NY NOW Gift Show Trends 2014

John Robshaw Prints

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  August is not just the time for fun and sun, but also the time for vendors to share their newest items at the New York Gift Show (recently renamed, "NY NOW").

On a very hot day in August, I took a whirlwind trip through the Javis Center with my designer friend Meg Braff perusing the latest in accessories and furnishing.  We were moving so fast that I didn't get all the photos I wanted…but here are a few that I snapped.

Although plum is the pantone color of 2014, I really saw a lot more of orange and blue than usual and not a lot of purple. Here is what else I noticed:
  • Rattan chairs and accessories were bigger then ever. 
  • Gold/Brass is still trending.
  • Lucite is still popular (although paired with brass).
  • I saw a lot more color and not as much gray as in past years -- but gray is still around.
  • Color! Blues, orange, pink, teal and lime...
  • Regarding patterns for textiles, there were two that predominated in my mind --  Indian block prints and geometric patterns -- especially honeycomb, octagonal or hexagonal shapes.  It seemed every vendor had Indian block prints.
  • Hexagonal shapes also made their way from textiles to case goods with Noir and Modern History (among others not pictured here) showcasing new "honeycomb" or hexagonal tables and bookcases.
But you savvy reader are probably well aware of these trends and are probably thinking it's now time to abandon them completely…

There were so many Indian prints that I joked we might have well have called the NY NOW show the "John Robshaw Show"

John Robshaw

Faux Bois and Geometric placemats

Bunny Williams Fabulous new rugs for Dash and Albert

Jonathan Adler
bungalow 5
Sorry, I am not a fan of this console.

 Some Interesting Art (Blue/Indigo Abstract Prints)


Happy Friday!  Hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer!