New York Design Shows: Full of Courage and New Gifts
Every August thousands of gift shop owners and buyers travel to New York City to ready for the upcoming holiday season and to discover new gifts, home goods & design books to stock up their store. The two major events of the season, Shoppe Object at Pier 36 in Downtown Manhattan and NY NOW at Javits Center in Midtown gather hundreds of brands and makers from around the world who eagerly showcase their latest products.
Pier 36, August 14-17
Created to service progressive retail and design community, the show curates around 450 brands and makers and by this edition has become a real buzz of the town for discovering tasteful and innovative gifts and home goods.
Javits Center, August 14-17
First NY NOW gift show with masks off in years was planned to be a blast with hundreds of brands and thousands of visitors. While the show remains large in scale and has been making some buzz, many of the important brands and tastemakers that I expected to see, were not there.