NY Now has announced that it has accepted 25 cross-category home and lifestyle designers into Accent on Design for the summer 2014 edition 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, 2014.
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.”
In housewares, new Accent on Design participants include: Caravan Pacific, LLC (lighting); Cousins and Co (lighting); EKOBO Ecology & Design (eco-friendly tabletop and accessories); Elyse Graham (handcrafted home décor and accessories); Good Candle (hand-poured candles); Hatzlachh Supply Inc/Broksonic (housewares); Justin Teilhet Porcelain (handmade porcelain pottery); Koncept (lighting); Nitin Goyal London (handcrafted home textiles); Pepe Heykoop Products (handcrafted home accessories and lighting); Poppin (office accessories); Rebecca Atwood (handcrafted home textiles); Robert Siegel Handmade (tabletop); Rule of Three (handcrafted home textiles); ScanTrends, Inc. (European home furnishings and accessories); S’well (reusable bottles); and Wintercheck Factory (furnishings and accessories.
In addition to these first-time participants, Accent on Design will welcome back several notable companies returning from a market hiatus. Exhibitors returning for the August 2014 edition include 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.