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Las Vegas Market announces awards finalists

Alessi, Nambe and Peugeot among the 2017 Housewares Design Awards finalists - winners will be announced during the Winter Market, on January 24

For the first time ever, Las Vegas Market will host the Housewares Design Awards Gala, a celebration of winners and finalists in 12 categories, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

During the two hour reception, 60 finalists will be recognised; 12 Best in Category winners will be announced; a trio of Best of the Best overall products — Gold, Silver and Bronze winners— will be feted; and the inaugural Design Influencer of the Year award will be presented to Mo Mullen, director of business development for West Elm LOCAL.

“Las Vegas Market recognises the key role that housewares innovation plays in today’s society, and we are pleased to host the Housewares Design Awards as part of our ongoing commitment to the gourmet category,” says Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. 

“We look forward to saluting 2017 Housewares Design Awards finalists and winners for developing unique and differentiated products that reflect an overall commitment to innovation and design excellence – a vision which dovetails perfectly with our position as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.”

The five product finalists in each of 12 core awards categories were selected from more than 250 entries by an independent panel of design and merchandising experts convened in Las Vegas in mid-November for two days of hands-on product review and testing. Award criteria were: appropriate aesthetics; innovative materials and technology; user benefits (i.e., performance, comfort, ease of use, safety); and marketability. Products judged had to have been made available to consumers for the first time between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016.

The 2017 Housewares Design Awards finalists are:

Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware: Alessi, Collo-alto; bambu, Reclaimed Cedar Wood Serving Collection; Frieling, French Press; Oxo, Good Grips Pour-Over Coffee Maker; and Peugeot, Whisky Tasting Set.

Countertop Kitchenware: Bradshaw International, T-fal Ingenio Lever-lock Container; Built NY, 10-Piece Gourmet Bento; Dexas International Ltd., Micromitt; Nambé, Forte Salt & Pepper Shakers; and Peugeot, Zanzibar Pepper Mill.

Cutlery & Cutting Tools: Cangshan Cutlery Company, H1 Series; Cangshan Cutlery Company, S1 Series; Kyocera International Inc., Premier Elite Cutlery; Wusthof, Classic Ikon 7-inch Hollow Edge Nakiri; and Wusthof, Classic 7-inch Ultimate Everyday Knife.

Cookware & Bakeware: All-Clad, d3 ARMOR Oval Fish Pan; Emile Henry, Fish Steamer; NewMetro Design LLC, AUS-ION 10; Sitram, Sitra Pro 8Liter Pressure Cooker; and Trudeau Corporation, Round Cake Pan.

Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances: 
Bodum, Bistro Double Wall Water Kettle; Chantal Corp., Mia Electric Kettle; Jura Inc., Jura Z6; Spectrum Brands, George Foreman 3-in-1 Grill & Broil; and Zojirushi America Corporation, Micom Water Boiler & Warmer.

Countertop Food Prep Appliances: Bianco Asia Limited, Vase Nutrition Blender; Braun, MultiQuick 7 Hand Blender; Electrolux, Masterpiece Food Processor; KitchenIQ, Compact Plastic Kitchen Scale; and Sensio Inc., Crux 7-Speed Blender.

Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances:
 Douglas Quikut, ReadiVac 12vZoom Handheld Vacuum; Electrolux, UltraFlex; intelliclean Solutions LLC, Quantum Vacuum; iRobot, Braava jet Mopping Robot; and iRobot, Roomba 960.

Gadgets & Kitchen Tools: Chef'n, Cob Corn Stripper; DKB Household USA, Zyliss Multi-Prep Mandoline; Microplane, 3-in-1 Ginger Tool; Oxo, Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer; and RSVP International, Flat Sauce Whisk.

Home & Outdoor Décor: Alessi, Ora in/Ora out clock; Big Trike Inc., the NightBULB; Fermob USA, Balad Lamp; Spicher and Company, Vintage Vinyl; and WellnessMats, Studio Collection.

Home Environment Appliances: Blueair Inc., Classic 405 Wi-Fi Air Purifier; Objecto, W4 Hybrid Humidifier; Swizz Style, Stadler Form Eva Ultrasonic Humidifier; Winix America Inc., HR1000 5-Stage Wi-Fi Enabled Air Purifier; and Winix America Inc., NK105 Tower Air Purifier.

Home Organisation, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning: Casabella Holdings LLC, Spin 'n Dry Mop; Full Circle Home, Wipe Out Pivoting Squeegee; Gladiator® GarageWorks, GearTrack Essentials Deluxe Pack; Madesmart, Hanging Door Caddy System; and Sharadha Terry Products Limited, Micro Cotton Expresense Towels.

Personal, Health & Garment Care: Crane USA, 2-in-1 Warm Mist Humidifier and Steam Inhaler; EpiladyUSA, Inc., Drop Wet/Dry Rechargeable Epilator; Jascor Housewares Inc., Messy Mutts Elevated Double Feeder; Lifespan Brands, Detecto iConnect 8 in 1 Bluetooth Connected Body Fat Scale; and Reliable Corporation, Vivio Garment Steamer.

Many of the finalists will be exhibiting at Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market, including: Alessi, All-Clad, AUS-ION 10, bambu, Bodum, Built NY, Fermob USA, Frieling, Jura Inc., Kyocera International Inc., Madesmart, Microplane, NewMetro Design LLC, Peugeot, RSVP International, Spicher and Company, WellnessMats, Wusthof and Zojirushi America Corporation. A special display spotlighting all 2017 finalist and award-winning products will be featured on Floor C11 during the Winter 2017 Market.

The 2017 Housewares Design Awards are presented by HomeWorld Business, hosted by Las Vegas Market and sponsored by Whitford Corporation.  Tickets for the awards presentation ceremony—which will be held on Tuesday, January 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Las Vegas Market’s WorldView Ballroom on B16— are $50 each, and available for purchase online at

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