New Product Awards Presented At N.Y. Home Textiles Market Week
|Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product Awards have been
presented to five companies with Viceroy Collections from Kajaal
Home Couture, a collection of 100 percent cashmere blankets and
pillows made in Italy, receiving the top award, Best of Market.
All of the winter 2011 winners and finalists are exhibitors in At
Home featuring Home Textiles at the New York International Gift
Fair (NYIGF), taking place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, 2011.
Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product Awards are presented
semi-annually in four categories: Bed, Bath, Dining and Home
Accessories, with an overall Best of Market Distinction. Winners
and finalists are selected by a panel of trade and consumer
editors based upon innovation in design, creative use of
materials or construction, and new fiber, material or technology.
In addition to the Best of Market winner already noted, here are
the category winners and finalists:
Winner: Kimberly House Ltd. for Owl Wrap, a cotton blanket
featuring a whimsical hand-appliqued owl.
Finalist: Pine Cone Hill for Honfluer Linen.
Finalist: DwellStudio for Ikat Dot bedding.
Winner: Altinbasak Tekstil for its DeLuxe Towels & Bathrobes,
inspired by historical patterns and featuring a sheared loop to
create a dramatic design.
Finalist: Peacock Alley Inc. for its Montauk towel.
Finalist: Sferra for its Bellow towels.
Winner: Allem Studio for its Aqua Fish placemat, a playful, 100
percent cotton canvas placemat featuring a traditional Polish
peasant motif in a contemporary and coastal way.
Finalist: Blissliving Home for its Victoria half apron.
Finalist: Scents and Feel for its Fouta jacquard weave guest towel.
Home Accessories Category
Winner: Happy Blanket LLC for its Sky Blue cashmere blanket, a
digitally printed 100 percent cashmere blanket.
Finalist: Better Living for its African Butterfly decorative pillow.
Finalist: Alicia Adams Alpaca for its Pacatote alpaca tote.
The panel of judges included: Wanda Jankowski, editor-in-chief,
LDB Interior Textiles; David Gill, senior editor, HFN; Jenny
Heinzen York, editor-in-chief, Home Accents Today; Melody Udell,
associate editor, Home Fashion & Hospitality; Julia Noran,
managing partner, Editor at Large; Eugenia Santiesteban, senior
style editor, Veranda; and Laura van Zeyl, publisher, Home
The Summer 2011 edition of New York Home Textiles Market Week
will take place Friday, Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.
At Home featuring Home Textiles will run Aug. 14 to Aug. 18, 2011
at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center as part of the New York
International Gift Fair. For additional information, visit