Novità is a marketing and communications agency devoted to the design and architecture community. We are creative connectors, strategists, and activators—and we love what we do.

About

At Novità, our passion for design and architecture drives the work that we do.

Since 1996, we have helped a select group of design companies address their marketing and media relations needs.

More than just PR is our abiding principle. While our strong relationships with editors at leading digital and print outlets allow us to excel at traditional public relations, we offer a full range of marketing and social media services through our New York and Milan offices. We are known for our creative energy, our proactive yet personal approach, and for bringing products and projects we truly believe in to the attention of designers, editors, influencers, and consumers.

Our clients are both large and small, established and startup, international and domestic, but they all share our love of design and our commitment to sustainability. They are manufacturers, designers, architects, cultural institutions, associations, and trade shows. We strive to be an integral part of their business success, and relish this kind of dynamic partnership.

  • PR & Marketing

    • Media & Influencer Relations
    • Press Material Production
    • Strategic Planning
    • Advertising Strategy
    • Media Buying—Print & Digital
    • Industry Sponsorships
    • Association & Charity Partnerships
    • Broadcast Media Outreach
    • Product & Brand Development
    • Art Direction & Branding
    • Sustainability Strategy
    • Collateral Material Production
    • Email Newsletters
    • Blog Content
    • Website Design, Development & Content Strategy
    • Design Competition Development & Management
    • Online Product Library Management
  • Events

    • Press, Blogger, A&D, Showroom Events
    • International & Domestic Press Tours
    • Press Conferences
    • Trade Show, Pavilion & Booth Development & Management
    • Media & Designer/Architect Events
    • Showroom Events
    • Blogger Events
    • Seminars & CEUs
    • Association Events
    • Round Tables & Panel Discussions
    • Focus Groups
  • Social Media

    • Strategy, Management, Monitoring & Reporting
    • Competition & Contest Development
    • Visuals, Graphics & Programming
    • Trend Reporting

    Novità Italia

    • Press Outreach
    • Influencer Contact Assistance
    • Media & Designer Events
    • Saloni Tours, Exhibitions, Partnerships

Media Reach

Novità has built strong relationships at leading print, online, and broadcast outlets covering Design, Architecture, Lifestyle, and Sustainability, such as…

  • Abitare
  • Apartment Therapy
  • Archinect
  • Architect
  • Architects + Artisans
  • Architectural Digest
  • Architectural Products
  • Architectural Record
  • Architizer
  • Azure
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Boutique Design
  • Bustler
  • Canadian Architect
  • Canadian Interiors
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Co.Design
  • Contract
  • Cool Hunting
  • Core77
  • Cottages & Gardens
  • Departures
  • Design Bureau
  • Design Milk
  • Design*Sponge
  • designboom
  • Details
  • Dezeen
  • Domino
  • Dwell
  • Editor at Large
  • Elle Decor
  • Fast Company
  • Financial Times
  • Frame
  • Gizmodo
  • HGTV
  • Hospitality Design
  • House Beautiful
  • Huffington Post
  • Inhabitat
  • Intérieurs
  • Interior Design
  • Interiors
  • Interiors & Sources
  • Interni
  • KCRW – DNA
  • Lonny
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Luxe
  • Metropolis
  • Moco Loco
  • Modern Luxury
  • Monocle
  • New York Magazine
  • New York Observer
  • New York Post
  • New York Spaces
  • NPR
  • NY1
  • NY Daily News
  • Ottagano
  • Otto / 3rings
  • Qualified Remodler
  • Remodeling
  • Remodelista
  • Residential Architect
  • Robb Report
  • Rue
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Surface
  • T Magazine
  • The Architect’s Newspaper
  • The New York Times
  • Treehugger
  • USA Today
  • Veranda
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Wallpaper*
  • Washington Post
  • and many more…

Clients

Spin Ceramics

Spin Ceramics

Founded in 2002, Spin Ceramics represents the intersection of ancient Chinese technique and modern design thinking. The fine porcelain pieces are conceived in Shanghai and handcrafted in the Jingdezhen region with special clay from the Kaolin Mountain, then high fired twice to create a durable yet glass-like quality. Spin’s pieces are admired and collected internationally, displaying the powerful art form stemming from the traditional craftsmanship, with collections ranging from classic to whimsical. Spin’s first United States outpost opened in 2014 in New York City’s SoHo district, rounding out its existing portfolio of five stores in Asia (Shanghai, Changsha, Beijing, and two in Singapore).

www.spinceramics.com

Biber Architects / USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

Biber Architects

Biber Architects is a New York-based multidisciplinary firm led by James Biber, FAIA LEED. The firm was selected by the Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015, which includes the James Beard Foundation and the International Culinary Center, in association with the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, to design the American presentation at the 2015 World’s Fair. The USA Pavilion, named “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet.” responds to the Expo’s food-centric theme with a high-tech, sustainable farm-to-table model that address the contemporary status of the production and consumption of resources.

www.biber.co

Venice Architecture Biennale—US Pavilion

Venice Biennale

Novità Communications has had the honor of collaborating with the official US representation at the Venice Architecture Biennale, providing promotional support to the Institute for Urban Design on Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good (2012) and the Storefront for Art and Architecture on OfficeUS (2014). The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the US Department of State supports and manages official US participation at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

www.officeus.org

Trove

Trove

A multimedia wallcovering studio located in New York City, Trove is known for their inventive design, large scale patterns and use of innovative materials. Founded in 2006 and run by husband-and-wife team Randall Buck and Jee Levin, Trove has received numerous international accolades, including three Good Design Awards, two Editor’s Choice Awards for ICFF, and an award for Architectural Products from the Product Innovation Awards. Six of Trove’s patterns are in the Brooklyn Museum’s permanent Decorative Arts Collection and two of Trove’s patterns have been acquired by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

www.troveline.com

Think Fabricate

Think Fabricate

Think Fabricate is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. Co-founded by Susan Doban and Jason Gorsline, Think Fabricate is dedicated to the exploration of function, detail, and character in their design solutions, which range from furniture and product development to residential interiors, branded environments, and public art installations. Their design process is driven by the idea of collaboration—with other designers and clients alike—resulting in compositions full of color, interesting material palettes, meaningful visual motifs, and modern forms.

www.thinkfabricate.com

Stylex

Stylex

Founded in 1956 by the Golden family, Stylex focuses its efforts on the modern office environment with careful consideration given to balancing aesthetics, value, ergonomics, and green technology. Stylex’s elegant office solutions display an elegant craftsmanship with products made in America, featuring a selection of task chairs, modular seating units, healthcare seating, lounge and guest chairs stools, and now tables. Stylex collaborates with top designers such as Iskos-Berlin, Paul Brooks, Sava Cvek, Mark Goetz, and Brad Ascalon. It also consults with leading architecture firms and specifiers, and employs a top-notch internal design team to create its stunning product lines.

www.stylexseating.com

Sieger

Sieger

The SIEGER brand is characterized by supreme German craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a chic aesthetic. Imbued with a Mediterranean joie de vivre, the SIEGER collections are both playful and elegant. The company was founded by Michael Sieger, the designer, and his brother Christian, the marketing director. Each product is an expression of the Siegers’ personal vision and dedication, which is why the brands fashion and tableware collections are manufactured exclusively in Germany and Italy. When it comes to tableware, SIEGER works with longtime porcelain expert FÜRSTENBERG.

www.sieger.org

Royal Botania

Royal Botania

A Belgian manufacturer of finely-crafted, contemporary outdoor furniture, Royal Botania is known for their unique combination of ergonomic design, engineering and aesthetics. Founded in 1992 by engineers Kris Van Puyvelde and Frank Boschman, Royal Botania has earned an international reputation for technical ingenuity and design originality. The brand’s chairs and loungers offer the maximum in spinal support and comfort, and all furniture is produced using high-quality, weather-resistant materials like premium teak, marine-grade stainless steel and powder-coated aluminum. In addition to its outdoor furniture lines, Royal Botania also has a collection of outdoor lighting.

www.royalbotania.com

Robert Allen

Robert Allen

Robert Allen leads the decorative fabric and home furnishings market with products devoted to quality and innovation. Its vast array of collections encompasses a range of tastes and styles, from traditional to contemporary, providing timeless design solutions for any customer. Robert Allen is perhaps best recognized for the Robert Allen Color Library, an industry staple of over 90 books showcasing the brand’s color leadership, design know-how, and high quality. Robert Allen is a branch of The Robert Allen Group, whose brands include Robert Allen, Robert Allen Contract, Robert Allen @ Home, and Beacon Hill.

www.robertallendesign.com

NeoCon East

NeoCon East

Held every year in Baltimore, NeoCon East is the premier design exposition and conference for commercial interiors on the East Coast. The sister show to NeoCon, it features hundreds of premium brands covering a range of sectors, including corporate, government, hospitality, healthcare, institutional, and retail interiors. From product launches to an educational program that includes a multitude of CEU-accredited seminars and special events led by top industry professionals, NeoCon East is not to be missed.

www.neoconeast.com

NeoCon

Held at the historic Merchandise Mart building in Chicago, NeoCon® is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, annually attended by over 40,000 architecture and design professionals. NeoCon debuted in 1969. Today, with over 1 million square feet of showroom and exhibition spaces, NeoCon is now considered the largest trade show of its kind in North America. With over three days of nonstop resources including access to the latest and most innovative products and a vast array of educational and networking opportunities, NeoCon is the single most important industry event of the year and a one-stop destination.

www.neocon.com

Merchandise Mart

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., a division of Vornado Realty Trust, is a leading owner and operator of integrated showroom and office buildings and trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together through market events, trade and consumer shows, and conferences each year. Its headquarters is located in the landmark Merchandise Mart building, the world’s largest commercial building and wholesale design center, and one of Chicago’s premier international business locations.

www.merchandisemartproperties.com

M2L

M2L

Founded in 1992, M2L is internationally known for presenting fresh and iconic modern design solutions to the North American architecture and design community. In addition to representing leading design brands from Europe including Walter Knoll, Artifort and Cerruti Baleri, M2L produces its own line of furniture, M2L BRAND, featuring premium architectural cabinetry and sophisticated seating. Through its website and showrooms in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, and, most recently, Toronto, M2L offers a comprehensive portfolio of designs suitable for projects of every scale.

www.m2l.com

Leucos USA

Leucos

Crafted in Italy, all of the Leucos USA products represent the very best blend of traditional hand-blown glass techniques combined with innovative, modern design. While deeply valuing Italian tradition, the Leucos brands continue to explore new and invigorating production methods that make the company a renowned and visionary leader in contemporary glass lighting. Leucos USA specializes in the hospitality, commercial and high-end residential markets. Brand collections include recessed, pendants, table, wall, floor and ceiling fixtures. All lighting fixtures are UL listed. Many pieces are stocked in a 30,000 square-foot warehouse located 30 miles south of New York City.

www.leucosusa.com

Italian Trade Commission

Italian Trade Commission

The Italian Trade Agency is the governmental association that promotes trade and business opportunities between Italy and foreign markets. For decades, the Italian Tile Center at the Italian Trade Agency in New York has worked in close collaboration with Confindustria Ceramica (The Association of Italian Ceramics) to promote Italian ceramic tiles to architects, designers, and distributors through a variety of activities and services, which range from seminars to participation in trade shows as well as a frequented database of Italian tile manufacturers and the US and Canadian dealers that carry their products.

www.italytile.com

ILEX

ILEX

ILEX was founded over 15 years ago in Taunton, Massachusetts, with a commitment to nurturing American design and production. This mission has guided the development of the brand’s extensive range of lighting solutions for commercial, hospitality, and high-end residential spaces. Now ILEX is taking the concept one step further with The Portfolio—a collaborative partnership with preeminent and emerging American designers including Michael Graves, Laura Kirar, Chris Poehlmann, Mick Ricereto, Kevin Walz, and Michael Wolk. Each designer has developed a distinct collection of lighting suitable for contract and residential settings.

www.ilexlight.com

Hansgrohe

Hansgrohe

Founded in 1901 by Hans Grohe in the Black Forest of Germany, Hansgrohe is the premium brand for bathroom and kitchen fittings, and a market leader in showers and shower systems. The company manufactures and assembles many of its Hansgrohe-branded products for North America, as well as for several emerging markets overseas, at its US headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia. Regarded as one of the leading innovators in technology and design, its inventions include the adjustable wallbar, multiple-spray handshowers and showerheads, and a number of water-saving technologies. Internationally, it serves customers in over 130 countries through 42 subsidiaries and branches.

www.hansgrohe-usa.com

Effeti USA

Effeti USA

Effeti USA, the US subsidiary of Effeti Cucine Uniche, offers luxury Italian kitchen cabinetry and design services to trade and consumers, as well as US dealer support. Its flagship showroom is located in the historic Terminal Stores building in the Chelsea Arts/High Line district. Founded in Italy in 1963, Effeti’s modern designs are attributed to its world-renowned designers: Giancarlo Vegni, Monica Armani, and Gabriele and Oscar Buratti. Effeti uses only high-quality materials to ensure durability and sustainability. All components are made in the factory in Florence, Italy to ensure control over the entire construction and finishing process.

