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The Accent on Tabletop will expand at next month’s New York International Gift Fair, scheduled for Aug. 15-19.
Other tabletop-related summer 2010 highlights at the show include an entrance in the Tabletop & Housewares division featuring industry and design leaders, the return of key suppliers to the New York market, and first-time participation by several established tabletop companies.
“With more than 500 high-end tabletop and housewares suppliers, NYIGF presents the premier collection of tabletop, kitchen and dining resources in the U.S.A.,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president. “As the economy improves, many key suppliers are returning to the New York market, several long-standing exhibitors are planning expansions, and others are making their debuts at NYIGF.”
This summer, Accent on Tabletop—a concentration of design-driven tabletop and home entertaining product suppliers bridging NYIGF’s Tabletop & Housewares and Accent on Design divisions—will expand to include BeHome, Bella Cucina, Annie Modica and Tea Forte. These newcomers will complement returning resources including: Alan Lee Collection, Alex Marshall, Home James, Joseph Joseph, Michael Wainwright, Tamara Childs and Waylon Gregory Studios.
In addition, the Tabletop & Housewares exhibit floor entrance has been reconfigured to feature expanded line presentations by key tabletop designers, such as Michael Aram and Julia Knight, and leading tabletop brands, such as Juliska and Mariposa. According to Belshaw, “The dynamic ‘up-front’ placement of these key tabletop suppliers sets the tone for the overall quality of offerings in the Tabletop & Housewares division.”
Notable additions to the summer 2010 market include first-time NYIGF participants Churchill China, featuring newly licensed Jamie Oliver ceramic ware, and ScanTrends; representing seven companies from Denmark and Italy. Other leading companies returning to NYIGF following an absence from the New York market are: Galena (Colombian silver and wood serveware), Gien (smartly designed French dinnerware and accessories), Nouvelle Studios (exquisite Mexican designer glass products), Talisman Designs (whimsical household tools and gadgets) and Urban Oasis (high-design home goods).
In total, NYIGF’s 10 divisions, present some 500 gourmet resources, with a concentration of 220 table and kitchen resources in the Fair’s Tabletop & Housewares division, design-driven suppliers in Accent on Design and artisanal lines in Handmade. Alessi, ASA Selection and Stelton are among tabletop suppliers returning to Accent on Design for the summer 2010 market.
“NYIGF is the ideal platform for ASA and Stelton to build distribution,” said Nils Lindblad, whose company represents both lines. “This market fits with their brand strategy to meet high-end and independent retailers, as well as chain stores.”
Tabletop & Housewares features leading brands and innovative new resources for kitchen and table, including glassware, serveware, dinnerware, bakeware, kitchen gadgets, cutlery/flatware, kitchen textiles, table linens, barware and wine accessories. Key exhibitors include DKB-Zyliss, Fiesta Products, Frances Stoia, Guzzini, Harold Imports, Kim Seybert, Lush Life, Match, Oggi Corp, Reed & Barton, and Vagabond House.
The summer 2010 edition of NYIGF takes place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94.
The At Home section of the show will feature both established industry brands and innovative newcomers. Nearly 500 home goods suppliers will offer a complete range of hard lines and soft goods alongside thousands of complementary lifestyle and gift lines.
“At Home has evolved into a powerhouse marketplace for home goods,” Belshaw said. “This summer, At Home will offer a significant increase of bedding, furniture and wall décor suppliers, as well as a showcase of current and emerging home décor and design trends such as the return of vibrant colors and new takes on environmentally-conscious products.”
At Home’s hard lines are consolidated at Pier 94, with some 220 companies presenting furniture, floor coverings, wall art, lighting and decorative accessories. New companies debuting at this location include Fleur de Stone (wall décor), Carolina George (furniture/decorative accessories) and Richard Emden (furniture). Other newcomers to Pier 94 this August include Biggs Art Studio (wall art), Kevin O’Brien Studio (pillows/bedding) and Pacific Connections (decorative accessories/trays)—all relocating from NYIGF’s Handmade® division—and Antonio Aguilar Home (pillows) moving from Studio.
As the economy improves, several established home brands also are returning to the New York market this summer: Amity Home (bedding/curtains), Barreveld and DK Living (furniture and decorative accessories), Harvest Goods (home and garden décor), Rose Ann Hall (decorative accessories) and Sid Dickens (wall décor). At the same time, several of At Home’s current exhibitors are increasing their presence at Pier 94, including Art Addiction (wall art), Courtney Jack (decorative accessories/wall décor), Julian Chichester (furniture), Pomeroy (decorative accessories), Rock Flower Paper (decorative accessories) and Urban Evolutions (furniture).
At the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, At Home featuring Home Textiles will welcome the return of several key home fashions suppliers, as well as several first-time participants. Following an absence from the New York Market, Better Living (bedding), Hamburg House (bed/bath linens) and Peacock Alley (bedding) will return to NYIGF. These brands will be joined by a number of newcomers, including: Caro London (loungewear), Sefte (bedding), The Thai Silk Association (silk home accessories) and Urban Hues (bedding). In total, At Home featuring Home Textiles presents some 200 suppliers of bed and bath fashions (table linens, kitchen textiles, towels, decorative accessories, area rugs, window treatments and decorative fabrics), together on Level One of the Javits Center.
A concentration of home textiles brands will be positioned at the entrance to the At Home exhibit floor. Companies in new locations include Designers Guild (bedding/pillows), Harvey & Straight (home accessories), The Koko Company (pillows/rugs), Mike + Ally (bath accessories), Ogallala Comfort Company (down), SDH (bedding), Softline (curtains) and Zoeppritz (bedding). These companies will be positioned alongside Matouk (bed/bath linens), Pine Cone Hill (bedding, loungewear, rugs) and Sferra (bedding/sheets).
At Home featuring Home Textiles is one of three locations comprising Home Textiles Market Week in New York—the nation’s largest collection of mid- to high-end home textiles with more than 600 home fashion suppliers located across New York City.
At Home runs Aug. 14-18, at Pier 94; and At Home featuring Home Textiles runs Aug. 15-19, at the Javits Center.