– Handmade® Designer Maker Joins Level 3 Exhibitors and will be Open August 20-23, 2017 –

WHITE PLAINS, NY. — June 12, 2017 — This summer, buyers looking to expand their stores with creative and original handmade designs will be pleased to find the most beautiful and innovative products in the industry from the Handmade® Designer Maker section at NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. NY NOW’s HANDMADE collection is the industry’s hallmark of design and craftsmanship across all media and the Handmade Designer Maker section in particular is set to make a grand display this year as it moves to Level 3 of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This location shift means that it will be open Sunday, August 20 through August 23, alongside some of the biggest names in the industry making for a truly unique shopping experience for buyers and attendees alike.

“The passion we see from the makers in the Handmade Designer Maker section is inspiring,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW Show Director and Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “Beyond the incredible designs and quality craftsmanship, the makers are on-hand and eager to talk about their process and the personal stories behind their work. There’s no doubt that buyers attending the Market will have the chance to bring some amazing and one-of-a-kind designs to their stores this year.”

NY NOW’s Handmade Designer Maker section features a juried collection of 350 designer maker resources from across the United States and around the world. Exhibitors in this section have developed lines of unique and original work, with a focus on limited-production across all categories. More than 40 new companies were accepted into the section this Market, including six Emerging Makers from the NY NOW winter 2017 market. NY NOW is also pleased to once again have the British, German and French Pavilions joining the section, highlighting some of the amazing designers from each country. A full list of the Handmade Designer Maker exhibitors can be found here, but below is just a small sampling of the exciting companies that will be there.

•   AHeirloom (Booth #1131) – Featuring customized and sentimental cutting boards
made in the U.S.A.
•   Porcelain and Stone (Booth #1271) – Featuring elegant, nautically-inspired porcelain
•   Willful Goods (Booth #1379) – Featuring a variety of colorful, handcrafted goods
and housewares

In addition, NY NOW welcomes back approximately 20 companies to the Market that are returning after an absence. Some of those incredible makers include:

•   Dumye (Booth #1444) – Featuring eco-friendly, limited edition dolls that can be
personalized, and for every doll purchased, another doll is gifted to an orphan or
vulnerable child in need
•   Finn (Booth #1129) – Featuring jewelry and accessories form Argentina
•   JR Meyer Lighting (Booth #1102) – Featuring lights that combine the beauty of fine
hardwoods and wood veneers with glass
•   Lisa Neimeth Ceramics (Booth #1368) – Featuring beautifully unique
ceramic tableware and sculptures

To register to attend and experience everything that the Handmade Designer Maker section has to offer, or for more information on NY NOW, please visit

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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® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, August 19 and close on Tuesday, August 22. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, August 20, and close on Wednesday, August 23. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 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 6.5 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 be under renovation starting with the summer 2017 NY NOW
market. As a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will move to Level 3
of the Javits Center.

Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW