NY NOW Home Collection debuts at summer market
Gary Evans -- Home Textiles Today, April 19, 2013
New York -- NY NOW Home, one of four new product collections to debut at the summer edition of home and lifestyle market NY (formerly NYIGF), will showcase about 1,200 suppliers at its upcoming event this summer.
Scheduled August 18 to 21, the event will represent a broad spectrum of home resources, which will be showcased together on Level 3 of New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
In addition to home furnishings, home textiles, tabletop and gourmet housewares, NY NOW Home also will feature the juried Accent on Design, an exhibition of contemporary design in the home and lifestyle industry.
"NY NOW Home unifies four categories of home products, which in previous years were presented in different locations throughout the market, into one cohesive and comprehensive collection," said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and GLM senior vice president. "Buyers will find a beautifully merchandised exhibit floor, offering some of the best brands in the home industry, in one easy-to-shop location."
Three broad categories of merchandise will be presented under the NY NOW Home umbrella: Home Furnishings + Textiles, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares, and Accent on Design.
Home Furnishings + Textiles offers a full range of decorative accessories, home textiles and furniture. Exhibitors, which will be grouped by aesthetic - such as traditional or contemporary - as well as price point, include Ann Gish, Authentic Models, Barreveld International, Cisco Brothers, Design Legacy by Kelly O'Neal, DK Living, Dransfield & Ross, Gold Leaf Design Group, Jamie Young Company, John Robshaw Textiles, Lazy Susan, Made Goods, Matouk, Natural Curiosities, Peacock Alley, Pine Cone Hill, SDH Enterprises, Sferra, Trowbridge, V Rugs & Home and others.
These home décor and home fashion suppliers will flow into the Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares section, featuring a wide array of home textiles for kitchen and dining, home entertaining resources, specialty tabletop and gourmet kitchenware. Within this category, notable brands include Arte Italica, Juliska, Kim Seybert, Lifetime Brands/Savora, Mary Jurek, Match, Michael Aram, Mottahedah, Nespresso, Vietri, Zak Designs, Zyliss and more.
Several design-driven gourmet suppliers - Blomus, Chilewich, Iittala, Joseph Joseph, Menu, MYdrap, Stelton A/S, Umbra and Wabnitz Editions - will serve as a bridge between Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares and Accent on Design. Other exhibitors featured in this juried contemporary design showcase will include notable home and lifestyle designer resources such as Areaware, Artecnica, Jonathan Adler and Seletti North America.
During market week, several home-focused events and seminars will be presented for both buyers and suppliers. Highlights include: "Customer Perceptions & Visual Merchandising Strategies for Home Products," hosted by ART; the second "Open House" trend display and seminar, presented by Sandow Media and One Kings Lane; "From Color Theory to Selection," presented by New York City's International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA); and the "Best of the Best NY NOW Summer 2013 Awards" as determined by ASID's N.Y. Metro Chapter.
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