NEW YORK, NY. – August 22, 2016 – NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, in conjunction with HGTV Magazine announced today the winner of the “Best in Market” Award. The Design Dua Dog Bed by Design Dua received the recognition at the NY NOW summer 2016 market and is on display in booth #628 now through Tuesday, August 23rd, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“I’m so excited about this award and it means so much to our group,” said Coretta Owusu, Founder, Design Dua. “This is our first time at NY NOW and we couldn’t have expected a better outcome. We can’t wait to be back!”

The Design Dua Dog Bed is a creative take on Bolgatanga style baskets. The beautiful baskets are hand woven with elephant grass and boast vibrant colors, and an inner cushion is placed inside each one, making a comfortable bed for pets.

The “Best in Market” Award recognizes one extraordinary product that stood out among the nine category winners of the “Best New Product” Awards*. This year, the nine category winners from the “Best New Product” Awards were evaluated by Kate Doherty, Market Director of HGTV Magazine, before a winner was selected.

“I’m thrilled to be NY NOW’s ‘Best in Market’ judge this year, and it is an honor to award Design Dua with this incredible recognition,” said Kate Doherty, Market Director of HGTV Magazine. “The competition was fierce this summer, and all of the products were innovative, bold and stylish. However, the Design Dua Dog Bed stood out to me because it combined two very different things – African baskets and dog beds – to create a beautiful, multi-colored pet accessory that will stand out in any room.”

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*Note: Accent on Design® is judged independently from the “Best New Product” Awards.

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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).

More information about NY NOW can be found at

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.

About HGTV Magazine
HGTV Magazine, a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Scripps Networks Interactive, is a fresh, new home lifestyle magazine that gives readers inspiring, real-life solutions for all the things that homeowners deal with every day-from painting to pillows to property values-in an upbeat and engaging way. Inspired by HGTV’s exciting and entertaining programming, the magazine offers the value of insider advice from trusted experts, as well as the enjoyment of taking a look inside real people’s homes. Unique in concept and voice, HGTV Magazine is accessible, friendly and fun. Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching 78 million readers (Spring 2016 MRI/GfK at 79.5 million) and 54 million site visitors each month (comScore), with a social media following of 110 million.

Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW