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 Winners
A high-performance food processor, a robotic vacuum cleaner and a vegetable spiralizer took “Best of the Best” honors at the 2017 Housewares Design Awards gala and ceremony.
The “Best of the Best” honorees were among the 12 “Best in Category” award winners presented during the awards ceremony during the Winter Las Vegas Market at World Market Center Las Vegas.
The Best of the Best Gold award went to the Electrolux Masterpiece Food Processor, a 17-cup food prep appliance featuring PowerTilt technology and a 1,200-watt TurboBoost induction motor.
The iRobot Roomba 960 vacuum cleaner won the “Best of the Best” Silver award. The vacuum uses localization and mapping technology to build a map of its environment as it cleans while keeping track of its location until it has finished.
The “Best of the Best” Bronze award went to the Oxo Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer, designed to make spirals with a square cross section for vegetable noodles that are uniform, curly and approximate the texture of spaghetti.
The ceremony also featured a presentation of the first annual Housewares Design Awards Design Influencer of the Year to West Elm Local, accepted by Mo Mullen, director of business development for West Elm Local.
The 2017 Housewares Design Awards were presented by HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® and hosted for the first time by Las Vegas Market with sponsorship by Whitford Corporation.
Products judged were introduced to the United States market between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2017. No prototypes were allowed. Visit housewaresdesignawards.com for more details.
The 2017 Best in Category winners:
Cookware & Bakeware
Trudeau Corporation, Trudeau Round Cake Pan
Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances
Jura Inc., Jura Z6
Countertop Food Prep Appliances
Electrolux, Electrolux Masterpiece Food Processor (Best of the Best Gold)
Nambé, Forte Salt & Pepper Shakers
Cutlery & Cutting Tools
Wüsthof, Classic 7-inch Ultimate Everyday Knife
Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances
iRobot, Roomba 960, (Best of the Best Silver)
Gadgets & Kitchen Tools
Oxo, Oxo Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer, (Best of the Best Bronze)
Home & Outdoor Décor
Alessi, Ora in/Ora out clocks
Home Environment Appliances
Swizz Style, Stadler Form Eva Ultrasonic Humidifier
Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning
Casabella Holdings L.L.C., Spin 'n Dry Mop
Personal, Health & Garment Care
EpiladyUSA, Inc., Epilady Drop Wet/Dry Rechargeable Epilator
Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware
Frieling, French Press