From furniture and home décor to kitchenware
and lifestyle accessories, Accent on Design features original and creative product
designs that break the mold and set new standards,” said Randi Mohr, Vice
President and NY NOW Director. “This season’s brands hail from 20 countries
around the globe and will deliver a unique and innovative blend of form and
function that create products that buyers need – and NY NOW is the place to be
to see them all!

Brands We Can’t
Wait to See Again


As the industry’s leading resource for
innovative, design-led merchandise for more than 30 years, Accent on Design
presents 150+ established and emerging design brands that continually push the
creative envelope and change the way we look at the everyday. Some exhibitors
that are returning to the Market this summer include:

Tom Dixon (Booth #3710) – A British design brand featuring lighting,
furniture and accessory collections.

SkLO (Booth #3937) – Partners Karen Gilbert and Paul Pavlak
create accessories, vessels, sculptures, lighting, and wall pieces made from
hand blown Czech glass. Karen is an American craft artist, metalsmith and
jeweler, and Paul is an American architect and designer.

Taschen (Booth #3840) – A publisher of fabulous and innovative
books that are available at low prices to everyone around the world. Taschen
does not just follow trends, they create them.

Design Ireland (Booth #3940) – A collection of seven brilliant Irish
designers across categories such as decorative accessories, candles, woven
throws and scarves, home furnishings and more. Designers include: Foxford Woollen Mills, Diem Pottery, Jando, J
Hill’s Standard, Slated, Blaithin Ennis and Field Apothecary.


Droog (Booth #3713) – A conceptual design company featuring
lighting, tabletop and home accessories. They focus on matters that affect
society and its people and believe that process is key.  


Eleanor Pritchard (Booth
– A design brand that creates and produces woven woolen blankets and
cushions characterized by pared-back geometrics and graphic reversible


Fresh Taiwan (Booth #3930) – A collection of 10 brands showcasing original and creative capabilities of design
talents in Taiwan. Brands will feature ceramics, home décor, personal
accessories, jewelry and more.


LEFF (Booth #3713) – Working from their studio in the city
center of Amsterdam, LEFF creates unconventional watches.


Pappelina AB (Booth #3721) – Featuring rugs and home accessories that
are crafted with love and made with pride in Sweden.

W&P Design (Booth
– The Brooklyn-based team boasts expertise in design, manufacturing,
culinary arts, publishing and beyond with more than 250 products ranging from
kitchen and bar tools to cocktail mixers, cookbooks and more.

Brands We Can’t
Wait to Welcome


New brands and original products that won’t
be seen anywhere else! At each market, brands offer original, creative and
authentic designs as well as new and innovative use of materials. Some of this
year’s new exhibitors include:

Aplat (Booth #4017) – 100% organic cotton culinary totes made in
San Francisco that are simply beautiful, well-crafted and sustainable. Designed
for gourmands, chef and bakers to transport culinary treasures, turning food,
wine and garden into the perfect gift.

Atelier Swarovski (Booth #3707) – Covetable, innovative objects for the home
through collaborations with the world’s leading luminaries in design and


Huygens (Booth #3713) – With most clocks you will hear the day
ticking away. Huygens clocks use incredible materials and have an innovative
movement that ensures complete silence in any room.


Kartell US (Booth #3704) – An Italian design company featuring furniture,
furnishings, lighting and home accessories.


LYFE (Booth #3725) Metal kitchenware products with a simplistic design that will stand the test of

New and Convenient Dates


NY NOW will feature a new date pattern for
the summer 2018 market offering greater convenience to both buyers and
exhibitors. Accent on Design will open along with the rest of NY NOW at 9:00
a.m. on Sunday, August 12 and close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15 (one
hour later than previous markets). Please note that no
sections are open on Saturday
. This date pattern represents a return to NY
NOW’s traditional and preferred summer schedule, eliminating the staggered
opening of recent markets and allowing buyers to shop all sections of the
Market – including Accent on Design –
at any point during the show.

Register Today!


NY NOW is open to members of the industry including
retailers and buyers as well as members of the press. For more information and
to register, please visit

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About NY NOW


summer 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the
Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift,
will take place August 12-15, 2018 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. Attendees from all
50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald
Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the
United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well
as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over
500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF
of exhibition space.

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,” “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 –
will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 and 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.


NY NOW has a new logo. If you need a high-res
version for your coverage, please contact us at



Jennifer (Samuels)
Coyne PR for NY NOW