The banners at NY Now had a contemporary new look.
NEW YORK—There is no such thing as a carpet underfoot on the Jacob Javits Conference Heart right here, the place NY Now, the primary in-person present to happen for the reason that conference middle shut down in March 2020, wraps up at the moment.
It looks as if a small inconsequential element, these naked cement flooring, nevertheless it is a sign of how the 98-year-old commerce present plans to reinvent itself within the post-pandemic period. The as soon as sprawling, multi-level present, crammed with sales space after sales space of a few of the greatest manufacturers in tabletop, house and reward, has began to recast itself as one thing extra intimate and elemental, targeted on craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind items with a steadiness between rising manufacturers and well-established ones. A brand new “incubator” part inside every product class offers new start-up corporations an opportunity to point out their items at an entry-level exhibitor worth level.
Occupying solely a portion of the primary stage at Javits, the present was noticeably pared down (there have been roughly 600 exhibitors) however was, as new Artistic Director