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 annual Housewares Design Awards ceremony moved in 2005 to the Marriott Marquis overlooking New York City's Times Square, which provided a bustling backdrop to the crowing of the industry's most exciting designs.
The 12th Housewares Design Awards ceremony is set for January 24, 2017, during the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center Las Vegas. This marks the first western U.S. location for the awards gala.
Since its inception, the Housewares Design Awards has nominated more than 700 finalists and crowned more than 140 winners. That the industry has entered thousands of entries is a testament to its inventive spirit.
The independent judging panel for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will select five finalists and Best in Category winners in 12 core categories encompassing the full scope of the housewares industry, plus a new 13th award recognizing an individual or agency for exceptional product design.
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.
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.
The annual Housewares Design Awards gala is a perfect chance to network with industry peers and media representatives who share a passion for innovative new products.
Finalists for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will be showcased in a special product exhibit held in connection with the annual awards gala, set for set for January 24, 2017, during the Winter 2017 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 24.
Housewares Design Awards Names 2017 Finalists
The finalists are in for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards.
Five product finalists in each of 12 core awards categories were selected from nearly 300 entries representing Cookware & Bakeware; Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances; Countertop Food Prep Appliances; Countertop Kitchenware; Cutlery & Cutting Tools; Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances; Gadgets & Kitchen Tools; Home Environment Appliances; Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning; Home & Outdoor Décor; Personal, Health & Garment Care; and Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware.
“Best in Category” winners for each of the 12 awards categories will be announced during a special Housewares Design Awards presentation ceremony, January 24, 2017, 4-6 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 12 “Best in Category” honorees.
The 2017 Housewares Design Awards are presented by HomeWorld Business, hosted by Las Vegas Market and sponsored by Whitford Corporation. Each of the finalist designs will be on display during the 2017 Winter Las Vegas Market on C11 (the 11th floor of showroom building C).
The awards ceremony also will also feature the presentation of the inaugural “Design Influencer of the Year” award to Mo Mullen, director of business development for West Elm Local.
An independent panel of design and merchandising experts convened in mid-November to judge the entries and select finalists, “Best in Category and “Best of the Best” winners. Members of the selection committee assembled were excused from judging submissions for which they may have had any affiliation.
Housewares Design Awards finalists were chosen based on design believed to differentiate a product with unique appearance and/or function. The judges considered appropriate aesthetics, innovative materials and technology, user benefits (i.e., performance, comfort, ease of use, safety) and marketability. Products judged had to have been made available to consumers for the first time between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016. No prototypes were accepted.
Details on the 2017 Housewares Design Awards are available at www.housewaresdesignawards.com. Tickets for the January 24 awards ceremony— 4 to 6 p.m. in the Las Vegas Market’s WorldView Ballroom on B16— are $50 each available for purchase here.
2017 Housewares Design Awards Finalists*
*listed within category alphabetically by company name
Cookware & Bakeware
All-Clad, d3 Armor Oval Fish Pan
Emile Henry, Fish Steamer
NewMetro Design LLC, AUS-ION 10
Sitram, Sitra Pro 8Liter Pressure Cooker
Trudeau Corporation, Round Cake Pan
Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances
Bodum, Bistro Double Wall Water Kettle
Chantal Corp., Mia Electric Kettle
Jura Inc., Jura Z6
Spectrum Brands, George Foreman 3-in-1 Grill & Broil
Zojirushi America Corporation, Micom Water Boiler & Warmer
Countertop Food Prep Appliances
Bianco Asia Limited, Vase Nutrition Blender
Braun, MultiQuick 7 Hand Blender
Electrolux, Masterpiece Food Processor
KitchenIQ, Compact Plastic Kitchen Scale
Sensio Inc., Crux 7-Speed Blender
Bradshaw International, T-Fal Ingenio Lever-Lock Container
Built NY, 10-Piece Gourmet Bento
Dexas International Ltd., Micromitt
Nambé, Forte Salt & Pepper Shakers
Peugeot, Zanzibar Pepper Mill
Cutlery & Cutting Tools
Cangshan Cutlery Company, H1 Series
Cangshan Cutlery Company, S1 Series
Kyocera International Inc., Premier Elite Cutlery
Wüsthof, Classic Ikon 7-inch Hollow Edge Nakiri
Wüsthof, Classic 7-inch Ultimate Everyday Knife
Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances
Douglas Quikut, ReadiVac 12v Zoom Handheld Vacuum
Intelliclean Solutions LLC, Quantum Vacuum
iRobot, Braava jet Mopping Robot
iRobot, Roomba 960
Gadgets & Kitchen Tools
Chef’n, Cob Corn Stripper
DKB Household USA, Zyliss Multi-Prep Mandoline
Microplane, 3-in-1 Ginger Tool
Oxo, Oxo Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer
RSVP International, Flat Sauce Whisk
Home & Outdoor Décor
Alessi, Ora in/Ora out clock
Big Trike Inc., The NightBULB
Fermob USA, Fermob Balad Lamp
Spicher and Company, Vintage Vinyl
WellnessMats, WellnessMats Studio Collection
Home Environment Appliances
Blueair Inc., Classic 405 Wi-Fi Air Purifier
Objecto, W4 Hybrid Humidifier
Swizz Style, Stadler Form Eva Ultrasonic Humidifier
Winix America Inc., HR1000 5-Stage Wi-Fi Enabled Air Purifier
Winix America Inc., NK105 Tower Air Purifier
Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning
Casabella Holdings LLC, Spin ‘n Dry Mop
Full Circle Home, Wipe Out Pivoting Squeegee
Madesmart, Hanging Door Caddy System
Sharadha Terry Products Ltd., Micro Cotton Expresense
Gladiator GarageWorks, GearTrack Essentials Deluxe Pack
Personal, Health & Garment Care
Crane USA, 2-in-1 Warm Mist Humidifier and Steam Inhaler
EpiladyUSA, Inc., Drop Wet/Dry Rechargeable Epilator
Jascor Housewares Inc., Messy Mutts Elevated Double Feeder
Lifespan Brands, Detecto iConnect 8-in-1 Bluetooth Body Fat Scale
Reliable Corporation, Vivio Garment Steamer
Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware
Bambu, Reclaimed Cedar Wood Serving Collection
Frieling USA, French Press
Oxo, Oxo Good Grips Pour-Over Coffee Maker
Peugeot, Whisky Tasting Set