www.effetiusa.com

D’Apostrophe

D’Apostrophe Design

Founded by Belgian-born, NYC-based architect Francis D’Haene, D’Apostrophe offers high quality European products for architects, interior designers, and commercial purchasers. The trade showroom represents a list of high-end manufacturers whose products fit nearly any project. D’Apostrophe carries both outdoor and indoor solutions in vertical markets such as Contract/Hospitality and Residential. Brands include Belgian outdoor furniture specialist Royal Botania, ventilation concept manufacturer Renson, designer office systems producer Bulo, multifunctional furnishings brand Wildspirit, Italian furniture company Pedrali, luxury carpet design house Limited Edition, and architectural lighting brand Delta Light, among others.

www.dapostrophe.net

Duravit

Duravit

Founded in 1817 in the heart of Germany’s Black Forest, Duravit is a leading supplier of sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, whirl tubs, accessories, and wellness ideas. Duravit operates in 60 countries and collaborates with renowned designers such as Philippe Starck, Phoenix Design, EOOS, Norman Foster, and Sieger Design. The brand is sought after for yielding forward-thinking and award-winning products that bring the bathroom to life. Stateside, Duravit leads its category through an exciting mix of promotions and events, including the Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition, Duravit Design Week, Klub Duravit, and a biennial trip to the Duravit Black Forest headquarters.

www.duravit.us

Doban Architecture

Doban Architecture

Doban Architecture is an award-winning, Brooklyn-based architectural practice led by Susan Doban. The firm’s broad range of expertise includes educational, economic development, and residential projects as well as numerous branded environments and custom interior installations with its affiliated design studio, Think Fabricate. Doban Architecture has worked on more than 20 built projects in downtown New Rochelle over the past 10 years, including the Monroe College campus, as well as 75 capital improvements for the New York City School Construction Authority.

www.dobanarchitecture.com

Design-Calendar

Design-Calendar

A blog started by Novità in 2004, Design-Calendar shares news and insights on design industry events and launches taking place locally and overseas. In conjunction with the site, the eSPY newsletter builds awareness of key industry events happening around the US and internationally for that month.

www.design-calendar.com

Culture.pl

Culture.pl

Providing information on the most exciting Polish cultural events worldwide, Culture.pl is the most comprehensive source of knowledge about Polish culture. In addition to event listings for Poland and beyond, it boasts a wealth of artist bios, reviews, essays, and profiles of cultural institutions. A special section dedicated to Polish design includes information about the latest trends, works, and projects. Culture.pl is operated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, which aims to strengthen Polish cultural impact and benefit international cultural exchange. Culture.pl recently brought NASZ, an exhibit of Polish art and design, to WantedDesign NYC for its US debut.

www.culture.pl

Coverings

Coverings

Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from more than 35 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world. Every year, Novità Communications works with Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) to organize and promote the Ceramics of Italy Pavilion, which contains a 3,000 square-foot central stand and over 50 exhibits from Italy’s leading tile manufacturers.

www.coverings.com

 

Cersaie

Cersaie

Cersaie is the world’s premier exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings in Bologna, Italy. Organized by Edi.Cer SpA and promoted by Confindustria Ceramica in collaboration with BolognaFiere, the show attracts nearly 1,000 exhibitors from over 30 countries and over 75,000 visitors each year. It also features a robust conference program, “Building, Dwelling, Thinking,” for which hundreds of prominent speakers including Renzo Piano, Shigeru Ban, and Patricia Urquiola have taken the stage.

www.cersaie.it

Ceramics of Italy

Ceramics of Italy

Ceramics of Italy is the institutional brand name for the Italian ceramics sector, which for 40 years has been representing and promoting Italian ceramic companies worldwide. It is a trademark for manufacturers of ceramic tiles, sanitaryware and tableware that are members of Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics). Only products bearing this logo come with the Made-in-Italy promise of exceptional quality, innovative design, unparalleled technical performance, decades of groundbreaking R&D, and production methods that are deeply respectful of the environment.

