Approximately 25 cross-category home and lifestyle designers have been accepted into the Accent on Design® section of NY NOW™, the Market for Home + Lifestyle. Accent on Design’s juried collection of nearly 200 contemporary and innovative product suppliers – presented on Level 3 of New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – runs Sunday, August 17 through Wednesday, August 20.
According to Jaime Sikorjak, Accent on Design Sales Manager, “Some 150 applications were submitted for the August Market, and of these, 25 were recommended for participation by the Accent of Design Selection Committee. These first-time participants will add a compelling breadth and depth to the design-focused products presented within Accent on Design.”
Applicants accepted for participation in the August 2014 edition of Accent on Design are: Caravan Pacific, LLC (lighting); Chasing Paper (removable wallpaper); Coral & Tusk (embroidered textiles); Cousins and Co (lighting); EKOBO Ecology & Design (eco-friendly tabletop and accessories); Elyse Graham (handcrafted home décor and accessories); Good Candle (hand-poured candles); Hasegawa USA, Inc.(ladders); Hatzlachh Supply Inc/Broksonic (housewares); Justin Teilhet Porcelain (handmade porcelain pottery); Koncept (lighting); Martone Cycling (traditional and electric bicycles); mrkt (bags, totes, and tech sleeves); Nitin Goyal London (handcrafted home textiles); Oropopo (jewelry); Pepe Heykoop Products (handcrafted home accessories and lighting); Poppin (office accessories); Rebecca Atwood (handcrafted home textiles); Rimon Design House (jewelry and handbags); Robert Siegel Handmade (tabletop); Rule of Three (handcrafted home textiles); ScanTrends, Inc. (European home furnishings and accessories); S’well (reusable bottles); Wintercheck Factory (furnishings and accessories); and Young Once Limited (playthings).
In addition to these first-time participants, Accent on Design will welcome back several notable companies returning from a market hiatus: Ampersand, Creative Danes/ Menu, Donna Wilson, Ferm Living, Light and Ladder, ModProducts, Native Union, Nikkuu Design, Pappelina AB, SOURCE and Stelton A/S.
Additional highlights of the summer market include the continued participation of two design collectives – JOIN Design Seattle and the American Design Club (AmDC) – both of which showcase emerging and innovative designers. The A+™: The Young Designers’ Platform at Accent on Design also will return with its juried “design incubator” showcase, introducing the work of emerging designers, selected on the basis of design concept, creativity, and originality.
The summer 2014 edition is held at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – will encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Some 33,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.