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NY Now Names Accent On Design Participants

More than 20 companies, representing a range of design-oriented product categories, will join the juried ranks of 150 contemporary and innovative product suppliers exhibiting in Accent on Design at NY NOW, the Market for Home & Lifestyle. The event is scheduled for Sunday, August 18, through Wednesday, August 21, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“Accent on Design will continue its decades-long tradition as a showcase for cutting-edge contemporary product design,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and svp/GLM. “These newly-accepted companies, as well as a number of design leaders returning to Accent on Design following an absence from the market, will bring an infusion of new design-driven home and lifestyle resources to NY NOW this summer.”

From 160 applications received, nine companies were accepted as first-time Accent on Design exhibitors: Ampersand (handmade lighting and home furnishings); Farrah Sit (home décor); Lufdesign and hada.mi design (home and office accessories); Materious (home furnishings); Moto Design Co., Ltd (clocks and office accessories); Nuline Distribution (lighting); Red Delicious (design collective); See Concept (reading glasses); Spazio8 snc / brand :Slow (tabletop, home furnishings and stationery); and Strand Design (home furnishings).

Other summer 2013 newcomers to Accent on Design include five current New York Market exhibitors moving into Accent on Design from other locations: Arbiter (tabletop); Assouline Publishing (books and stationery); Kinto Co.,Ltd, (tabletop); Joseph Joseph (kitchen accessories and cookware); and Sempli (tabletop).

Additionally, Accent on Design will welcome nine companies returning to the market following a hiatus: Bend Seating (home furnishings); bitplay INC. (home and office accessories); Donna Wilson (accessories and home furnishings); iittala (tableware and cookware); J-ME (home and office accessories); mau (sustainable Tyvek clothing); MENU/Creative Danes (housewares); Neo (neoprene accessories and home furnishings); and Nervous System (art, jewelry, and housewares).

Additional summer market highlights include the return of two design collectives, JOIN Design Seattle and the American Design Club, to showcase emerging and innovative designers.  The A+: The Young Designers’ Platform at Accent on Design also will return to the summer market with a juried “design incubator” showcase, introducing the work of emerging designers, selected on the basis of design concept, creativity and originality.