Additional winners were recognized for excellence in four categories— cooking, dining, gourmet accessories and kitchen preparation— and all five honorees qualify to compete for NY Now’s “Best of Home” Award, to be determined by online Facebook balloting during the winter 2015 edition of NY Now, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, which runs Saturday, January 31 through Wednesday, February 4, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
“The slate of winners and finalists for the Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares Best New Product Awards represents the leading edge of design and function in each product category,” said Marc Delman, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares national sales manager. “Our panel of judges took a number of factors into consideration, including product performance and an adaptability to home cooking and entertaining.”
Winners and finalists in each category were selected by a panel of editors— including associate editor Lisa Cowley, representing HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® and senior associate editor Stacey Goldberg, representing GOURMET INSIDER®— based on innovative design, creative use of materials/construction and use of new materials/technology.
Best of Market: Sagaform, for its Mini Greenhouse Planter. The glass dome creates a greenhouse effect for growing fresh herbs on the kitchen windowsill.
For the Cookware category, French Bull was the winner for The Super Cooker, made for gas stoves, hot plates, the oven and microwave. It resists over 750 degrees Fahrenheit of temperature change. Finalists were Zoku, LLC for its Zoku Iced Coffee Maker and Golden Rabbit II for its Shrimp Stock Pot.
In the Dining category, the winner was Q Squared NYC for its Hampton Toile 100% melamine, hospitality-grade tableware. Finalists were Caskata Artisanal Home for its “Tabletop” plate and Mariposa for its Bamboo Handled Serving Board.
In Gourmet Accessories, the winner was Typhoon Homewares LLC for its Typhoon Teardop Duo Drizzler, featuring two compartments of handmade glass ideal for storing oil and vinegar. Finalists were Rosanna, Inc. for its Buon Gustaio porcelain serving dishes and The French Farm for its Truffle Honey.
In Kitchen Preparation, the winner was Savora (by Lifetime Brands) for its Savora Berry Colander made of high-quality stainless steel body with a premium, baked-on finish. Finalists were Talisman Designs LLC for its Vivid Salt & Pepper Shakers and Reo (by Lifetime Brands) for its Reo Garlic Shredder.
Presented as part of NY Now’s Home collection, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares features 350 exhibitors offering high-end resources in cookware, bakeware, kitchen gadgets, kitchen textiles, bar and wine accessories, small electrics, specialty food, cookbooks, storage/containers, and picnic/barbecue accessories.