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NY Now Field Trip!

Our HP 314/Manufacturing & Marketing of Home Product Hard Lines’ (“Hard Home”) second class of the second semester has already included an interesting field trip, to NY Now.

Instead of meeting in room 307 as we usually do, we met in the enormous Javits Center, and were advised in advance to wear comfortable shoes and take any shopping bags that were offered to us. Both very helpful pieces of advice, because there is a lot of walking, and a lot of samples and freebies to carry around!

We split up in groups, with assignments to examine products, trends and booths. Fortuantely we were given smaller categories to choose from, since there was a lot to see. I was in the Tabletop & Gourmet Housewares group, and the entire section was carpeted in a light blue rug. Once we knew what color rug to look for, it was easy!

When we got back to school, we did presentations on our favorite brands and booths. Among the faves were Swig Life, Provence Platters, Corkcicle, The Napkins, Deborah Rhodes, Bungalow 5 and a long list of others. Trends we saw included a lot of wood (trays, tabletop), varieties of sustainable products (straws, cups), and I noticed what I called “sassy sayings” (see towel), bright colors/color blocking, and faux marble.

It was hard to see everything in one three-hour visit, but it was very easy to find a lot to like! Overall, great practice for what to do and look for at trade shows!\

Swig Life’s marble martini to go
Retail Renaissance!
Sassy Sayings, Hand Towel Dept.
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Consider ~ HOME PRODUCTS ~ a unique major that explores the materials, manufacturing, merchandising and marketing of the home furnishings industry. 

The rigorous project-based curriculum addresses the contemporary realities of the home furnishings industry and cultivates critical skills in the areas of product development, integrated business strategies, and presentation. Through hands-on projects and applied research, you’ll learn to put ideas into action and develop forward-thinking approaches in the study of both the home furnishing and textile sectors. 

You benefit from a small collaborative academic environment and industry involvement. Visiting NYC showrooms and attending major trade shows, such as NY Now, NY Home Textile Market Week, High Point Market, International Home & Housewares Show, and Maison et Objet, you will gain real industry experience in fostering your career.

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The Home Products Development Department

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NY Now 2015

One of the many great benefits of the Home Products Development program is being able to travel to and attend tradeshows. Each spring the Junior class flies to High Point, North Carolina for the furniture market and in a few weeks we will be visiting Chicago for the Housewares Show. Being lucky enough to live in NYC, we have the opportunity to walk all of the fabulous shows at the Javits Center. The most recent we attended was the NY Now show. Each student identified a color trend and a trend trend to present to the class while observing what the companies had to offer for future seasons.

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It would be impossible to highlight all of the greatest moments from the show, so I decided to collaborate with a few of my fellow classmates and share some of their favorite displays and booths from the show.

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