Celebrating the creative combination of design flair and functionality that defines the most outstanding housewares products, the 2013 HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS has announced the winners of this year’s competition, including three “BEST OF THE BEST” AWARDS, THE “GREEN HOUSE” DESIGN AWARD, and 12 “BEST IN CATEGORY” AWARDS.
The HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS— the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation— was founded in 2003 by HomeWorld Business to honor the unbending effort within the industry to create new ways to improve everyday living.
As the HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS celebrates 10 years of inspiring design, 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 Finalists were featured in a SPECIAL PRODUCT EXHIBIT held in connection with the annual awards gala, held January 29, 2013 at New York’s City’s MARRIOTT MARQUIS IN TIMES SQUARE.
Winning “BEST OF THE BEST – GOLD” is the NAMBE CHIRP KETTLE. Designed by STEVE COZZOLINO, its sleek artistic design makes it a stunning sculpture for the stovetop. A luscious harmonic tone signals when water is boiling, bringing an elegant touch to the kitchen.
The “BEST OF THE BEST – SILVER” was presented to the JURA ENA MICRO 9 ONE TOUCH. It is the world’s smallest one-touch automatic cappuccino machine, offering cappuccino, latte macchiato, crema coffee or espresso at the touch of one button, without moving the cup, and Jura’s fine foam technology for feather-like froth or foam.
Rounding out the top winners is the SWIZZ STYLE JASMINE AROMA DIFFUSER. Awarded the “BEST OF THE BEST – BRONZE,” it uses ultrasonic technology to create an extra fine mist from water blended with essential oils, for up to four hours.
Honoring eco-responsible design that embodies green living principles, the “Green House” Design Award was presented to the SIMPLE WAVE CALIBOWL NON-SPILL 5-PIECE ICONIC MIXING BOWL SET. Featuring Calibowl’s patented non-spill design, each bowl is designed with a curved undercut lip and pushes the food onto the utensil, preventing it from spilling over the edge. Made in the USA of 100% BPA-free recycled polypropylene, each bowl has a wide base with a silicone grip to prevent slipping or tipping. The GREEN HOUSE AWARD finalists were selected from HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS category entries that also were entered into the separate Green House competition.
The Twelve “Best in Category” winners are:
Cookware & Bakeware
Nambé LLC — Chirp Kettle
Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances
Jura North America — Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch Cappuccino Machine
Countertop Food Prep Appliances
Smith’s Consumer Products — Edgeware Angle Adjust Electric Knife Sharpener
Joseph — Triscale Kitchen Scale
Cutlery & Cutting Tools
Kyocera Advanced Ceramics — Kyocera Limited LTD Cutlery Series 6
Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances
Electrolux Small Appliances North America — Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean
Gadgets & Kitchen Tools
Swissmar Inc. — Swiss Curve Peeler
Home & Outdoor Décor
Handy Home Products Inc. — The GLOWr Wayfinding Illumination Discs
Home Environment Appliances
Swizz Style — Jasmine Aroma Diffuser
Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning
simplehuman — Semi-Round Sensor Can
Personal, Health & Garment Care
Panasonic — Arc3 Men’s Wet/Dry Shaver (Model ES-SL41)
Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware
Host Studios — The Twist Adjustable Aerator
Referred to as the “Oscars of home design,” the HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS are presented by HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®, with sponsorship by THE GOURMET HOUSEWARES SHOW AT NYIGF®, WHITFORD CORPORATION and Gourmet Insider magazine. Independent product judging is managed exclusively by HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS LLC.
Products judged were introduced into the United States market from October 1, 2011 through to September 30, 2012. No prototypes were allowed. For more information and a complete list of “Best in Category” Winners, visit www.Housewaresdesignawards.com or www.Facebook.com/housewaresaward. See the winners in the upcoming February 4 issue of HomeWorld Business. Look for full coverage of the 2013 HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS CEREMONY in the February 18 edition of HomeWorld Business and on www.housewaresdesignawards.com.
SOURCE: HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS LLC
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