NY Now honors best in home textiles
February 4, 2014,
NEW YORK - Five companies participating in Home Textiles Market Week in New York City were named winners of Home Textiles Best New Product Awards, with Couture Dreams receiving the "Best of Market" award for its Heavenly Throw.
All of the honorees are eligible for NY Now's "Best of Home" Award, which will be determined by online balloting - at www.redclaydesign.com/nynow - during the Winter 2014 edition of NY Now (formerly the New York International Gift Fair) which runs through Thursday, Feb. 6, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
In addition to the overall "Best of Market" distinction, Best New Product Awards are presented semi-annually in four categories: Bed, Bath, Dining and Home Accessories. A panel of trade and consumer editors select winners and finalists based on criteria including innovation in design, creative use of materials/construction and new fiber, material or technology.
The winter 2014 winners and finalists are:
BEST OF MARKET:
Couture Dreams (Wading River, NY) for its Heavenly Throw. Made from silk with fringes and trim, the Heavenly Throw is available in full/queen and king in the color Neutral.
Winner: Matouk (New York) for its Doppio, a bedding collection with a double line of embroidery in six classic neutrals, on white and ivory linen. The yarn is from flax grown in northern France.
Finalist: Libeco Home (New York) for its Heritage Bedding Collection.
Finalist: Downright Ltd. (Brooklyn, NY) for its Reversible Merino Wool Mattress Pad.
Winner: Nine Space (Ontario, CA) for its Dip Dye Fouta Beach Towel. The Turkish cotton towel is hand dip dyed with one side smooth woven to repel sand, and the reverse side a heavier weight terry cotton for softness and absorbency.
Finalist: Traditions Linens (Claverack, NY) for its Stone Washed Waffle towels.
Finalist: Scents and Feel (Miami, FL) for its Trilogy towels.
Winner: Traditions Linens (Claverack, NY) for its Cody, a chambray reversible double cloth with solid chambray on one side and plaid on the reverse.
Finalist: Fab Habitat (Matawan, NJ) for its Nantucket-Polypropylene hand-woven rugs.
Finalist: Linum (New York) for its West Napkin.
HOME ACCESSORIES CATEGORY:
Winner: V Rugs & Home (Miami) for its Cecil Pouf, a round ottoman with swivel. Made in the USA, with 100% Belgium linen. Fringes are made with Tibetan lamb, trimmed with waxed cotton cord. Available in 12 color combinations.
Finalist: Rani Arabella (New York) for its Cashmere Skull Pillows.
Finalist: Johanna Howard Home & Accessories (Montclair, NJ) for its Beast Pillow.
"Our judges chose these products in recognition of great designs which have strong potential to make a larger impact on the home textiles market," said Danielle Giacoponello, Home Furnishings + Textiles sales manager.
All five winning products automatically qualify for consideration in the NY NOW "Best of Home" Award, which will be determined through online voting here. "Peoples' Choice" balloting runs Feb. 1-5, and the winner will be announced on Feb. 6.
The panel of judges included: Jenny Heinzen York, Home Accents Today; Jennifer Marks, Home & Textiles Today; Nancy Robinson, Home Fashion Forecast; Duke Ratliff, HFN; and Wanda Jankowski, LDB Interior Textiles.