– Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design Sections Define Quality Craftsmanship and Pave the Way for 2018 –

WHITE PLAINS, NY. — December 7, 2017 — NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, proudly embraces designers, makers, and global artists and will continue its ongoing support by showcasing new and established companies during its upcoming winter 2018 market. Through its dedicated Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design sections, attendees will have the opportunity to explore incredible finds from around the world across all product categories and all media. The Handmade Designer Maker section will be open February 4-7, 2018 and can be found on Level 3 of The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, while the Handmade Global Design section will be open February 3-6, 2018 and can be found on Level 4 (River Pavilion).

“Whether they’re made in a limited-production studio or through global artisan workshops, the products exhibited by the companies in our Handmade Designer Maker and Handmade Global Design sections are so creative and unique,” said Randi Mohr, Vice President and NY NOW Director. “We love being able to support these amazing companies and their captivating designs and can’t wait to see the incredible new products they have in store for retailers this winter.”

Handmade Designer Maker
NY NOW’s Handmade Designer Maker section features a juried collection of more than 350 designer maker resources from across the United States and around the world. Exhibitors have developed lines of unique and original work, with a focus on limited-production across all categories. A full list of exhibitors in this section can be found here.

This February, NY NOW attendees will have the opportunity to see what these talented makers have been producing and how they have been creatively using new materials into their designs, particularly in the jewelry category:
      •      Dconstruct (Booth #1036) – Jewelry line made from concrete
      •      Broken Plates (Booth #1027)- Jewelry line made from glass plates
      •      Unpossible Cuts (Booth #1155) – Wooden jewelry line

NY NOW also welcomes new companies to the Market and those that are returning after an absence. Some of these exhibitors include:
      •      Adellelouise (Booth #1329; New to NY NOW) – Accessories
      •      Artech Studio (Booth #1240; Returning to NY NOW) – Glassware
      •      Belle & Union (Booth #1241; Returning to NY NOW) – Stationary, textiles,
kitchen (tea towels, aprons, baking utensils)
      •      Guerdoo (Booth #1255; New to NY NOW) – Men’s accessories
      •      Spicer Bags (Booth #1151; Returning to NY NOW) – Accessories

Handmade Global Design
The Handmade Global Design section is unique to NY NOW and provides attendees with a dedicated day on Saturday, February 3 to exclusively immerse themselves in this compelling section. Exhibitors are hand-selected and will showcase authentic designs, from traditional to modern, that have been handmade through global artisan cooperatives and represent the epitome of quality craftsmanship. These exhibitors have U.S. distribution and wholesale pricing capabilities, making it easy for buyers to place orders and bring these exceptional products to their customers. A full list of exhibitors in this section can be found here.

When it comes to what is on-trend in the Handmade Global Design this year, exhibitors are featuring more and more products with woven components, such as woven baskets, bowls, and even wall décor and home accents. Some of the exhibitors leading the way include:
      •      All Across Africa (Booth #226)
      •      Bamboula (Booth #300)
      •      Bridge for Africa (Booth #244)
      •      Steve Parkes (Booth #217)
      •      Swahili African Modern (Booth #423)

In addition, we welcome the new and returning exhibitors that will be showcasing in Handmade Global Design, some of which include:
      •      Home & Loft (Booth #309; Returning to NY NOW) – Decorative accessories
      •      Salaheddin (Booth #402; New to NY NOW) – Tabletop & lighting
      •      Sari Bari (Booth #509; New to NY NOW) – Home décor, baby, & accessories
      •      SOCCO Designs (Booth #537; New to NY NOW) – Decorative accessories

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About NY NOW
The winter 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place February 3-7, 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. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, February 3 and close on Tuesday, February 6, on Level 4 in the River Pavilion. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, February 4 and close on Wednesday, February 7 on Levels 1 and 3. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve. 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” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.
    •    Javits North will continue to be under renovation during the winter 2018 market and
as a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on
Level 3. It will open on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and close on Wednesday,
February 7, 2018.
    •    Get a jump on summer planning – NY NOW’s summer 2018 market takes place in
its entirety, Sunday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob
K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW