As they say: New York is a happening place! And how great is that?
New York’s Javits Center was the scene of three concurrently running trade shows last month: The National Stationery Show (products self-evident!) Surtex (a marketplace for original art and design) and ICFF (a showcase for contemporary design). We enjoyed them all but two of these were of special note for us.
The Stationery Show, the only so dedicated show in North America, is one through which we are now in discussions with several companies in hopes of adding product lines to our website, www.thisandthat24you.com and ICFF, which featured over 750 exhibitors of contemporary design for both residential and commercial interiors, had us come away with the most intriguing possibilities for product lines for www.thisandthat24you.com.
The great thing about this show was the colleges that participated, showcasing their students’ designs. Many of the students showing their work hope to be designers and many hope to start their own design company. Several of the students we spoke with have or will be bringing products to market. Several have GoFundMe pages and others have opened Kickstarter campaigns. Needless to say, we were very impressed with the imagination, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of these young people. It is our hope that This and That 4 You, Inc. can help some of these students more their dream forward and we are excited to be in discussions with the aim of being able to do so.
Stayed tuned and we’ll let you know when we can proudly promote these new designers to all of you!