WHITE PLAINS, NY, July 11, 2014… Home Textiles Market Week® in New York will welcome a variety of fashion-forward and design-driven bed, bath and linen vendors to the upcoming summer 2014 market, August 16-20, 2014, at NY NOW™, the Market for Home + Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF®) and 230 Fifth Avenue. Beyond product resources, Market Week includes a series of buyer-directed educational seminars, special events and product design awards.
“We are pleased to welcome nearly 70 new home textiles resources, featuring a broad array of home fashion merchandise categories, to New York City for Home Textiles Market Week, this August,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and senior vice president. “With its combination of tradeshow and showroom resources, Home Textiles Market Week offers retailers the nation’s most comprehensive collection of high-end home fashions, alongside a full range of complementary lifestyle products.”
Of the 2,800+ exhibitors in NY NOW, some 275 are suppliers of mid- to high-end home textiles, including bed and bath fashions, table linens, kitchen textiles, towels, decorative accessories, area rugs, window treatments and decorative fabrics. The largest concentration of NY NOW’s new home fashions suppliers will be presented within the HOME Collection’s Home Furnishings + Textiles section, which is located on Level 3 of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Additional newcomers also are well represented throughout NY NOW – within the HOME Collection’s Accent on Design® and Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares sections, as well as in NY NOW’s LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections. In total, NY NOW will welcome nearly 60 new and returning home textiles companies to the summer market.
The 36 newcomers to NY NOW this summer are: Alegria Home, Amelie Mancini, American Alpaca Textiles, Art & Co., Bunglo by Shay Spaniola, BZDesign, Chesterfield Leather, Clothe My Soul, Cozy Nomad, Dmemoir, dot2knot, Eagle Products Textiles, Effe Collection LLC, IN SITU, S.A., JAMINI Paris, Katherine Rally Textiles, KBD Home, KHS Imports, Lorena Gaxiola, Maruyama Fiber Industry Co., Ltd., Lazybones, Maspar, Mela Artisans, Modernplum, Mona Designs NY LLC, Mrs. Lovegood, NK Tableware, Priscilla & Parker, Rooms by Zoya B, Inc., Rebecca Atwood Designs, REVE-LIVE LUXURY, Rule of Three, Sivaana Luxe-Table Linen, Walter G, Welcome Home Inc. and Yard & Co.
Another 23 home fashions suppliers are returning to NY NOW following a hiatus from the New York market. These companies include: Abanja, Ankasa, ADRI Collection, Bella Notte Linens, Inc., Bronte by Moon, a division of Abraham Moon & Sons, Busatti S.R.L., Daisy House, Dash and Albert Rug Company, Donna Wilson, Elegant Décor, FERM LIVING Aps, Fluf Textile Goods Inc., French Market Collection, Fresh American, Gloryfibers & Design Co., Hamburg House Inc., Nitin Goyal London, Pappelina AB., Pine Cone Hill, Pom Pom at Home, Saddlemans, VDS Group/Voila Home and Zicci Bea Bedding.
At 230 Fifth Avenue, six new home textiles showrooms will debut for the summer market. Newcomers include: Bellino Fine Linens, a supplier of exquisite luxury linens for the bed, bath and table; Triple Luxe Gallery, showcasing leading brands in bath, gifts, home textiles, tabletop and more; JT Rose & Co., an importer of mirrors, trays, vases and unique accents; Peacock Alley, a prominent supplier of luxury bed and bath linens; SFERRA Fine Linens, a leader in luxury for the bed, bath, and table; and Tessitura Toscana Telerie USA, Inc., an Italian supplier of exclusive and exquisite luxury linens. These newcomers join a robust tenant roster which includes notable home fashions suppliers such as CGG Home Fashions, Designers Guild, EKE USA, Indigo Home, Nancy Koltes, Signoria Di Firenze and Yves Delorme.
Beyond exhibits, Home Textiles Market Week will showcase the third annual “Open House” display, which features home products – from materials and color to commerce and branding – reflective of four key 2014-15 trend areas: Brass Tactics; Straight Out of Gibraltar; Prints Charming; and Lakeside Living. The exhibit, which is presented cooperatively by NY NOW and media partner Progressive Business Media, publishers of Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Home Accents Today and Home & Textiles Today, and color, trend and e-commerce partner One Kings Lane, will be presented at NY NOW, from Saturday, August 16 through Wednesday, August 20, in the Javits Center North Concourse.
Among highlights of the Market’s wide range of educational offerings is “Color Forecast: 2014 and Beyond,” which will be hosted by the New York City Chapter of the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) on August 18. The 90-minute session will present insights into trending colors, and the inspirations and influences forming the looks for the coming seasons. DJ Carey, Cottages & Gardens editorial director, will explore color trends and examine how colors influence consumer well-being, purchasing and interior design; Renee Hytry Derrington, Group VP Design for Formica Group and Laminex Group creative director at Formica, will present TREND VISION 2014, color and style observations on the world and major exhibitions. A complete schedule of events, with links to registration, is available at www.nynow.com/programs.
Select NY NOW HOME exhibitors will receive “Home Textiles Market Week Best New Products” Awards in four categories – Bath, Bed, Dining and Home Accessories. A panel of trade and consumer editors will determine winners in of each of these categories, plus one “Best of Market” distinction, and these five products will vie for “Best of HOME” honors, determined by popular vote during NY NOW. Voting begins, online at http://www.facebook.com/nynowmarket, on August 16, and winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Summer 2014 NY NOW.
Produced cooperatively by NY NOW and 230 Fifth Avenue, Home Textiles Market Week in New York City runs Saturday, August 16, through Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Additional information is available online at www.nyhometextilesmarketweek.com.