NEW YORK NY, January 29, 2021… Five companies participating in Home Textiles Market Week® in New York City were presented with Best New Product Awards today, with SFERRA receiving the “Best of Market” award for its Marmi Italian Printed Silk Throw. All of the winners and finalists are exhibitors in At Home featuring Home Textiles, which runs through Wednesday, January 30, at the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®).
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 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 2013 Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product Award winners and finalists, selected from more than 100 products, are:
BEST OF MARKET:
SFERRA (Edison, NJ) for Marmi Italian Printed Silk Throw, an extravagant, limited-edition luxury throw featuring a stately arabesque pattern that incorporates geometric design motifs and reverses to a supple white cashmere of the finest quality.
Winner: LuRu Home (Milford, CT) for Sleeve Pillow, made from long rolls of hand-woven, indigo-dyed cotton embroidered with bands of pattern and alternating white lines. The white lines demarcate portions that can be cut and formed into cuffs for traditional Chinese jackets.
Finalist: Pom Pom at Home (Burbank, CA) for Caprice Shower Curtain.
Finalist: Blissliving® Home (Rockville, MD) for Daliya Duvet Set.
Winner: Matouk (New York, NY) for Abstractions, a line of abstract graphic-printed beach towels, made from 100 percent cotton velour and available in five bright colors.
Finalist: Peacock Alley (Dallas, TX) for Astoria Towels.
Finalist: Turkish-T (Nashville, TN) for Super Soft Spa Hamam Bathrobe and Slippers.
Winner: Anali Exquisite Needlework (Redmond, WA) for Chevron Placemat & Napkin, a set of European table linens embroidered in brilliant color combinations – emerald and sapphire, poppy and mahogany, and linen and taupe.
Finalist: COCOCOZY (Beverly Hills, CA) for Lucite Tray.
Finalist: Busatti since 1842 (Anghiari, Italy) for Americana Lucrezia placemat.
HOME ACCESSORIES CATEGORY:
Winner: Alicia Adams Alpaca (Stanfordville, NY) for Vicuña Throw, a dark wheat-colored throw made from the supremely soft vicuña “fiber of the gods,” once used exclusively by members of the royal family during the age of the Incas.
Finalist: John Mahoney Designs Inc. (Hudson, NY) for Handprinted Pillow Covers.
Finalist: Green Living Organics - glo (Brooklyn, NY) for Cable Knit Throw.
“These winners were clear stand outs in terms of design creativity and innovation,” said Danielle Giacopenello, At Home featuring Home Textiles sales manager. “These companies set a new standard of excellence in home textiles design.”
The panel of judges included: Tracy Bulla, Home Accents Today; David Gill, HFN; Jennifer Marks, Home Textiles Today; and Wanda Jankowski, LDB Interior Textiles.
New York Home Textiles Market Week offers buyers access to nearly 600 better bed, bath, linen and home products vendors at the New York International Gift Fair (located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal’s Pier 94), 230 Fifth Avenue, and 7 West 34th Street. Products represented at each of these venues include bed and bath fashions, table linens, kitchen textiles, towels, decorative accessories, area rugs, window treatments and decorative fabrics.
The summer 2021 edition of Home Textiles Market Week will take place Friday, August 16, through Wednesday, August 21, in New York City. At Home featuring Home Textiles will run August 18-21, 2021, at the Javits Center, as part of the New York International Gift Fair.