NEW YORK, NY, August 18, 2015… Four companies – See Concept by Ameico, KleinReid, Magisso and Sempli – received Accent on Design® Awards today at the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, in recognition of product design excellence, innovation and creativity. Winners are all exhibitors in Accent on Design®, a juried collection of contemporary designers and their products, which runs through Wednesday, August 19, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.“Accent on Design is a curated showcase of the best in contemporary design and functionality and these awards recognize companies who are pushing the envelope in a wide range of categories” said Jaime Sikorjak, Accent on Design sales manager. “These awards spotlight the best in an already competitive field and grant us a glimpse into the many exciting innovations we can expect in the near future.”Accent on Design Award winners are determined by a select committee based on criteria such as ingenuity, creativity, innovation, function, originality and design. The summer 2015 Accent on Design® Awards are: Breakthrough Product: See Concept by Ameico (New Milford, CT) for Screen Collection, polycarbonate framed glasses that use a revolutionary lens technology to protect eyes from harmful backlit screens.Best New Collection: KleinReid (Long Island City, NY) for The Mihara Ceramic Collection, handmade vessels and lighting, made from porcelain with original glazing technique and elegant proportions.Product Innovation: Magisso (Helsinki, Finland) for Cooling Ceramics Series, developed to keep beverages and food items chilled and fresh for hours without refrigeration, just by soaking the serving vessels for minutes in cool or cold water.Excellence in Product Design: Sempli. (Los Angeles, CA) for The Monti Taste Collection, a four piece beer glass set designed for Pilsner, IPA, pint and 12 ounce bottles. Made from lead-free, mouth blown crystal, each glass has a font bottom which enhances the carbonation of each beer type and style.For nearly 30 years, Accent on Design® has been the industry’s definitive resource for design-led home and lifestyle merchandise. Presented as part of NY NOW’s HOME collection, Accent on Design’s 150+ contemporary designers are culled through a rigorous set of juried acceptance criteria including: originality, creativity and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials; products which address and solve problems; continuous new product introductions; a focus on contemporary design; and functionality.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, – 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.
###NOTE: Product photographs and a group shot of winners is available upon request from SandyLee@CathySteelAssociates.com