WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 16, 2014… An influx of first-time exhibitors and companies returning from a Market hiatus is expected to bring some 600 new suppliers to the summer 2014 edition of NY NOW, NY NOW™, the Market for Home + Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF®), August 16-20, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. These newcomers will be among some 2,800+ total exhibiting companies presented throughout NY NOW’s four Collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW!. (NOTE: Click here for a listing of new and returning companies, confirmed as of May 15, 2014).“Exhibitor interest is at an all-time high,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and GLM senior vice president. “At this pace, we expect to increase the number of new-to-market resources from the usual 400 companies to a record 600 companies returning or making their NY NOW debut this August.”While some 200 of these newcomers will be concentrated at Pier 94 within NY NOW’s NEW! Collection, new-to-market and returning exhibitors will be well-represented in all four NY NOW collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW!.The NY NOW HOME Collection, located on Level 3 of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, showcases some 1,000+ suppliers in two sections – Home Furnishings + Textiles and Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares – and in Accent on Design®. Notable newcomers and returning companies within Home Furnishings + Textiles and Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares include Arte Italica, AURATIC Inc., Bella Notte® Linens, Inc., Claude Dozorme Cutlery, Mepra S.P.A., Modern History, Natural Curiosities, Noir Furniture, Pine Cone Hill, Sagaform, Shady Acres Organic Farm, Tony Wais Design and VDS Group/Voila Home. Among key new and returning companies within Accent on Design® are Ampersand, Creative Danes/ Menu, Donna Wilson, EKOBO Ecology & Design, Hasegawa USA Inc, Justin Teilhet Porcelain, Martone Cycling, Native Union, Poppin, Stelton A/S, Wintercheck Factory and others.NY NOW’s LIFESTYLE collection, located on Level 1 of the Javits Center, showcases some 1,100+ exhibitors featuring a wide range of products in four sections: Baby + Child, Gift, Personal Accessories and Personal Care + Wellness. Notable newcomers and returns to the LIFESTYLE Collection include Anjolie Ayurveda, B. Witching Bath Co., Canvas Kudos, Echo France, Elf Magic LLC, f. is for frank, HABA USA, HELIOTROPE LLC, Jacob Jones, JURATOYS US, Manhattan Portage, Modern Apothecary Inc., PAPYRUS, Pearhead, Inc., Peyton & Clark, Presh, ssd jewelry, Tatine Candles, Tree Hopper Toys, Trieste Belts in Jaq Jaq Bird and ZoLi Inc.The NY NOW HANDMADE collection is comprised of 150 exhibitors in Global Design in the Javits Center’s Level 4 River Pavilion, and 350 exhibitors in Designer Maker in the Javits Center North. Notable new and returning exhibitors in the HANDMADE Collection include: Amelie Mancini, BARRO EN MIS MANOS, Chopstick Art, Curly Girl Design©, dot2knot, LE FEU DE L'EAU, Lisa Neimeth Ceramics, Mushmina, New York Stoneware, Nicole Aquillano Ceramics and others.NY NOW’s NEW! Collection will present some 200 first-time exhibitors in all home and lifestyle categories at Pier 94. Newcomers for the summer 2014 Market include Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress, Kitty Keller Designs, Obisugi Design, The Giving Keys and YOXO among others.NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, will run Saturday, August 16 through Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – will 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.