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Housewares Design Awards Names 2017 Finalists

The finalists are in for the 2017 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 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.

Value-Added Networking

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 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


Countertop Kitchenware

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, 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

Electrolux, UltraFlex

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 Towels

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

Alessi, Collo-alto

Bambu, Reclaimed Cedar Wood Serving Collection

Frieling USA, French Press

Oxo, Oxo Good Grips Pour-Over Coffee Maker

Peugeot, Whisky Tasting Set

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