NY NOW announces ‘Best New Product’ awards winners
Winners of the “Best New Product” Awards were announced last night at NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the market. Hundreds of exhibitors entered the awards and one winner was chosen from each of the ten sections within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections currently on display in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. “This year’s ‘Best New Product’ Awards winners embody 2018’s latest trends and truly raise the bar for design in a number of categories,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW Show Director and Emerald Expositions Vice President. “Our panel of expert judges had their fair share of options to consider before naming this year’s winners, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome!”
Winners of the winter 2018 “Best New Product” Awards are below and include four first-time trade show exhibitors: HOME Collection Accent on Design: SUSHI from NAM ceramic works (Booth #4046); Home Furnishings + Textiles: Pretty Rugged Blanket from Pretty Rugged Gear (Booth #2476 – NEW); Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares: MY FUSION from Fratelli Guzzini SpA (Booth #3630); LIFESTYLE Collection Baby + Child: Epic Castle Playhouse from Sharingland (Booth #7035); Gift: My Little Television from FunnyFish (Booth #7851); Personal Accessories: Delicate Stone Wrap from Scout Curated Wears (Booth #8538 – NEW); Personal Care + Wellness: B.Witching Organic Charcoal Mask from B.Witching Bath Co. (Booth #8052); HANDMADE Collection Handmade Designer Maker: The Beau Tie from Guerdoo Design (Booth #1255 – NEW); Handmade Global Design: Sustainable Hand Embroidered Sneaker from Purple Impression (Booth #504 – NEW); Artisan Resource: Maxibag Spirit from Hilo Sagrado (Booth #3663).
Winners were selected at the winter market over the weekend, each judged by a dedicated panel of industry experts and members of the press. The judges for the winter 2018 “Best New Product” Awards were Sam Ujvary of Gift Shop; Emily Beckman of Earnshaw’s; Patti Biro of Patti Biro & Associates/Spa Industry Association; Nicole Davis of Lighting & Decor Magazine; Monika Eyers of Better Homes & Gardens; Simon Isaacs of Fatherly; Nancy Jeffries of HAPPI Magazine; Alice Kamphausen of Handels Digest; Keb Kennedy of Present Magazine; Andrea Lillo of HFN; Donna Milstein of Donna Milstein Consulting; Raina Seitel of NBC New York Live; Susan A. Tucker of BYDYZNE Consulting/IFDA; Becky Tyre of Retail Details; Jeri Webb, retail consultant; and Susan Westmoreland of Good Housekeeping.