Biseta decorative pillows named Best New Product
April 3, 2006,
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.
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.