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Global Wares Influence to Shine at NY NOW
NY NOW the market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift will feature more than 2,300 exhibitors this year, including a number of new international brands to the Accent on Design and Artisan Resource sections, offering a diverse selection to retailers and buyers who want to bring a global touch to their stores.
The show takes place Feb. 3-7, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
“For forward-thinking designs and a creative use of materials, NY NOW is certainly the place to be,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW show director and Emerald Expositions vice president.
“We especially love seeing the international influence each season. Our buyers continue to demand global brands and we are pleased to once again offer such a strong representation at the upcoming winter market for them to source incredible products with unique stories,” said Mohr.
An industry resource for innovative, design-led merchandise, Accent on Design features a curated selection of more than 125 established and emerging design brands. Applicants are selected based on original, creative and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials and/or process; products which address and solve problems; a focus on contemporary design; functionality; and consistent and continuous new product introductions.
The products that will be on display cover all categories and mediums from brands around the world including decor, accessories, furniture, tableware and more.
As part of NY NOW’s handmade collection, Artisan Resource connects U.S.-based importers with international producers and exporters. Exhibitors in this section will showcase products in a wide range of categories including gift, home decor, textiles, tabletop, stationery, jewelry, apparel and fashion accessories. The materials used for feature products are made from ceramics, glass, metal, leather, natural fibers, recycled materials, paper, and more.
Exhibitors are carefully selected to participate in this section based on their commitment to design innovation, cultural preservation, social enterprise and sustainability experience. They also demonstrate the capability to meet export demands at volume pricing.
The Handmade Global Design section is unique to NY NOW and provides attendees with a dedicated day on Saturday, Feb. 3, to immerse themselves in compelling trends. Exhibitors are hand-selected and will showcase authentic designs, from traditional to modern, that have been handmade through global artisan cooperatives and represent quality craftsmanship. Exhibitors will feature products with woven components, such as woven baskets, bowls, and even wall decor and home accents.