BY: Art Campomanes Staff Writer for World Liberty TV
The international community brings an endlessly diverse approach to the products that surround us every day. Buyers who want to bring a global touch to their stores or shops will find the NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift Winter -2018.
Taking place February 3-7, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY NOW will feature more than 2,300 exhibitors, which includes 445 international exhibitors across 45 different countries and spanning six continents. At the winter 2018 edition in particular, NY NOW will welcome a number of new international brands throughout the market, including a number of new exhibitors to the Accent on Design® and Artisan Resource® sections.
“For forward-thinking designs and a creative use of materials, NY NOW is certainly the place to be,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW Show Director and Emerald Expositions Vice President. “We especially love seeing the international influence each season.
Our buyers continue to demand global brands and we are pleased to once again offer such a strong representation at the upcoming winter market for them to source incredible products with unique stories.”
The industry’s leading resource for innovative, design-led merchandise for more than 30 years, Accent on Design features a curated selection of more than 125 established and emerging design brands that continually push the creative envelope.
Applicants are selected based on original, creative and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials and/or process; products which address and solve problems; a focus on contemporary design; functionality; and consistent and continuous new product introductions. The products that will be on display cover all categories and mediums from brands around the world including decor, accessories, furniture, tableware and more.
Lastly, the Handmade® Global Design section is unique to NY NOW and provides attendees with a dedicated day on Saturday, February 3 to exclusively immerse themselves in compelling trends.
Exhibitors are hand-selected and will showcase authentic designs, from traditional to modern, that have been handmade through global artisan cooperatives and represent the epitome of quality craftsmanship. Exhibitors will feature products with woven components, such as woven baskets, bowls, and even wall decor and home accents.
About NY NOW: The winter 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place February 3-7, 2018 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, February 3 and close on Tuesday, February 6, on Level 4 in the River Pavilion. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, February 4 and close on Wednesday, February 7 on Levels 1 and 3. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.
NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.