February 2, 2016
Best New Product Awards presented to nine NY NOW exhibitors

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is pleased to announce the winners of its Best New Product Awards, as well as the winner of the Best Exclusive Launch Award. Winners were announced today at the winter 2016 edition of NY NOW, which runs through Wednesday, February 3, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

For the first time, NY NOW has unified its popular Best New Product Awards under one program to recognize and celebrate the exceptional offerings from exhibitors across the market! Of the pre-submitted entries, one winner was chosen from nine of the sections within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections. The winners are:

HOME Collection

  •     Home Furnishings + Textiles: The Berlin Table Lamp by Pendulux
  •     Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares: Stagg Pour-Over Kettle by Fellow

LIFESTYLE Collection

  •     Baby + Child: Milestone Toddler Cards by Milestone
  •     Gift: The Doodle MONET Placemat Set with Wash-out Pens by eatsleepdoodle
  •     Personal Accessories: Chelsea Rain Cover for Purses by The Gussy
  •     Personal Care + Wellness: Bohemian Rose Body Balm by McEvoy Ranch

HANDMADE Collection

  •     Handmade Designer Maker: The Rogue Backpack by Peg and Awl
  •     Handmade Global Design: Fish Zooties by Silk Road Bazaar
  •     Artisan Resource: SustainAbility clutch bag designed by Ann Ong for Imperial Nova

“The winners of the Best New Product Awards represent the best of what NY NOW has to offer,” said Scott Kramer, co-director and vice president, NY NOW. “NY NOW is the source for design-driven and fashion-forward trends, and these awards recognize exceptional products in an intensely competitive industry.”

NY NOW also announced the winner of its Best Exclusive Launch Award, which recognizes a standout product that is making its official debut exclusively at the winter 2016 market. All participants in the destination: new product display that are launching a product exclusively at NY NOW were eligible. Love Mae’s Woodland Feast four-piece bamboo dinner set was chosen as the winner.

“The ability to see exclusive products is one of the things that sets NY NOW apart from any other market event, and this year, the number of products that debuted at NY NOW was positively overwhelming,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “We’re pleased to award Love Mae with this honor and look forward to seeing the product’s success in the market!”

Winners were determined onsite at the market earlier this week as judged by a panel of industry experts and members of the media after visiting each qualifying exhibitor’s booth to see the products first-hand. The judges for the winter 2016 Best New Product Awards and Best Exclusive Launch were: Tina Benitez-Eves of Gifts and Decorative Accessories; Patti Biro of Day Spa Association; Sharon Franke of Good Housekeeping; Elina Furman of A-List Mom; David Gill of HFN; Jenny Heinzen York of Home Accents Today; Stephanie Hintz of Handmade Business; Claire Johnson of Giftware News; Nancy Jeffries of Happi Magazine; Jennifer Marks of Home & Textiles Today; Donna Milstein of Craft; Keith Recker of Hand Eye Institute; and Raina Seitel of NBC New York Live.


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