Outstanding housewares products were honoured in New York this week with the announcement of the winners of the 2013 US Housewares Design Awards.
The accolades comprised a dozen Best in Category awards, from which three Best of the Best winners were also chosen, plus the Green House design award for ecologically-responsible housewares design.
The 12 Best in Category awards were as follows: Cookware & Bakeware, Nambé Chirp kettle; Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances, Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch cappuccino machine; Countertop Food Prep Appliances, Smith’s Consumer Products Edgeware Angle Adjust electric knife sharpener; Countertop Kitchenware, Joseph Joseph Triscale kitchen scale; Cutlery & Cutting Tools, Kyocera Advanced Ceramics cutlery Series 6; Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances, Electrolux Small Appliances Precision Brushroll Clean; Gadgets & Kitchen Tools, Swissmar Swiss Curve peeler; Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning, Simplehuman Semi-Round Sensor Can; Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware, Host Studios The Twist Adjustable Aerator; Home & Outdoor Décor, Handy Home Products The GLOWr Wayfinding Illumination Discs; Home Environment Appliances, Swizz Style Jasmine aroma diffuser; and Personal, Health & Garment Care, Panasonic Arc3 men’s wet/dry shaver ES-SL41.
Winning Best of the Best – Gold was the Nambe Chirp stovetop kettle, with its sleek design and audible boiling signal. Best of the Best – Silver went to the Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch, the world’s smallest one-touch automatic cappuccino machine, while the Swizz Style Jasmine aroma diffuser took Best of the Best – Bronze.
Finally, the Green House design award was presented to the Simple Wave Calibowl non-spill five-piece Iconic mixing bowl set. Each bowl is designed with a curved undercut lip that pushes the food onto the utensil, preventing it from spilling over the edge. The bowls are made in the USA of 100% BPA-free recycled polypropylene.