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Las Vegas Market to Host 14th Housewares Design Awards Celebration

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Las Vegas Market announced that it will host the 14th Housewares Design Awards Celebration, the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation, during 2019 Las Vegas Winter Market. The event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and will encompass an industry networking opportunity, a celebration of finalists, announcement of winners and presentation of the Design Influencer of the Year Award. Winter Market runs Jan. 27 – Jan. 31, 2019.

“Las Vegas Market is proud to host the Housewares Design Awards for the third consecutive year as an extension of our commitment to the gift-oriented housewares, boutique tabletop and specialty food industry,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “We are especially proud that 11 of the 2019 finalists – Alessi, Built NY, Chukar Cherries, JURA Inc., Le Creuset Japon K.K., Lifetime Brands, Norpro, Inc., OXO, That Inventions, WUSTHOF and Zojirushi America Corporation – are Las Vegas Market exhibitors.”

Founded in 2003 by HomeWorld Business to honor supplier efforts within the industry to create new ways to improve everyday living, the Housewares Design Awards recognize excellence in 13 categories -- 11 core housewares categories, an expanded “Smart Home” category and a new “Gourmet Specialty Foods” category. During the event, finalists will be recognized, and 11 “Best in Category” winners will be announced. From the “Best in Category” winners, one Design Innovation of the Year will be revealed.

2019 Housewares Design Awards finalists include:

Cookware & Bakeware: Le Creuset Japon K.K., Cocotte Every; Lodge Cast Iron, Cast Iron Cook-It-All; Meyer Corporation, U.S., Anolon Nouvelle Copper Luxe Cookware in Sable and Onyx; Meyer Corporation, U.S., Anolon Accolade Cookware; The Cookware Company, GreenPan SimmerLite Ceramic Non-Stick Cast Dutch Oven, 4.5-Quart.

Countertop Beverage Appliances: De’Longhi America, Braun BrewSense 12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker in White; De’Longhi America, Nespresso Lattissima One by De'Longhi; JURA, Inc., JURA S8; JURA, Inc., JURA A1 Piano White; Sensio Inc., Brim 8-Cup Pour Over Coffeemaker.

Countertop Cooking & Food Prep Appliances: De'Longhi America, Braun MultiMix 5-Hand Mixer; De'Longhi America, De'Longhi Livenza Compact All Day Grill; E. Mishan and Sons, Inc., Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill; OXO, OXO Brew Conical Burr Coffee Grinder; Zojirushi America Corporation, Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker BB-PDC20.

Cutlery & Cutting Tools: Cangshan Cutlery Company, S+ Series; Cangshan Cutlery Company, Z Series; Fiskars Brands Inc., Summit Knives; WUSTHOF, New Classic 8-Inch Artisan Butcher Knife; WUSTHOF, New Three-Piece Plum Charcuterie Set.

Dining & Entertainment:
Built NY, Welded Cooler™ Backpack; Dansk, Dansk Generations II; Lifetime Brands, Pura Decanting System; Snowfox, Insulated Stainless Steel Barware – Elegance Collection; That Inventions, Chill Glass.

Gadgets, Kitchen Tools & Countertop Accessories:
CDN, ProAccurate Rotating Thermocouple Thermometer; Neoflam Americas, Smart Seal; Norpro, Inc., GRIP-EZ FORK WHISK - THE FISKIE; OXO, OXO SteeL Chef's Mandolin 2.0; Trudeau Corporation, Trudeau 7-PIECE REUSABLE DECORATING SET.

Home Décor & Outdoor Accessories: Alessi, The Five Seasons; Ameriwood Home, Wildwood L Desk with Lift-Up Top; DHP Furniture, Novogratz Tallulah Memory Foam Futon; Ferno Grills, The Ferno Stand Alone Grill; Mark Feldstein & Associates, Inc., Revers-A-Brella Inverted Auto No Drip Umbrella with Flashlight.

Home Environment & Cleaning Appliances: BONECO NORTH AMERICA CORP., BONECO F210 Air Shower Fan; Crane USA, Crane Portable Dehumidifier; ECOVACS ROBOTICS, WINBOT X; Home Easy LTD, GeekAire Portable & Rechargable Fan; Swizz Style, Stadler Form Roger HEPA Air Purifier.

