'Best of Market' goes to V Rugs & Home
Green Bamboo Outdoor Pillow from V Rugs & Home was awarded "Best of Market" yesterday in the Best New Product Awards competition at Home Textiles Market Week in New York.
Four additional awards were presented in product-specific categories: Bed, Bath, Dining and Home Accessories. New York Home Textiles Market Week runs, through Thursday, August 20, at the New York International Gift Fair(NYIGF), 230 Fifth Avenue and 7 W 34th Street.
Winners and finalists were selected by a panel of trade and consumer editors based on several criteria, including innovation in design; creative use of materials/construction; and new fiber, material or technology.
The summer 2009 winners and finalists, selected from over 115 entries, are:
BEST OF MARKET:
V Rugs & Home (Miami, FL) for its Green Bamboo Outdoor Pillow, an outdoor portable cushion
Winner: Plover Organic (Portland, OR) for its Cartouche Quilt, an organic cotton hand quilted quilt
Finalist: Traditions (Claverak, NY) for its Simone Bed Design
Finalist: Papillon Linens & Dreamfittm (Las Vegas, NV) for its Dreamfit Quilted Sheet Set
Winner: Libeco Lagae (New York, NY) for its Alexa Kimono, made of 100% Belgian linen
Finalist: Espalma-Cobra (New York, NY) for its Hotel Collection
Finalist: Sin In Linen (Seattle, WA) for its Tattoo Flash Ivory Shower Curtain
Winner: Lintex (New York, NY) for its Golden Jubilee tablecloth and napkin
Finalist: Culturally Chic (Miami, FL) for its Bogacs place mat and napkin set
Finalist: Settings by Mona (Las Vegas, NV) for its Square Tablecloth
HOME ACCESSORIES CATEGORY:
Winner: Dash & Albert (Pittsfield, MA) for its Zipper Rug, wool hand woven zipper rug
Finalist: V.P. Designs (New Rochelle, NY) for its Chantilly Tablecloth Gift
Finalist: Scents and Feel (Miami, FL) for its Fouta Collection
"The winning entries really made an impression with the judges, who all have a keen eye for exemplary home textiles products,"said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF Director and George Little Management Senior Vice President.
The Best New Product Award judges were: Jennifer Marks, Editor-in-Chief, Home Textiles Today; Wanda Jankowski, Editor-in-Chief, LDB; David Gill, Editor-in-Chief, HFN; Jenny Heinzen York, Editor-in-Chief, Home Accents Today; Pamela Graves, Editor-in-Chief, Home Fashion & Furniture Trends; and Katherine Nelson, Senior Market Editor, Metropolitan Home.
New York Home Textiles Market Week offers buyers access to nearly 500 better bed, bath, linen and home products vendors at the New York International Gift Fair (Jacob K. Javits Convention Center & Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94), 230 Fifth Avenue and 7 West 34th Street. Products represented include bed and bath fashions, table linens, kitchen textiles, towels, decorative accessories, area rugs, window treatments and decorative fabrics.
The next edition is scheduled to run Friday, January 29, through Thursday, February 4, 2010, at the New York International Gift Fair, 230 Fifth Avenue and 7 W New York.
New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF)