The award for Overall Excellence went to W&P, a Brooklyn-based product design company with a mission to create products that inspire your daily interactions with food and drink in ways you never imagined possible. The company’s stylish Cheese Knife won the “Best in Market” Award to recognize one extraordinary product that stood out among the ten category winners of the “Best New Product” Awards.
The Excellence in Booth Design was awarded to MT Masking Tape, the original brand of design masking tape made of Japanese washi paper – excellent quality for an infinite number of possible uses. Their booth features a rainbow masking tape display suspended in the air featuring 1,260 rolls of tape.
The Best Product Collection was awarded to +d, presented by Eastern Accent, bringing fine craftsmanship and artistry into the lives of all through the beauty and uniqueness of its interactive products.
The Best New Product Innovation was won by SCOOP by LYFE, a brand with one simple philosophy: A simplified lifestyle in metal which takes the form of an ice cream scooper featuring a unique cast aluminum design and ergonomic handle.
“NY NOW’S Accent on Design section is THE place to experience cutting-edge design and innovation,” said Randi Mohr, Emerald Expositions Vice President and NY NOW Director. “We’re thrilled to congratulate each of our winners, as their products truly embody what Accent on Design represents and we couldn’t be more excited for their continued success!”
Judges included: Charanna Alexander of The New York Times; Patti Biro of Patti Biro & Associates/Spa Industry Association; Erica Finamore of Food Network Magazine; Alex Herring of Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Arlene Hirst ofDwell; Melissa Hunter of Mommy and Gracie Show; Anna Logan of Traditional Home; Jennifer Marks of Home & Textiles Today; Donna Milstein of Donna Milstein Consulting; Rebecca O’Connell of BuzzFeed; Stephanie Sisco of Real Simple; Susan A. Tucker of BYDYZNE Consulting/IFDA; Claudia Wasser of Trend & Style; Sam Ujvary of Gift Shop; Jeri Webb, museum story consultant; and Allison Zisko of HFN.