First winners of IMC’s new Market Snapshot program awards named

Three Atlanta Market exhibitors – Glee Jewelry, Puffin Coolers and VE Designs – have been named as winners in the inaugural People’s Choice awards from International Market Centers’ (IMC) new Market Snapshot program.

Selected from 40 finalists via online voting that started before Atlanta Market kicked off earlier this week, an additional three winners will be named at Las Vegas Market later this month on Jan. 26.

“IMC’s Market Snapshot program previews and celebrates the taste-making innovations of the market,” says Dorothy Belshaw, IMC’s chief marketing and digital officer. “The People’s Choice winners reflect the gift and home product introductions that are most popular with the most discerning buyers: the retailer and designers who shop the IMC markets.”

Market Snapshot was created to showcase new, innovative and trendsetting furniture, home decor and gift products from across the Las Vegas and Atlanta Markets on social media, in buyer communications and through the markets’ websites.

In this round of People’s Choice voting, Puffin Coolers came in first place for its new Puffin Bottle Holder. Reminiscent of a sleeping bag, these insulted coolers wrap around the entirety of a bottle and each include a carabiner, bottle opener and utility pouch. Glee Jewelry took second place for its Peak necklace, a triangular Howlite pendant with a 17-inch gold, rose gold or silver chain, and for its Stackem Up bracelets which feature natural Howlite stone beads and a plated Glee Metal Symbol tag or plated Glee Logo Metal tag. In third was VE Designs’ Circa 1780 Antique Swedish Mora clock from the late Rococo period. Dry-scraped to its natural wood finish, the clock features gold accents on its crown and base and trompe l’oeil lapis stone detailing on its bonnet and skirt.

The full list of Atlanta Market’s People’s Choice finalists included Alex Marshall Studios; Amity Home; Arteriors; Bibol; Blue Ocean Traders; Canoe; Corky’s Footwear; Demdaco; Dôme Deco; Ethnicraft USA; Foreside Home & Garden; Jamie Young Co.; Katie Kime; Kris Nations; Leftbank Art; Meri Meri; Montes Doggett; Napa Home & Garden; Papersalt; Portico Design; Rosenthal Sambonet USA; Scheurich; Sea & Soul; Shelby Kregel Art & Design; Sonder Living; Spicher & Co.; Stickers Northwest; Studio Schmidt; Surya; The French Farm; The Kenyan Collection; The Quilling Card; The South Candle; Three Little Tots; UGears; Wallaroo Hat Co.; and Wildwood.

To see photos from each finalist and to learn more about Market Snapshot, visit Atlanta Market’s website.


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