NEW YORK, NY, August 19, 2014… Four companies – AREAWARE, Elyse Graham, fferrone design and Leibal – received Accent on Design® awards today in recognition of product design excellence, innovation and creativity. The winners are all exhibitors in Accent on Design®, a juried collection of contemporary designers and their products, presented at the summer 2014 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, which runs through Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.Two awards were presented for Excellence in Product Design, one was presented to a Rising Star and the fourth for Best Collection.EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCT DESIGN: AREAWARE (Brooklyn, NY) for its Liquid Body Flask, an ergonomic flask designed with hydro-inflation, a technique that inflates two stainless steel sheets like a balloon, creating a unique, liquid-like form that varies with each individual flask.EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCT DESIGN: Leibal (New York, NY) for its World Clock, featuring 24 international time zones and a counterweight that positions the clock back to your current city when placed on a surface. BEST COLLECTION: fferrone™ design (Chicago, IL) for its Glassware Collection, a set of four distinctive collections – Margot, Revolution, Tulip and Dearborn – handcrafted in the Czech Republic and each featuring its own unique point of view indicative of the company’s modernist roots and minimal aesthetics.RISING STAR: Elyse Graham (Los Angeles, CA) for its collection of celestial-inspired vases, jewelry and decorative objects uniquely hand-cast with plaster inside balloons. “For three decades, these awards have recognized superlative design talent and innovative products,” said Jaime Sikorjak, Accent on Design sales manager. “We’re delighted to recognize four companies that are utilizing extraordinary techniques to create unique products.”For 30 years, Accent on Design has been the industry’s leading resource for design-led merchandise, presenting a dynamic, juried collection of contemporary and innovative product lines from 150+ exhibitors across all categories. Accent on Design is presented semi-annually as part of NY NOW’s HOME Collection.NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Some 33,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.
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