WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–NY Now Home, one of four new product collections to debut at the summer edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home & Lifestyle (formerly the New York International Gift Fair), will showcase some 1,200 suppliers representing the full spectrum of home resources in August, said show producer GLM.
In addition to home furnishings, home textiles, tabletop and gourmet housewares, NY Now Home also will feature the juried Accent on Design.
“NY Now Home unifies four categories of home products, which in previous years were presented in different locations throughout the market, into one cohesive and comprehensive collection,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY Now director and GLM senior vice president. “Buyers will find a beautifully merchandised exhibit floor, offering some of the best brands in the home industry, in one easy-to-shop location.”
Three broad categories of merchandise will be presented under the NY Now Home umbrella: Home Furnishings + Textiles; Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares; and Accent on Design.
Home Furnishings + Textiles offers a full range of decorative accessories, home textiles and furniture. Exhibitors will be grouped by aesthetic—such as traditional or contemporary—as well as price point. These suppliers will flow into the Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares section, featuring a wide array of home textiles for kitchen and dining, home entertaining resources, specialty tabletop and gourmet kitchenware. Several design-driven gourmet suppliers will serve as a bridge between Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares and Accent on Design.
During market week, several home-focused events and seminars will be presented for both buyers and suppliers. Highlights include “Customer Perceptions & Visual Merchandising Strategies for Home Products”; the second annual “Open House” trend display and seminar; “From Color Theory to Selection”; and the “Best of the Best NY NOW Summer 2013 Awards.”
Several product award competitions also will return to the market to spotlight design innovation, including the Accent on Design Awards; the Accent on Design “Bloggers Choice” Awards; the Gourmet Housewares Show Awards; and the Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product Awards.
NY Now will run Aug. 17-21 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. NY Now Home will be open Sunday, Aug. 18, through Wednesday, Aug. 21, on Level 3 of the Javits Center.