www.italiantiles.com

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill brings exclusive, finely crafted fabrics to the interior design trade. Inspired internationally and designed for luxury, the offerings are truly one-of-a-kind. Beacon Hill has a tradition of using fine materials, distinctive techniques, and an opulent color palette to provide understated elegance for those seeking a gracious style of living and for lovers of all things artisanal and handcrafted. Beacon Hill’s rich selection of textiles is frequently featured in top design events such as Holiday House and DIFFA Dining By Design. Beacon Hill is a brand of The Robert Allen Group.

www.beaconhilldesign.com

Axor

Axor

Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe, is renowned for its supreme quality, innovative design, and partnerships with leading architects, and interior and product designers. The Axor collections offer unique and sustainable solutions to create personalized bathrooms of the highest aesthetic and technological levels. To date, Axor design partners include Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Antonio Citterio, Front, Jean-Marie Massaud, Nendo, Phoenix Design, Philippe Starck, and Patricia Urquiola. Axor collections can be found in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Yoo Apartments in New York, the Bulgari Hotels of Milan and Bali, and the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai, to name a few.

www.hansgrohe-usa.com/axor

Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Film Festival

Founded in 2009 by architect Kyle Bergman, the Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the creative spirit that drives architecture and design. Through a curated selection of films, events, and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to educate, entertain, and engage all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. It has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject with festivals in New York and Los Angeles.

www.adfilmfest.com

 

Arborite

Arborite Alphabet Snap

With over 60 years of experience in decorative high-pressure laminate manufacturing, Montreal-based Arborite delivers inspired contemporary surfacing solutions. The company excels in supplying designers, architects, and specifiers with the perfect laminate for any space, allowing them to choose from a range of premium textures and over 200 design options. All Arborite laminates are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified, and a majority of their product offering is certified by the FSC.

www.arborite.com

AD Home Design Show

AD Home Design Show

A four-day event held at Pier 94 in New York City, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show is one of America’ s premiere furniture shows for the trade and consumers. With more than 300 exhibitors, the show features the latest furniture, accessories, lighting, art, kitchen, bath, and building products from all over the world. In addition to the robust exhibitor listing, the show includes seminars presented by The New York Times as well as speeches and presentations from design industry experts.

www.archdigesthomeshow.com

3M Architectural Markets

3M Architectural Markets

3M Architectural Markets offers flexible, creative, and technologically advanced surface and lighting solutions based on 3M’s tradition of innovation. With a wide range of architectural finishes and decorative window glass finishes as well as natural and artificial lighting solutions, 3M Architectural Markets helps designers create a complete mood or atmosphere, defining the specific character of any environment. The division’s technologies are engineered to create design excellence and enhance human comfort.

www.3Marchitecturalmarkets.com

What they say about us

Arborite

—Mike De Rita, V.P. Sales & Marketing

It is a pleasure to work with Novità. The firm’s skilled team is professional, enthusiastic and tenacious. They are delightful to work with and most importantly, they get results!

Architecture & Design Film Festival

—Laura Cardello, Festival Director

We have been absolutely delighted with the work Novità has done on behalf of the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF). Chris and her talented team do a tremendous job getting ADFF press coverage for its festivals in New York and California, and have impressed us with their willingness to go the extra mile to support us.

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

—Susan McCullough, Senior Vice President, Tradeshows

Over the years, Novità has continued to raise their bar on deliverables. Their relationship with trade and consumer press continues to add tangible results to our PR strategy. Their ideation and creative thinking has resulted in great press features, exciting buzz, and has made all of our show’s clients very happy. Their team is smart, engaging, and they seem to know everyone.

Hansgrohe USA

—Angela Hoggan, Marketing Project Manager

We consider the Novità team members of the extended Hansgrohe family. Their passion, dedication, and commitment to their clients is like no other company we have experienced. Their approach to projects is always thoughtful, innovative, and collaborative. We have seen a significant increase in our brand exposure over the last four years that we have been working together, which has translated into many new opportunities to promote our brands in various industry segments and platforms from VIP events to social media campaigns. We look forward to continuing our journey with Novità as a trusted partner and resource to help us continue to build the company and brands in North America.

Confindustria Ceramica

—Luciano Galassini, Deputy Managing Director

After so many years of cooperation on many different events, I can say that Chris Abbate and her team not only helped us to reach our objectives, but in doing so, they conveyed the pleasure of working. Novità puts passion, humanity, and skill in pursuing the clients’ goals.

