ESSEN, Germany–The 2012 red dot design awards, which recognize exceptional product design internationally, include several housewares companies this year.
In the tableware decoration category, which includes food preparation items, 2012 red dot winners included the Fast Cut Herb Tool by DK Brands, Nesting Utensils and Twist from Joseph Joseph, the Pizza Wheel from RÖSLE and the Bistro gadget line from Bodum. Chef’n’s SleekScrape collapsible scraper and Cuisipro’s egg poacher received honorable mentions in the category as well.
The jury for the reddot design award assesses and designates the “best of the best” among product introductions worldwide, and this year it selected 62 products from more than 14,000 entries from 70 countries. In 19 categories, products ranged anywhere from small objects such as paper clips or hearing aids to furniture, cars and building projects. In July, red dot will have all of the winners presented within the online exhibition at red-dot.de.