Five Product Awards In Home Textiles Bestowed During N.Y. Home Textiles Market
| Five companies participating in Home Textiles Market Week® in New York City
were named winners of Home Textiles Best New Product Awards on Jan. 31, 2014,
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 redclaydesign.com/nynow - during the
Winter 2014 edition of NY NOW™, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, which runs
Saturday, Feb. 1, through Thursday, Feb. 6, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits
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
& King in the color Neutral.
BED CATEGORY: Winner: Matouk (New York, NY) for its Doppio, a bedding
collection with a double line of embroidery in 6 classic neutrals, on white and ivory
linen. The yarn is from flax grown in northern France.
Finalist: Libeco Home (New York, NY) for its Heritage Bedding Collection.
Finalist: Downright Ltd. (Brooklyn, NY) for its Reversible Merino Wool Mattress
BATH CATEGORY: 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
Finalist: Traditions Linens (Claverack, NY) for its Stone Washed Waffle towels.
Finalist: Scents and Feel (Miami, FL) for its Trilogy towels.
DINING CATEGORY: Winner: Traditions Linens (Claverack, NY) for its Cody, a
chambray reversible double cloth with solid chambray on one side and plaid on the
Finalist: Fab Habitat (Matawan, NJ) for its Nantucket-Polypropylene hand-woven
Finalist: LINUM (New York, NY) for its West Napkin.
HOME ACCESSORIES CATEGORY: Winner: V Rugs & Home (Miami, FL) for its Cecil
Pouf, a round ottoman with swivel. Made in the USA, with 100 percent Belgium
linen. Fringes are made with Tibetan lamb, trimmed with waxed cotton cord.
Available in 12 color combinations.
Finalist: Rani Arabella (New York, NY) for its Cashmere Skull Pillows.
Finalist: Johanna Howard Home & Accessories (Montclair, NJ) for its Beast Pillow.
All five winning products automatically qualify for consideration in the NY NOW
"Best of Home" Award, which will be determined through online voting at
redclaydesign.com/nynow. "Peoples' Choice" balloting runs Feb. 1 to 5, and the
winner will be announced on Feb. 6.
The panel of judges included: Duke Ratliff, HFN; Jenny Heinzen York, Home
Accents Today; Jennifer Marks, Home & Textiles Today; Nancy Robinson, Home
Fashion Forecast; and Wanda Jankowski, LDB Interior Textiles.
Additional information is available online at nyhometextilesmarketweek.com.