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. 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 BED CATEGORY: 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 & Dreamfit£ (Las Vegas, NV) for its Dreamfit Quilted Sheet Set BATH CATEGORY: Winner: Libeco Lagae (New York, NY) for its Vence Bed Set, 100% linen solid fashion Finalist: Espalma-Cobra (New York, NY) for its Hotel Collection Finalist: Sin In Linen (Seattle, WA) for its Tattoo Flash Ivory Shower Curtain DINING CATEGORY: 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. Judges included Katherine Nelson, Senior Market Editor, Metropolitan Home; 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; and Pamela Graves, Editor-in-Chief, Home Fashion & Furniture Trends.
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