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Biseta decorative pillows named Best New Product

New York – A pair of Italian-made silk dec pillows sporting classic and jazz-age designs won Best of Show honors for the Biseta company (Lurate Caccivo, Italy; booth #609 here), as the results of judging were announced in the Best New Product Awards competition at the New York Home Textiles Show. The Portofino floral design offered a lustrous, deep-toned salon ambience, while New York shouted a brassy and brash, cubist note. By celebrating two kinds of pleasure, the large format pillows spoke in one voice about luxury, Como style.

The other winners, on display at the Javits Convention Center: Bed Winner: Sferra (Edison, N.J.) "Chantal" and "Darcy" Cottage Collection bed ensembles made of Italian and Egyptian cotton sateen jacquard. (Booth 917).

Bath Winner: Forza & Company (Berkeley, Calif.) Ottoman Two Colours Collection towels, hand-woven on 125 year-old jacquard machines from yarn-dyed organic, first-harvest cotton – a 17th century tradition. (Booth 907)

Kitchen/Table -- Winner: George Henry, Ltd. (Shelter Island Heights,

N.Y.) Double Flower contemporary hand-embroidered placemat, napkin, cocktail napkin and guest towel set, made from 100% European linen. (Booth 701)

Home Accessories Winner: Aviva Stanoff Design Studio (Brooklyn, N.Y.) decorative pillows from the Vegas Collection – feather twin pillows using real feathers as part of the ‘velvet memory’ process which is unique to this studio. (Booth 604)

Home Apparel Winner: Altinbasak Tekstil (Denizli, Turkey) "Splash-Flashy" double-faced terry bathrobes and towels whose unique weaving process results in fibers which appear to be multi-colored. (Booth 1035)

The complete list of winners and finalists will be shown in the HTT Market Daily, available in print Monday. A panel of editors selected the entries based on innovative design, product solution, aesthetic appeal, creativity and new material or technology. This year’s judges

were: Karen Chambers, editor-in-chief, LDB Interior Textiles; James Mammarella, managing editor, Home Textiles Today; Rosamaria Mancini, senior editor, HFN; and AnnMarie Marano, associate editor, Fabrics & Furnishings International.

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