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August 16th, 2018

- Winners Receive Top Honors for Overall Excellence, Product Innovation and Collection -

NEW YORK, NY. — August 15, 2018 — NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, announced the winners of the Accent on Design® Awards. This awards program recognizes product design excellence, innovation and creativity among NY NOW’s Accent on Design exhibitors, a juried collection of contemporary designers and their products currently on display through Wednesday, August 15, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The summer 2018 Accent on Design Award winners are:

Overall Excellence: W&P (Booth #4040): A Brooklyn-based product design company with a mission to create products that inspire your daily interactions with food and drink in ways you never imagined possible.

Excellence in Booth Design: MT Masking Tape (Booth #4111): The original brand of design masking tape made of Japanese washi paper - excellent quality for an infinite number of possible uses. Their booth features a rainbow masking tape display suspended in the air featuring 1,260 rolls of tape.

Best New Product Innovation: SCOOP by LYFE (Booth #3725): LYFE® believes in one simple philosophy, a simplified lifestyle in metal. SCOOP is an ice cream scooper featuring a unique cast aluminum design and an ergonomic handle.

Best Product Collection: +d, presented by Eastern Accent (Booth #3820): Pleased to bring fine craftsmanship and artistry into the lives of all through the beauty and uniqueness of its interactive products.

“NY NOW’S Accent on Design section is THE place to experience cutting-edge design and innovation,” said Randi Mohr, Emerald Expositions Vice President and NY NOW Director. “We’re thrilled to congratulate each of our winners, as their products truly embody what Accent on Design represents and we couldn’t be more excited for their continued success!”

For more than 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 125+ established and emerging designers are culled through a set of juried acceptance criteria including: originality, creativity and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials; products which address and solve problems; consistent and continuous new product creations; a focus on contemporary design; and functionality.

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  • Press Registration @ NY NOW has an exciting new spot! For the summer 2018 market, Press Registration is located on Level 3 just underneath the River Pavilion Mezzanine. Once you have your credentials in hand, we invite you to visit our Press Center, which will be situated in the middle of the action, directly on the market floor at the rear of the 2100 aisle on Level 3!
  • The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow,” “New York Now,” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.
  • Javits North will continue to be under renovation during the summer 2018 market and as a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3.
  • The entirety of NY NOW’s summer 2018 market - including the Handmade® Global Design section located in the River Pavilion - opened at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 and will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. No sections are open on Saturday.

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Jennifer (Samuels) Polonsky
Coyne PR for NY NOW

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