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 at www.housewaresdesignawards.com/links/venue.php.
2018 Housewares Design Awards Finalists*
*listed within category alphabetically by company name
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
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