CHICAGO–Eleven suppliers won Global Innovation Awards for product innovation at last month’s International Home + Housewares Show.
Alessi USA, Inc. was the global honoree in Best Collection Design for its Mu flatware collection, designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito. The global honorees for Best Product Design were Joseph Joseph Inc. for its C-Pump; Punkt, represented by Ameico, for ES 01 Extension Socket; and Teroforma for its Troika Trivet. Universal Expert LLC, a Sebastian Conran company, was the global honoree for the Martin M. Pegler Award for Best Booth Design.
“The winners were selected by a panel of retailers and design editors who judged them on inspired design quality, brand positioning, outstanding craftsmanship, exclusive market focus and design-focused sustainability,” said Phil Brandl, president of the International Housewares Association, which owns and operates the International Home + Housewares Show and sponsors the Global Innovation Awards. “We are pleased to have these companies, who push the envelope of the design spectrum, exhibiting at the show.”