NY NOW: The Meeting Point Between Design and Retail

NY NOW: 2018’s Summer Edition

New York’s Jacob K. Javits Center has been hosting NY NOW since Sunday’s August 12th. Running for four days, an array of home and lifestyle products are on display throughout the four levels of the sprawling convention complex.

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With ICFF’s director Kevin O’Keefe running things, NY NOW – formerly known as the New York International Gift Fair – is looking to be the number one event in the retail market.

In the mist of Summer, NY NOW marks an opportunity for exhibitors to show off their most recent work and to be in the front when the market starts to stir in anticipation of the holiday season. Twice a year, plenty of exhibitors gather together to offer the best design solutions in the three main collections: home, lifestyle and handmade.

“Retail buying is becoming something very different,” O’Keefe says. “Millennials and generation Y & Zers seek unique experiences and inspiration where they shop—or they won’t shop there. They make purchases as an expression of their individuality.”

NY NOW: The Meeting Point Between Design and Retail

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The trade show welcomes new world-class design exhibitors, like Artek, Kartell, Vitra and Tom Dixon – names capable of reflecting the organization’s desire to elevate the attendee experience.

While 2018 was a year of re-invention for the fair, the Winter Edition (running from February 3rd till February 5th, 2019) is a promise for even more changes and surprises.


And what more can you do at Javits Center during NY NOW?

Trend Talks, Meet The Experts, New Buyer Orientations, A Night on Broadway are all planned activities for this Summer Edition of NY NOW.

With Trend Talks you can get powerful insights from an incredible lineup of experts on the latest retail, design and merchandising trends featured at NY NOW show floor.

Meet The Experts its’ a Meet and Greet program that gives you the chance to meet the biggest influencers behind the latest must-have home and lifestyle titles.

New Buyer Orientations at NY NOW is an exciting opportunity for first time a  Attending NY NOW for the first time? We’re excited you’re joining us and here to help!   Join us and learn how NY NOW is organized, how you can best navigate it, the tools and resources available to help you find exhibitors with the products you want and answers to any other questions you may have.

A Night on Broadway featuring Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is a musical presentation prepared for NY NOW visitors to have a special night on Tuesdays’ 14th August.


Make the most of the last two days of NY NOW at Javits Center and prepare yourself for the holiday season of the interior design world with class and the most recent new design trends.

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