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A+ Application

NY NOW® is pleased to present A+ the young designers’ platform at Accent on Design®. Launched in February 2008 as an “incubator” program, A+ showcases emerging talent, pre-selected by the Accent on Design selection committee on the basis of design concept, creativity and originality. Young designers can really make their mark at A+: The Young Designer’s Platform, where the emphasis is on innovation and the opportunity is unlimited. New designers, in business for one year or less, can submit their designs, prototypes or products, and the selected participants will be awarded display space in A+ at Accent on Design®.

Accent on Design features a juried collection of 150+ contemporary designers such as Areaware, Chilewich, iittala, Pablo, Seletti, , Stelton and Tom Dixon and other industry leaders. The section is a critical resource for thousands of leading design retailers such as MoMA, Design Within Reach, The Future Perfect and Matter. For emerging designers looking to increase their exposure within the design community and launch a manufacturing business, it’s nothing less than an A+ opportunity!

For nearly 30 years, Accent on Design has been the preeminent marketplace for unique and forward-thinking design – changing the way we look at our homes, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, turning everyday objects into expressions of personal aesthetics, pushing the creative envelope. A+ the young designer’s platform seeks to showcase, support and foster the next generation of exceptional talent from around the world.

• Emerging designers (in business for one year or less), design students, and recent graduates are invited to submit an application.

• Designers will be juried by the Accent on Design selection committee based on design concept, creativity and originality.

Participation fee: $600.00