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Housewares Design Awards Names 2018 Finalists

The finalists are in for the 2018 Housewares Design Awards.

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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 12 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 12 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.

HEADLINES

Housewares Design Awards Names 2018 Finalists

The finalists are in for the 2018 Housewares Design Awards.

Five product finalists were selected in 11 core awards categories: Cookware & Bakeware; Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances; Countertop Food Prep Appliances; Countertop Kitchenware; Cutlery & Cutting Tools; Gadgets & Kitchen Tools; Home Environment, Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances; Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning; Home & Outdoor Décor; Personal, Health & Garment Care; and Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware.

An independent panel of design and merchandising experts convened in mid-November to judge the entries and “Best in Category” winners for each of the 11 awards categories.

Winners will be announced at a special Housewares Design Awards celebration and awards ceremony, January 30, 2018, 5 to 7:30 p.m., during the Winter Las Vegas Market at World Market Center Las Vegas.

A trio of “Best of the Best” winners— Gold, Silver and Bronze awards— will be selected from the 11 “Best in Category” honorees.

In addition, The Grommet will be honored with the second annual “Design Influencer of the Year” award. Joanne Domeniconi, The Grommet’s co-founder and chief discovery officer, is set to accept the award.

The 2018 Housewares Design Awards are presented by HomeWorld Business, hosted by Las Vegas Market and sponsored by Whitford Corporation.

The 2018 Housewares Design Awards Celebration kicks off January 30 at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception on floor C11 of the World Market Center Las Vegas. Winners will be announced and finalists will be recognized on floor C1 from 6:15 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

Each finalist will be displayed in a special gallery on C11 during the 2017 Winter Las Vegas Market.

Tickets to the awards celebration are $25 each and may be purchased online here.

2018 Housewares Design Awards Finalists*

*listed within category alphabetically by company name

Cookware & Bakeware

Cooking Miracle, LLC, Smartbowl System

Emile Henry, Soup Pot

Lifetime Brands, Inc., Sabatier Rust Resistant Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Cookware

Newell Brands, Calphalon Premier Space Saving Cookware

Scanpan USA, Scanpan Pro S5 9.5-inch Fry Pan

Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances

Chefman, Chefman Perfect Pour Volcano Belgian Waffle Maker

Fagor America, Lux LCD Multi-Cooker

Jura Inc., Capresso Froth Control

Jura Inc., Jura J6 Automatic Coffee Center

Midea America Corp., Midea Glass Kettle

Countertop Food Prep Appliances

Bianco Asia Ltd., Multi-Function Vacuum Pump System

Braun, Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender

Lidl US, Silvercrest Juicer

Lidl US, Silvercrest Smoothie Maker

Tribest Corp., Dynapro Commercial Vacuum Blender

Countertop Kitchenware

Architec Brands, Architec Gripperwood Acacia Grilling & Concave Board

Botto Design LLC, 1/2 Smart Storage System

DKB Household USA, Cole & Mason Duo Oil & Vinegar Pourer

Oxo International Ltd., Silicone Oven Mitt

Typhoon Homewares LLC, Mason Cash In The Forest Kitchen Canister

Cutlery & Cutting Tools

Cangshan Cutlery Company, TC Series

Chef Randall, Bolo: The Original Rolling Knife

DKB Household USA, Zyliss Control Cutlery

Ginsu Brands, Ginsu Dishwasher-Safe 14-Piece Knife Block Set

Wüsthof, Classic 4.5-inch Asian Utility Knife

Gadgets & Kitchen Tools

Bradshaw International, GoodCook Touch Ice Cube Tray

Lifetime Brands, Inc., KitchenAid No-Mess No-Stress Citrus Press

Mastrad Inc., Express Spoon

Oxo International Ltd., Oxo Good Grips Good 4-Cup Gravy Fat Separator

RSVP International Inc., Ballon Quick Whisk

Home & Outdoor Décor

DHP Furniture, Hartford Storage Sectional Futon

Meco Corporation, Stakmore Expanding Desk with Storage Ottoman

Philips Lighting, Philips SceneSwitch LED Light Bulb

Twin-Star International, Bell’O Adjustable Height Desk with ActiveLife

WellnessMats, WellnessMats Signature Collection

Home Environment, Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances

Blueair, Blue Pure 411

Boneco Healthy Air, Boneco U350 Ultrasonic Humidifier

Boneco Healthy Air, Boneco W200 Air Washer

Crane USA, Crane Evaporative Humidifier

iRobot, iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum

Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning

Oxo International Ltd., Aluminum 3-Tier Shower Caddy

Oxo International Ltd., StrongHold Suction Chrome Soap Dish

Sterilite Corporation, Sterilite 2.2-Bushel Divided Laundry Basket

Unger Industrial, LLC, Unger 2-in-1 Grout & Corner Scrubber

YouCopia, LinkedBin Drawer Organizer

Personal, Health & Garment Care

EpiladyUSA, Inc., Epilaser

Polder Products, LLC, Polder Nail Station

Pretika Corporation, Pretika Shiatsu Foot Massager with Thermal Technology

Revlon Hair Tools, Revlon Pro Collection 360 Surround AC Styler

Spectrum Brands, Remington HC4240 Shortcut Pro Haircut Kit

Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware

Built NY, Touch 16-Ounce Travel Mug

Built NY, Built Flip Top 18-Ounce Bottle

Built NY, Built Perfect Seal 17-Ounce Bottle

Typhoon Homewares LLC, Kilner Food On The Go Jar

Zoku, LLC, Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle

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