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Housewares Design Awards Names 2018 Winners

The winners of the 2018 Housewares Design Awards were presented Tuesday evening, January 30, during a ceremony at the Las Vegas Market.

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Award-Winning History

The Housewares Design Awards— the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation— was founded in 2003 by HomeWorld Business to honor the unyielding effort within the industry to create new ways to improve everyday living.

Much has changed in the industry since the first awards ceremony in January 2004 at New York's Gotham Hall. One constant, however, is the central role design innovation plays in the creation of value-added differentiation as a catalyst for growth in housewares.

The 13th Housewares Design Awards celebration, presented by HomeWorld Business, is set for Tuesday, January 30, 2018, during the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center Las Vegas.

Since its inaugural ceremony in 2004, the Housewares Design Awards program has recognized 762 product finalists and bestowed “Best of Category” distinctions on 154 products.

Las Vegas Market is hosting the awards ceremony for the second time and providing independent judging support for the Housewares Design Awards competition.

The independent judging panel for the 2018 Housewares Design Awards will select five finalists and Best in Category winners in 11 core categories encompassing the full scope of the housewares industry. From the Best in Category winners, the judges will select Best of the Best Gold, Silver and Bronze winners representing the pinnacle of design innovation.

Entries in the 11 Housewares Design Awards categories are eligible for the first annual Smart Home Award, a special new award honoring smart home innovation. The 2018 ceremony also will present the second annual Design Influencer Of The Year Award to an exceptional individual or organization.

Mark of Excellence

Housewares Design Award winners get much more than a trophy. They earn a prestigious honor that proclaims to retailers and consumers alike that a product is independently recognized for exceptional performance, utility and style.

The Housewares Design Award logo is a mark of excellence featured prominently on the packaging of products at leading retailers across the country.

Retailers need new products to drive growth. Housewares Design Awards winners and finalists appeal to retailers while generating high-profile consumer media exposure that propels sales.

The Housewares Design Awards program inspires a culture of innovation that spreads from manufacturers to retailers to consumers.

Value-Added Networking

The annual Housewares Design Awards celebration is a perfect chance to network with industry peers and media representatives who share a passion for innovative new products.

Finalists for the 2018 Housewares Design Awards will be showcased in a special product exhibit held in connection with the annual awards ceremony, set for set for January 30, 2018, during the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center Las Vegas.

Leading housewares industry executives, prominent housewares designers and media will be on hand to help celebrate the best housewares designs of the year.

Don't miss this chance to be among the housewares design stars in Las Vegas on January 30.

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Housewares Design Awards Names 2018 Winners

The winners of the 2018 Housewares Design Awards were presented Tuesday evening, January 30, during a ceremony at the Las Vegas Market.

Eleven “Best in Category” and three “Best of the Best” winners were presented from 55 finalists.

Best of the Best “Gold” went to Blueair for the Blue Pure 411 air cleaner; “Silver” went to Philips Lighting for the SceneSwitch LED light bulb; and “Bronze” went to Braun for the MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender.

2018 Housewares Design Awards Best in Category winners and finalists in each category are:

Cookware & Bakeware: Emile Henry, Soup Pot

Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances: Jura Inc., Jura J6

Countertop Food Prep Appliances: Braun, Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender

Countertop Kitchenware: Botto Design LLC, ½ Smart Storage System

Cutlery & Cutting Tools: Wüsthof, Classic 4.5-inch Asian Utility Knife

Gadgets & Kitchen Tools: Bradshaw International, GoodCook Touch Ice Cube Tray

Home & Outdoor Décor: Philips Lighting, Philips SceneSwitch LED light bulb

Home Environment & Floor Care Appliances: Blueair, Blue Pure 411 air cleaner

Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning: Oxo International Ltd., Aluminum 3 Tier Shower Caddy

Personal, Health & Garment Care: Pretika Corporation, Pretika Shiatsu Foot Massager with Thermal Technology

Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware: Zoku, LLC, Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle

In addition to these awards, iRobot received the inaugural “Smart” Home Award for its Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum. Launched this year, the “Smart” Award spotlights products that control, automate and optimize typical product utility and function using connectivity and integrated programming.

The 2nd annual “Design Influencer of the Year” award was presented to leading e-commerce innovator The Grommet, with Joanne Domeniconi, co-founder and chief discovery officer, accepting.

Winning products were selected by an independent panel of design and merchandising experts who conducted hands-on testing of hundreds of products in 11 categories. Criteria included: appropriate aesthetics; innovative materials and technology; user benefits (i.e., performance, comfort, ease of use, safety); and marketability in making their determination.

The 2018 Housewares Design Awards Celebration was presented by HomeWorld Business, hosted by Las Vegas Market and sponsored by Whitford Corporation. See the below gallery for a tour of the 2018 Housewares Design Awards winners.

 

Best in Category, Cookware & Bakeware:
Emile Henry, Soup Pot
Best in Category, Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances:
Jura Inc., Jura J6
Best of the Best "Bronze," Best in Category, Countertop Food Prep Appliances:
Braun, Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender
Best in Category, Countertop Kitchenware:
Botto Design LLC, ½ Smart Storage System
Best in Category, Cutlery & Cutting Tools:
Wüsthof, Classic 4.5-inch Asian Utility Knife
Best in Category, Gadgets & Kitchen Tools:
Bradshaw International, GoodCook Touch Ice Cube Tray
Best of the Best "Silver," Best in Category, Home & Outdoor Décor:
Philips Lighting, Philips SceneSwitch LED light bulb
Best of the Best "Gold," Best in Category, Home Environment & Floor Care Appliances:
Blueair, Blue Pure 411 air cleaner
Best in Category, Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning:
Oxo International Ltd., Aluminum 3 Tier Shower Caddy
Best in Category, Personal, Health & Garment Care:
Pretika Corporation, Pretika Shiatsu Foot Massager with Thermal Technology
Best in Category, Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware:
Zoku, LLC, Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle
“Smart” Home Award,
iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum

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