Companies Named for Best New Products at Home Textiles Market Week
NEW YORK-A panel of trade and consumer editors bestowed Home Textiles Market Week "Best New Product Awards" to five companies, with Designers Guild named "Best of Market" for its Watelet Duvet.
Home Textiles Market Week runs through Thursday, Feb. 4, at the New York International Gift Fair at New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94; 230 Fifth Avenue; and 7 West 34th Street.
One winner and two finalists were selected in each of four awards categories: Bed, Bath, Dining, and Home Accessories. Criteria judges considered were: innovation in design; creative use of materials/construction; and new fiber, material or technology.
Winter 2010 winners and finalists, selected from nearly 100 entries, are:
BEST OF MARKET:
Designers Guild (New York) for its Watelet Duvet, made of soft 200-thread count cotton satine, featuring a vibrant chartreause color that is reversible to white.
Winner: Blissliving Home (Rockville, Md.) for its Chang Mai Duvet Set, a children's bed set featuring Thai motifs in creative pointillism including elephants, Thai warriors and native flowers.
Finalist: John Robshaw Textiles and Home (New York) for its Hand-Stitched Duvet, block-printed on the finest 400-thread count cotton satine.
Finalist: Ogallala Comfort Company (Ogallala, Neb.) for its organic Hypodown duvet.
Winner: vieandsomn (West Orange, N.J.) for its Terry-Lined Robe, made of biodynamic organic Egyptian cotton and designed to sit flat against the waist with no added bulk.
Finalist: Forza & Home by Turkish Towel Collection (Berkeley, Calif.) for its Ottoman Topkapi Collection towels.
Finalist: Matouk (Fall River, Mass.) for Bespoke Towels.
Winner: Settings by Mona Inc. (Las Vegas) for its Easycare Collection, a stain-resistant, hand-embroidered tablecloth that requires little or no ironing.
Finalist: Pom Pom at Home (Los Angeles) for its Audrey Tablecloth.
Finalist: Linen Way (Woodbridge, Ontario) for its Birds Olive green/blue tablecloth.
HOME ACCESSORIES CATEGORY:
Winner: V Rugs & Home (Miami, Fla.) for its Olivette Decorative Pillow, made with environmentally friendly materials, including mango wood chips to create pattern and texture over hemp.
Finalist: Allem Studio (Marietta, Ga.) for its Madhubani Dancing Peacocks Pillow.
Finalist: Designers Guild (New York) for its Porden cushion.
"New York is the market for superlative design across all home textiles categories, and these winners and finalists exemplify the trend-forward orientation of Home Textiles Market Week," said Danielle Johnson, sales manager of NYIGF's At Home featuring Home Textiles division.