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NY METRO CHAPTER OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS SELECTS “BEST OF THE BEST” AT SUMMER 2015 NY NOW


NEW YORK, NY, August 18, 2015…The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) NY Metro Chapter recognized seven HOME Collection exhibitors as the “Best of the Best” at the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, which runs through Wednesday, August 19, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“We are honored to continue our long-standing partnership with ASID’s NY Metro Chapter, and appreciate their expert opinions in curating the very ‘best of the best’ among NY NOW HOME Collection exhibitors,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW director and vice president.

Winners of the ASID “Best of the Best” awards for the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW are:

Imaginative Product Presentation:
Two’s Company

Innovative Product Design:
Tommy Mitchell

Social Responsibility/Ecological Sensitivity:
In 2 Green

Lighting:
Zenza

Accessories:
Bojay

Textiles:
Callisto Home

Wall Art:
Zoe Bios Creative

“The ASID NY Metro Chapter ‘Best of the Best’ awards allow us to spotlight the cream of the crop across a variety of product categories that are of relevance to interior designers,” said ASID NY Metro Chapter President, Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, CID, NCIDQ, of Design Concepts Interiors. “In the rapidly changing world of interior design, NY NOW’s HOME collection is a vital resource for many industry professionals to see designers’ visions come to life in tangible ways. The lessons that can then be applied to their own businesses are varied and vital and one of the many advantages that the show has to offer every year.”

The panel of judges for the summer 2015 ASID “Best of the Best” awards were: Judging Chair Kelsey Ranson, Allied ASID – O’Neil Langan Architects; Barbara Bell, Allied ASID – Barbara Bell Interiors; Shannon Leddy, Allied ASID – Shannon M. Leddy Interior Design; and Jennifer Levine, Industry Partner – Axor | Hansgrohe, Inc.

Founded in 1975, ASID is a professional organization with more than 40,000 members in the U.S. and Canada and comprised of practicing interior designers, design students and industry representatives. ASID’s community of interior design professionals must pass rigorous acceptance standards: a combination of accredited design education and/or full-time work experience. Professional members must also pass a two-day accreditation exam administered by NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification). For more information, visit www.asidnymetro.org.

NY NOW HOME showcases home furnishings, home textiles, tabletop and gourmet housewares, as well Accent on Design®, a juried showcase of 150 contemporary and innovative product suppliers, highlighting established and emerging designs across all product categories. The summer 2015 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will run Saturday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW’s three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE, as well as NEW! exhibitors – encompass 100,000 products in myriad product categories. Attendees from all 50 states and around the world are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.

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NOTE: Award presentation photos are available upon request to SandyLee@CathySteelAssociates.com