NEW YORK, NY, February 2, 2015…The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) NY Metro Chapter today recognized seven HOME Collection exhibitors as the “Best of the Best” at the winter 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, which runs through Wednesday, February 4, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.“The ASID NY Metro Chapter is honored to continue our participation in NY NOW and to judge the ‘Best of the Best’,” said Juror Chairman and former ASID NY Metro Chapter President, Susan Anthony, Allied ASID, of Susan Anthony Interiors. “NY NOW has become an important show for Interior Designers to attend. I find new resources that make my material selections for clients easy. Today designers often do exhaustive research to find what they need for design projects online. By experiencing NY NOW designers can find the industry’s best cutting-edge products, learn about them and meet the company and sometimes the artist behind them all in one place. I feel blessed as a New York designer to have this resource.”Recipients of the ASID “Best of the Best” awards for the winter 2015 edition of NY NOW are:Imaginative Product Presentation: Tommy Mitchell (Hillsborough, NC)Innovative Product Design: QLOCKTWO (Yorba Linda, CA)Social Responsibility/Ecological Sensitivity: Christophe Pourny Studio (Brooklyn, NY)Lighting: gentner design (Chicago, IL)Accessories: Metalace (Haifa, Israel)Textiles: Aviva Stanoff (Carlsbad, CA)Wall Art: Muratto by Sustainable Materials LLC (Boulder, CO)“We appreciate ASID’s continued partnership with NY NOW, as well as their expertise at picking the very ‘best of the best’ among NY NOW HOME Collection exhibitors,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW director and vice president.The panel of judges for the winter 2015 ASID “Best of the Best” awards included: Susan Anthony, Allied ASID, Susan Anthony Interiors; Darrin Varden, ASID, Darrin Varden Design; Alyssa Grella, ASID, Studio Grella, LLC; and Alma Nugent CID, ASID, Nugent Designs 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. NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.