Gift Fair Accepting Applications to Design-Focused Divisions

       

       

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair has invited designers, artists and manufacturers to submit applications for several juried, design-focused divisions at the winter version of the trade show.

The divisions include Accent on Design, A+: The Young Designers’ Platform at Accent on Design, Handmade Designer Maker and Handmade Global Design. Applications are available online at nyigf.com/apply. The due date for Accent on Design, Handmade Designer Maker and Handmade Global Design is Sept. 30. For A+: The Young Designers’ Platform, the due date is Dec. 2.

The criteria for acceptance by the Accent on Design selection committee are original, creative and authentic product design, new and innovative use of materials, products that address and solve problems, consistent and continuous new product creations, a focus on contemporary design and functionality.
The A+ section showcases work by emerging designers, based on design concept, creativity and originality.

Handmade Designer Maker presents limited-production products across all categories and media. Handmade Global Design spotlights international craft resources with a focus on strong design, traditional techniques and quality workmanship.

The Gift Fair is scheduled for Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94.

Gift Fair Accepting Applications to Design-Focused Divisions

       

       

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-The New York International Gift Fair is inviting designers, artists and manufacturers to apply for its design-focus divisions for the summer Gift Fair.

Applicants for Accent on Design, A+: The Young Designers’ Platform at Accent on Design, Handmade Designer Maker and Handmade Global design can submit their applications to nyigf.com/apply. In a new feature, the Gift Fair will also award Carol Sedestrom Ross “Maker to Market” Scholarships to two Handmade applicants. The scholarships are named for the late Carol Sedestrom Ross, craft marketing director for GLM, owner and manager of the show.

The summer Gift Fair is scheduled for Aug. 13 through Aug. 18 at its usual locations, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94 in New York City.