Qi blanket named "Best of Market" for textiles at NYIGF
HTT Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 2/1/2012 2:58:01 PM
New York - Five exhibitors in the Home Textiles Market Week section of the New York International Gift Fair received Best New Product Awards yesterday, with Qi's plaited cable blanket taking the prize for "Best of Market."
More than 100 products were submitted for the content. The winners were:
Best of Market
Qi (New York) for its plaited cable blanket, a 100% cashmere blanket knitted with mouline and solid threads to create visual and tactile textures.
Winner: sefte (San Francisco) for its Seda throw, a luxurious construction of 20% silk and 80% baby alpaca, loom-woven in Peru.
Finalist: Aalamwaar Textiles Inc. (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) for The Linen Collection.
Finalist: CGG Home Fashions (Yonkers, NY) for its Allegro bedding collection.
Winner: Pluto On the Moon (Ninove, Belgium) for its Kaneka blue robe, a lightweight robe of blended wool and nylon in blue and gray, and red and beige palettes that match with other lounge and sleepwear.
Finalist: Turkish-T (Nashville, Tenn.) for its Beach Candy Basic hand loomed towels.
Finalist: Teresa Alecrim (Portugal) for its Granite Monogram hand towel.
Winner: Sferra (Edison, NJ) for Spectrum, its collection of European-woven linen cocktail napkins, dinner napkins and placemats in six colors that complement the 101 colors available in Festival, the company's top selling table linen program.
Finalist: Fino Lino (Ocean, NJ) for its Linen Mist Napkin.
Finalist: CocoCozy (Beverly Hills, Calif.) for its linen tabletop placemat runner and napkin set.
Home Accessories Category
Winner: Woven Workz (Framingham, Mass.) for Charlotte, a decorative throw constructed with playful ruffles on one side and a sweater knit on the reverse, available in six natural colors.
Finalist: Qi (New York) for its Curly Fur throw.
Finalist: Libeco Home (New York) for its Santa Cruz blanket.
Judges for the competition were: Jennifer Marks, editor-in-chief, Home Textiles Today; Brielle Ferreira, features editor, Luxe. Interiors + Design; David Gill, senior editor, HFN; Shanna Casey, managing editor, Home Fashion Forecast; Susan Tucker, Talcott Publishing Home Fashion; Wanda Jankowski, editor-in-chief, LDB Interior Textiles; and Victoria Jones, associate decoration editor, Veranda.
The summer session of At Home featuring Home Textiles will run Aug. 19-23, 2012, at the Javits Center, as part of the New York International Gift Fair. Additional information is available online at www.nyigf.com.
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