Wearable Water Bottle Among Companies Recognized by NY Now
A company that’s known for its NY Now, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, announced the winners of the Accent on Design Awards.
This awards program recognizes product design excellence, innovation and creativity among NY Now’s Accent on Design exhibitors, a juried collection of contemporary designers and their products currently on display through February 7, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The winter 2018 Accent on Design Award winners are:
Overall Excellence: Hawkins New York (Booth #3707): Hawkins New York creates luxurious, accessible and responsibly-sourced home goods with a modern sensibility in design. The committee was especially impressed with not only the product collection in the booth but also the way in which everything is displayed.
Product Design Innovation: Closca (Booth #4115): Closca harnesses the latest innovation and technology to create products that integrate seamlessly into society. In particular, the combination of unique functionality and design of both the Closca Bottle, which is a water bottle that’s designed to be worn, and Closca Helmet stood out to the judging committee.
Best Overall Collection: Haptic Lab (Booth #4020): Based in Brooklyn, NY, Haptic Lab designs quilts, kites, and other items that explore the tactile sense. New for the winter 2018 NY Now market, Haptic Lab is showing its Flying Martha Ornithopter. Handmade by kite artisans, the Flying Martha Ornithopter was named after Martha, the last passenger pigeon that died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.
For nearly 30 years, Accent on Design has been a resource for design-led home and lifestyle merchandise. Presented as part of NY Now’s Home Collection, Accent on Design’s 125+ contemporary designers are culled through a set of juried acceptance criteria including: originality, creativity and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials; products which address and solve problems; consistent and continuous new product creations; a focus on contemporary design; and functionality.