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ACCENT ON DESIGN®

The industry’s leading resource for innovative, design-led merchandise for over 35 years, Accent on Design® presents nearly 150 established and emerging design brands that continually push the creative envelope and change the way we look at the everyday.



Criteria for acceptance includes:

Original, creative and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials and/or process; products which address and solve problems; a focus on contemporary design (as perceived by the committee); functionality; and consistent and continuous new product introductions.





"NY NOW® is a huge part of our sourcing. It’s convenient for us, And I also love how NY NOW® is going into this new level. They’re re-imagining the show and getting very creative, so they’re listening too. They get it, and they’re changing their programs. This market has been markedly different,and I think really improved and very buyer friendly. There’s an excitement in the air, so I love the direction that they’re going in. It’s nice to see familiar faces But I also try challenge myself and go into booths that I necessarily wouldn’t, to push myself to being open, and I find some really lovely surprises. Coming to NY NOW® really enables me to find new vendors as well as continue the relationships with my ongoing vendors, and that makes a difference for me. It’s a very efficient show as a buyer.”

Cooper Boone, Owner - Foundry 42+

Emerging Designers Establish Themselves With New Materials

Contemporary Design is Celebrated for Innovative Home Decor

For nearly 35 years, Accent on Design® has been the pre-eminent marketplace for unique and forward-thinking design – changing the way we look at our living spaces, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, turning everyday objects into expressions of personal aesthetics, pushing the creative envelope.

The home and gift industry's leading resource for innovative design for more than 30 years, Accent on Design® showcases nearly 150 domestic and international brands both established and emerging designers. From furnishings and decorative accessories to audio accessories and state-of-the-art kitchen gadgets, Accent on Design® presents the latest in modern design across all categories of product.

Curated by an independent selection committee of professionals within the contemporary design community, criteria for acceptance into this juried section of NY NOW® includes: original, creative and authentic product design and/or design concept; new and innovative use of materials and/or process; products which address and solve problems; form and function; and consistent and continuous new product introductions.

A critical resource for thousands of leading design retailers such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Future Perfect, and Matter - Accent on Design® continues to feature the latest in innovative design from established design brands such as Chilewich, Stelton and Jonathan Adler to emerging design talent like Closca Design S.L. and fruitsuper design.

Each market, the selection committee recognizes select exhibitors for their exceptional level of design. Previous awards have been given for excellence in product design, outstanding booth design, overall excellence, rising star, best new collection and innovative use of materials.

Be inspired this summer at NY NOW® in the heart of New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Center, August 8-12, 2020!

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