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Las Vegas Market Hosts Housewares Design Awards Celebration

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The Las Vegas Market will host the 13th Housewares Design Awards Celebration on Tuesday, January 30, during the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market.

Las Vegas Market recently announced that it will host the 13th Housewares Design Awards Celebration, the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation, on Tuesday, January 30, during the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market. The 2018 event will encompass an industry networking opportunity, as well as a celebration of finalists, announcement of winners and presentation of the Design Influencer of the Year Award.

“Las Vegas Market is delighted to celebrate creativity and innovation in the housewares industry by hosting the Housewares Design Awards,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift Leasing and Chief Marketing Officer, International Market Centers. “This event extends our commitment to expansion of gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and specialty food resources and also demonstrates our dedication to the housewares industry overall.”

The Celebration is presented by HomeWorld Business, hosted by Las Vegas Market and sponsored by Whitford. During the event, some 55 finalists will be recognized, and 11 “Best in Category” winners will be announced. From the Best in Category winners, a trio of “Best of the Best” overall products — Gold, Silver and Bronze winners – also will be revealed. Additionally, the second annual “Design Influencer of the Year” award will be presented to Joanne Domeniconi, co-founder and chief discovery officer of The Grommet.

2018 Housewares Design Awards finalists include:

Cookware & Bakeware: 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; and SCANPAN USA, SCANPAN PRO S5 9.5” 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; and Midea America Corp., Midea Glass Kettle.

Countertop Food Prep Appliances: Bianco Asia Limited, Multi-function Vacuum Pump System; Braun, Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender; Lidl US, Silvercrest Juicer; Lidl US, Silvercrest Smoothie Maker; and TRIBEST CORP, Dynapro Commercial Vacuum Blender.

Countertop Kitchenware: Architec Brands, Architec Gripperwood Acacia Grilling & Concave Board; Botto Design LLC, ½ Smart Storage System; DKB Household USA, Cole & Mason Duo Oil & Vinegar Pourer; OXO International Ltd., Silicone Oven Mitt; and Typhoon Homewares LLC, Mason Cash In The Forest Flour/Coffee Canister 128-fl. oz.

Cutlery & Cutting Tools: Cangshan Cutlery Company, TC Series; Chef Randall, Bolo The Original Rolling Knife; DKB Household USA, Zyliss Control Cutlery; Ginsu Brands, GINSU DishwasherSAFE 14-Piece Knife Block Set in Purple; and 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 Gravy Fat Separator – 4 Cup; and RSVP International Inc., Balloon 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 Home, Bell’O® Adjustable Height Desk with ActiveLife™; and 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; and 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; and 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; and Spectrum Brands, Remington HC4240 Shortcut Pro Haircut Kit.

Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware: Built NY, Built Flip Top 18 oz Bottle; Built NY, Perfect Seal 17 oz Bottle; Built NY, Touch 16 oz Travel Mug; Typhoon Homewares LLC, Kilner Food On The Go; and Zoku, LLC, Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle.

The product finalists in the core awards categories were selected by an independent panel of 12 judges representing product designers, design educators, gourmet retailers and design editors. Products were tested, reviewed and rated based on four criteria: appropriate aesthetics; innovative materials and technology; user benefits (i.e., performance, comfort, ease of use, safety); and marketability.

On Tuesday, January 30, a networking reception on C11 will be hosted from 5 to 6 p.m. against the backdrop of a special display spotlighting the 2018 finalist products. The Awards Ceremony will be presented from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in C154. Tickets, which include specialty cocktails and a dessert buffet, are $25 per person. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.housewaresdesignawards.com/links/tickets_01.php.

Las Vegas Market identified the gourmet category as one of its strategic building blocks and launched the gourmet housewares presentation on C11 in Summer 2015 and now boasts more than 500 leading housewares, tabletop and specialty food vendors. For the upcoming Winter Market, January 28-February 1, some 500+ gourmet resources will be presented in permanent showrooms and temporary presentations. Many of the 2018 finalists also will be exhibiting at Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, including: Built NY, DKB Household USA, Fagor America, JURA Inc., Lifetime Brands, OXO International Ltd., RSVP International, Twin Star Home, WellnessMats and Wusthof.


More about Las Vegas Market: Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 4,000+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs January 28 to February 1, 2018. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

More about International Market Centers, L.P.: Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 12.2 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.



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