Royal Botania

—Thierry Herbert, Principal at D’Apostrophe and Managing Director at Royal Botania

Novità has an amazing team. They are a fresh, positive force in our business, connecting us with influential contacts, promoting us to the press and A&D industry, and coming up with great ideas and executing them well—for example, creating a lounge with our furniture in the middle of NYC’s Meatpacking District, which was a great success. Whether the scope of work is large or small, Novità handles campaigns strategically with energy and ease.

National Trade Productions

—Elena Grant, Vice President, Program Development

Working with Novità for the past 7 years has truly been a pleasure. Chris, Danielle and the whole team I have worked with have great insight, dedication and work diligently to deliver expected results and then some. Their strategic ideas have continually pushed us to elevate our campaigns and increase the overall success of Coverings.

Italian Trade Commission

—Laura Del Vecchio, Deputy Trade Commissioner

We have collaborated with Novità Communications on various projects and the experience has always been a pleasure. The team is knowledgeable, hardworking, enthusiastic, creative, and always committed to achieving the best results.

Trove

—Jee Levin and Randall Buck, Co-Founders and Designers

Novità has embraced the ever-changing world of publishing with excitement and initiative. They have quickly understood the value of social media as an important platform, and pave an informed and inspired road through for their clients.

Team

Christine Abbate

President

Prior to founding Novità in 1996, Christine was Director of Marketing & Promotion for the Italian Tile Center, Italian Trade Commission. Fluent in Italian, she has extensive experience in PR, marketing, trade show/event planning, and design competition management. Passionate about products and events, she loves being a strategic partner to her clients across their marketing and product development programs. She lives and breathes design and architecture and has led delegations to many of the world’s top design fairs. A creative connector and consummate networker, Chris has developed Novità into one of the leading PR and marketing agencies serving the design industry. Outside the office, she is often shopping fleamarkets for finds, searching for porcinis in the Dolomites, or making berry pie.

Prior to founding Novità in 1996, Christine was Director of Marketing & Promotion for the Italian Tile Center, Italian Trade Commission. Passionate about products and events, she has extensive experience in PR, marketing, trade show/event planning, and design competition management.

Danielle McWilliams

Vice President

Danielle has over ten years of experience in design public relations. An out-of-the-box thinker, she has led the Hansgrohe/Axor account for many years along with Royal Botania/D’Apostrophe, Leucos USA, and Effeti USA. She loves trade shows and has played an active role in the coordination of seminars, press events and junkets, tweet chats, and press offices and exhibitor relations at Coverings, Cersaie, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, NeoCon and NeoCon East. She is the Editorial Director of Design-Calendar.com and the monthly eSPY newsletter that reaches 15,000 subscribers. The jock of the office (or “sports head” as Chris calls her), Danielle loves to play field hockey, run marathons, and cheer for the Yankees, Giants, and Jets.

Danielle has over ten years of experience in design public relations. She has led the Hansgrohe account for many years along with Royal Botania/D’Apostrophe, and Leucos USA, among others. She is also Editorial Director of Design-Calendar.com and eSPY newsletter.

Cherie Bustamante

Vice President

Cherie came to New York from Northern California and started a career in design marketing right out of school. Now an expert marketer with over 10 years of experience, Cherie has worked with a range of premier design brands including Duravit, Robert Allen and Beacon Hill, Trove, Arborite, Stylex, and 3M Architectural Markets. Prior to joining Novità in 2011, Cherie worked for Designtex where she promoted a vast offering of products as well as collaborative design projects with the Guggenheim Foundation and Pratt Institute. Cherie holds an MBA in Communications from Fordham University and is active in the student/alumni mentorship program. In her spare time, she loves cycling, sampling NYC’s culinary scene, and spending time with her oversized cat, Nobu.

Cherie started a career in design marketing right out of school. Now with over 10 years of experience, Cherie has worked with a range of premier design brands including Duravit, Robert Allen and Beacon Hill, Trove, Arborite, Stylex, and 3M Architectural Markets.

Kristin Coleman

Account Director

Kristin is a native New Yorker (affectionately referred to as a Staten Island success story) who joined Novità six years ago. She is a graduate of Villanova University who began her career in the arts and entertainment field, assisting a photographer and interning in the music industry before discovering a love for architecture and design. She has a passion for culture, travel and languages, which dovetails with her role as Account Director (and resident tile trend expert) for Ceramics of Italy and projects such as the Architecture & Design Film Festival and the US Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale. She is also a frequent contributor to Design-Calendar.