On-The-Go Beverageware: Built NY, Prospect Bottle 24 oz; Highwave, AutoDogMug; O2Cool, Mist N Sip Elite Top Bottle; SDI Technologies, Inc., AQUIO Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker Bottle; Soma, Brew Bottle.

Personal Care, Wellness & Garment Care Appliances: EpiladyUSA, Inc., Epilady Absolute Laser Stylus; Lidl US, Silvercrest Facial Mask Maker; Lidl US, Sivercrest Shaver; Lidl US, Vitalcontrol Facial Cleansing Brush; SDI Technologies, Inc., iHome Voice Alexa + Bluetooth Vanity Mirror with Speakerphone.

Storage, Non-Electric Cleaning & Laundry Care:
Bradshaw Home, Casabella Ergo Broom Plus with Dustpan; Core Home, Manna Hydration Ultimate Bottle & Straw Brush Set; Full Circle Home, FOMO Soap Dispensing Dish Brush; Full Circle Home, Power Couple Pan Scraper Set; Juka Innovations Corporation, Kitchen SinkShroom.
In addition, the second annual Smart Home Award will recognize the growing importance of computer-connectivity in today’s society. Smart Home finalists are: iRobot, Roomba i7+ with Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal; Johnson Controls Inc., LUX KONO Smart Thermostat; MASTRAD SA, meat° it - fully wireless cooking probe; NutriBullet, NutriBullet Balance; Signify, Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit.

For the first time in 2019, a new Gourmet Specialty Foods category will be introduced for packaged and/or perishable shelf-stable foods and giftable specialty foods. Gourmet Specialty Foods finalists are: Chukar Cherries, Chukar Cherries Original Chocolate Assortment; Nielsen-Massey Vanillas Inc., Pure Lemon Paste; and Wabash Valley Farms, Inc., Movie Theater Popcorn Clapboard Gift Set. This new category is sponsored by ICD Publications’ Gourmet Insider.

The finalists were chosen by a team of nine designers, retailers and design educators who met in Las Vegas to test, review and rate the products based on four criteria: appropriate aesthetics, innovative materials and technology; user benefits (performance, comfort, ease of use, safety); and marketability.

On Jan. 29, Las Vegas Market will host a networking reception from 5 to 6 p.m. on C11 against the backdrop of a special display spotlighting the 2019 finalist products. The Awards Ceremony will be presented from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets, which include specialty cocktails and a dessert buffet, are $25 per person, and may be purchased online at: http://www.housewaresdesignawards.com/links/tickets_01.php

Las Vegas Market launched its gourmet housewares, tabletop and specialty food presentation on C11 at 2015 Summer Market. For Winter Market, C11 will showcase a concentration of 300 gourmet resources, with another 450+ presented across campus, in both showrooms and in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. Notable Las Vegas Market gourmet resources include: Alessi; Arte Italica; Chilewich; Costa Nova; Eva Solo; Fishs Eddy; Hester & Cook; JK Adams; KAI USA; OXO; Riedel; Siren Song; Skyros Designs; Vitamix; and Wusthof.

More about Las Vegas Market: Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market 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. Winter 2019 Las Vegas Market runs January 27-31, 2019. 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 furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.

More about HomeWorld Business: HOMEWORLD BUSINESS is the leading business-to-business publication for the housewares industry— first in news analysis, in-depth trend reporting, full-color merchandising coverage and exclusive industry statistics. HomeWorld publishes 27 print editions annually, and it operates homeworldbusiness.com, the industry’s premier digital outlet for news and multimedia content. HomeWorld publishes several annual reference editions, including the HomeWorld Business Housewares Census, a category-by-category retail sales report and analysis; the HomeWorld Forecast, a report on results of an exclusive consumer survey on housewares purchase attitudes and expectations; and HomeWorld On Design, a retrospective on innovative new housewares products. HomeWorld’s sister publication, GOURMET INSIDER, delivers insightful retailer profiles and analysis of key merchandising trends and strategies to independent gourmet kitchenware stores.

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