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August 15th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY. — August 14, 2018 — Winners of the “Best New Product” Awards were announced at NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the market! Hundreds of exhibitors entered the awards and one winner was chosen from each of the ten sections within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections currently on display in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“NY NOW is proud to showcase the latest and most on-trend items deemed by a panel of judges to be the ‘Best New Product’ of 2018 in their respective sections at the market,” said Randi Mohr, Emerald Expositions Vice President and NY NOW Director. “This year’s winners truly push the envelope delivering design-driven, innovative and stunning products in a variety of categories.”

Winners of the summer 2018 “Best New Product” Awards are below and include four first-ever trade show exhibitors*:

HOME Collection
Accent on Design®: Studio Case from MONMADE* (Booth #4016)
Home Furnishings + Textiles: Dip Dye Velvet Pillow (DIP-TWI) from Kevin O'Brien Studio (Booth #2540)
Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares: Bee Seasonal Aroeira (Brazilian Pink Pepper Honey) from Bee Seasonal (Booth #3281)

LIFESTYLE Collection
Baby + Child: On-The-Go Stroller Caddy from TWELVElittle* (Booth #7055)
Gift: White and Gold MOVA Globe from MOVA International (Booth #7376)
Personal Accessories: Amazonite Teardop Earring from MEND Jewelry (Booth #8620)
Personal Care + Wellness: Lotus Love Beauty Home & Body Mist from Lotus Love Beauty (Booth #8012)

HANDMADE Collection
Handmade® Designer Maker: The Spiral Pulley from stôn by Latondra* (Booth #1215)
Handmade® Global Design: Eco-Friendly Planter - Hector the Hedgehog from LIKHÂ* (Booth #644)
Artisan Resource®: Kembang Kopi Sekar Jagad from Galeri Batik Jawa (Booth #3861)

For images of the winning products, please click here.

Winners were selected at the summer market over the weekend, each judged by a dedicated panel of industry experts and members of the press. The judges for the summer 2018 “Best New Product” Awards were Charanna Alexander of The New York Times; Patti Biro of Patti Biro & Associates/Spa Industry Association; Erica Finamore of Food Network Magazine; Alex Herring of Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Arlene Hirst of Dwell; Melissa Hunter of Mommy and Gracie Show; Anna Logan of Traditional Home; Jennifer Marks of Home & Textiles Today; Donna Milstein of Donna Milstein Consulting; Rebecca O’Connell of BuzzFeed; Stephanie Sisco of Real Simple; Susan A. Tucker of BYDYZNE Consulting/IFDA; Claudia Wasser of Trend & Style; Sam Ujvary of Gift Shop; Jeri Webb, museum story consultant; and Allison Zisko of HFN.


About NY NOW
The summer 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, takes place August 12-15, 2018 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections - HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE - that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

More information about NY NOW can be found at


  • 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.

NY NOW has a new logo. If you need a high-res version for your coverage, please contact us at

Jennifer (Samuels) Polonsky
Coyne PR for NY NOW

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