Kristin has a passion for culture, travel, and languages, which dovetails with her role as Account Director for Ceramics of Italy and projects such as the Architecture & Design Film Festival and the US Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Jacqueline Khiu

Director of Digital & Social Content

With a career in design editorial and digital platforms, Jacqueline is an experienced content director who brings a curatorial eye. She was Editor of architecture/design and lifestyle magazines Monument and Australian Style in Sydney before moving to New York and becoming Design Editor of Surface. As Design & Content Manager of Design21, she developed a global online design community and competition program in partnership with UNESCO. More recently, she was Director of the annual Core77 Design Awards program and Editor at the e-commerce site Fab.com. She enjoys wandering and eating her way through New York’s neighborhoods, and checking out art shows and events around town.

With a background in design publishing and digital platforms, Jacqueline has been Editor of Monument and Australian Style magazines, Design Editor of Surface, Design & Content Manager of UNESCO’s Design21, Director of the Core77 Design Awards, and an Editor of Fab.com.

Alexandra Zwicky

Senior Account Executive

A native Manhattanite, Alexandra has been with Novità for six years. She has worked on NeoCon, Hansgrohe USA and Axor, Leucos USA, Trove, and AD Home Design Show accounts, among others. A graduate of Villanova University, she is an excellent writer with outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and project management skills. Alexandra is a detail-oriented creative thinker, taking on every task with a careful, strategic approach. With previous PR experience in Paris and with fashion houses in NYC, she enjoys working with international luxury brands and appreciates design, fashion and travel. She also enjoys watching old movies, sailing, going out to dinner, and running, but not necessarily in that order.

A native Manhattanite, Alexandra has been with Novità for six years. She brings her excellent writing, organizational and project management skills to the NeoCon, Hansgrohe USA and Axor, Leucos USA, Trove, and AD Home Design Show accounts, among others.

Lucy Mathias

Account Executive

A Virginia native and graduate of the College of William and Mary, Lucy began her career in the arts and entertainment industry. She has a working background in media and public relations, and brings her passion and unique voice to Novità through her writing, project management, and creative approach to strategic thinking. She tackles every endeavor with enthusiasm and energy. When she’s not acting as Novità’s resident grammar guru, Lucy spends her time working her way through the New York Public Library’s fiction offerings and singing with the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus.

A Virginia native, Lucy began her career in the arts and entertainment industry. She has a background in media and public relations, and brings her passion and unique voice to Novità through her writing, project management, and strategic thinking.

Sevan Gatsby

Account Executive

Sevan has a background in architecture and design from Barnard College. Her work experience spans journalism, graphic design, branding, photography, and public relations, bringing a well-rounded perspective to the table. In love with learning new languages and spontaneous adventures—she once embarked on a 50-mile bike ride on a whim—Sevan takes a cosmopolitan approach to both her life and work. Beyond office hours, she enjoys hosting dinner parties and serving up her specialty dish: paella de marisco with a perfect socarrat.

Sevan has a background in architecture and design from Barnard College. Her work experience spans journalism, graphic design, branding, photography, and public relations, bringing a well-rounded, creative perspective to the table.

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Gillian Zwengler

Junior Account Executive

Gillian came to Novità Communications with over three years of experience in public relations. A cheerful and confident communicator, she received her BS in Communications from Boston University and her MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from Kings College London. Her background in lifestyle, fashion, and consumer public relations includes working in the US, England, and Australia. When she’s not in the office, Gillian can usually be found at her bikram yoga studio in the Flatiron District or exploring vintage and thrift shops in Brooklyn.

Gillian has a BS in Communications from Boston University and a MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from Kings College London. She came to Novità with over three years of experience in public relations in the US, England, and Australia.

Yvonne Yuen

Junior Account Executive

Barbara Musso

Director of Novità Italia

A native Italian, Barbara has degrees in both Fine Arts and Industrial Design, starting her career as a designer for the leading Italian ceramic tile company, Cotto D’Este. In 2000, she moved from Modena to Brooklyn and quickly fell in love with PR and Marketing, while working at the Novità headquarters on the Ceramics of Italy account. Her background as a designer gives her a broad perspective and a unique communication style. Her passion for design and family triggered a relocation back to Italy to Milan to start the Novità European headquarters. She is stylish, connected, drives a mean snowmobile, and can cook up a delicious pasta in the blink of an eye.

A native Italian, Barbara started her career as a designer for Cotto D’Este, but fell in love with PR and marketing while working at Novità on the Ceramics of Italy account. She heads up the Novità European headquarters in Milan.

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