Home Textiles Market Week runs through Thursday, Feb. 4, at the New York International Gift Fair at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94; 230 Fifth Avenue; and 7 West 34th Street.
One winner and two finalists were selected in each of four awards categories: Bed, Bath, Dining, and Home Accessories. Criteria judges considered were: innovation in design; creative use of materials/construction; and new fiber, material or technology.
Winter 2010 winners and finalists, selected from nearly 100 entries, are:
BEST OF MARKET:
Designers Guild (New York) for its Watelet Duvet, made of soft 200-thread count cotton satine, featuring a vibrant chartreause color that is reversible to white.
Winner: Blissliving Home (Rockville, Md.) for its Chang Mai Duvet Set, a children’s bed set featuring Thai motifs in creative pointillism including elephants, Thai warriors and native flowers.
Finalist: John Robshaw Textiles and Home (New York) for its Hand-Stitched Duvet, block-printed on the finest 400-thread count cotton satine.
Finalist: Ogallala Comfort Company (Ogallala, Neb.) for its organic Hypodown duvet.
Winner: vieandsomn (West Orange, N.J.) for its Terry-Lined Robe, made of biodynamic organic Egyptian cotton and designed to sit flat against the waist with no added bulk.
Finalist: Forza & Home by Turkish Towel Collection (Berkeley, Calif.) for its Ottoman Topkapi Collection towels.
Finalist: Matouk (Fall River, Mass.) for Bespoke Towels.
Winner: Settings by Mona Inc. (Las Vegas) for its Easycare Collection, a stain-resistant, hand-embroidered tablecloth that requires little or no ironing.
Finalist: Pom Pom at Home (Los Angeles) for its Audrey Tablecloth.
Finalist: Linen Way (Woodbridge, Ontario) for its Birds Olive green/blue tablecloth.
HOME ACCESSORIES CATEGORY:
Winner: V Rugs & Home (Miami, Fla.) for its Olivette Decorative Pillow, made with environmentally friendly materials, including mango wood chips to create pattern and texture over hemp.
Finalist: Allem Studio (Marietta, Ga.) for its Madhubani Dancing Peacocks Pillow.
Finalist: Designers Guild (New York) for its Porden cushion.
“New York is the market for superlative design across all home textiles categories, and these winners and finalists exemplify the trend-forward orientation of Home Textiles Market Week,” said Danielle Johnson, sales manager of NYIGF’s At Home featuring Home Textiles division.