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NYIGF Names New Accent On Design Resources

A dozen companies newly juried into Accent on Design will present a plethora of cross-category home resources in a mix of furniture, lighting, textiles and tabletop products at New York City’s Javits Convention Center from January 27 through 30. Accents on Design is part of the winter 2013 New York International Gift Fair

“Diversity, in addition to design excellence, remains one of the hallmarks of Accent on Design,” said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and vp/ GLM. “It’s also a market for new design innovation, which we’re fostering through A+: The Young Designers’ Platform, and our recent collaboration with Red Clay to redesign the Accent on Design Award.”

The 12 newly juried companies include: Artek, accessories, Atipico, home furnishings, Emoi Lifestyle Co. Ltd., home and office accessories, Essent-ial, home and office accessories, Humanscale, lighting, MQuan, ceramic art and objects, Nouvel Studio SA DE CV, glass tabletop,  Opiary, American made, handcrafted terraforms, Pappelina AB, plastic rugs, home textiles and lighting, Teraforma, tabletop, housewares and home accessories, Urbio, modular storage system, and Wrapped LLC, wrapping paper and stationery.

In addition to these first-time participants, Accent on Design also welcomes the return of five companies, it said: Acrylic, accessories, jewelry and bags, Built NY Inc., bags, totes, and cases,  Fatboy USA, home accessories, LEFF, clocks, and Reisenthel Accessories, carry bags. 

Winter 2013 Accent on Design Selection Committee members are: David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect, Ilene Shaw of Shaw + Co! Productions, Kathy Thornton-Bias of MoMA, and Laura Young of Areaware. In addition to jurying applicants for Accent on Design, this group also selects participants in A+: The Young Designers’ Platform at Accent on Design. 

Beyond exhibits, market highlights will also include the seminar, Design Concept to Market: A Holistic Approach for Success, on Tuesday, January 29, for product designers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs. Moderator Joanne Domeniconi, co-founder and chief discovery officer of Daily Grommet, will lead the discussion.