Awards recognize top home, lifestyle, handmade designs

NY Now recognized the latest winners of the Best New Product Awards on Monday during the summer market at the Jacob K. Javits Center, which runs through Wednesday.

The Best New Product Awards honor and celebrate exhibitors from across the market, with one winner selected from nine of the sections within the Home, Lifestyle and Handmade collections. Hundreds of entries were submitted this market.

Winners of the summer 2016 Best New Product Awards are:

Home Collection

  • Home Furnishings + Textiles: Bohemian pillow from Aandaz
  • Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares: Reclaimed cedar serving tray from Bambu

Lifestyle Collection

  • Baby + Child: Myland Houseboat from Kid O
  • Gift: Ilala basket from Eve & Nico Crafts & Home Décor
  • Personal Accessories: Wild Hearts Can’t Be Tamed cuff from Cynthia Gale New York
  • Personal Care + Wellness: Son of a Bitch balm from Bitchstix

Handmade Collection

  • Handmade Designer Maker: Pyrrha white diamond 14K gold charm holder necklace from Pyrrha
  • Handmade Global Design: Design Dua dog bed from Design Dua
  • Artisan Resource: Porcupine Barrel table from Lidi Ada Naturals

“The slate of winners for the ‘Best New Product’ Awards represents the cream of the crop of what NY Now has to offer,” said Scott Kramer, co-director and vice president of NY Now. “NY Now is the source for design-driven and fashion-forward trends, and our panel of expert judges took a number of factors into consideration to select the most exceptional products in an intensely competitive industry.”

In addition to the “Best New Product” Awards, NY Now also honored one Best Exclusive Launch Award winner, recognizing a standout product making its official debut exclusively at the summer 2016 market. All participants in the Destination: New Product Display launching a product exclusively at NY Now were eligible. The Hand Blown Glass decorative centerpiece from Axiom Glass was chosen as the winner.

“NY Now has always been known as a hub for the industry to see exclusive launches and experience new products,” said Randi Mohr, NY Now co-director and vice president. “We’re pleased to award Axiom Glass with NY Now’s Best Exclusive Launch Award honor for its Hand Blown Glass decorative centerpiece. Congratulations!”

Winners in each section were determined onsite at the summer market earlier this week, judged by a panel of industry experts and media after visiting each qualifying exhibitor’s booth to see the products first-hand. The judges for the summer 2016 Best New Product Awards and the Best Exclusive Launch Award were: Patti Biro of Patti Biro & Associates/Day Spa Association, Rachael Burrow of Coastal Living, Kim Cook of Associated Press, Lauren Davidson of Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Dayna Fields of Giftware News, David Gill of Home Furnishings News, Jenny Heinzen York of Home Accents Today, Sue Marks of Progressive Gifts, Donna Milstein of Craft, Kate Moodie of Mood of Living, CNN iReporter Chris Morrow, Patrizia Pagani of Casastile, Caroline Risi of Souvenirs Gifts & Novelties, Sabine Stenzel of Stil & Mrkt and Jeri Webb, museum store consultant.