IHA Names "Design Defined" Winners from Housewares Show
April 23, 2010,
ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Housewares Association has announced the honorees of its sixth annual "Design Defined" program, which cited innovative products for cleaning and organizing the home.
The winners are:
oCasabella Holdings for the Casabella BE Gourmet
oClear Choice Housewares for the Farberware Food Storage
oDelta Design Co. for the Yube Storage Cube
oFertile Earth for the Simple Garden
oFull Circle for the Come Clean Natural Cleaning Set, the Crystal Clear Glass Cleaner and the Reach Bottle Brush
oHome Products International-North America for the Hamper Basket and its Ironing Board
oIce Tubes/Koopeh Designs for the Garlic Peel
oJokari/U.S. for the Healthy Steps product line and Label Once
oLC Industries for the Bioserve
oThe NCC for the Powerhorse
oNeat-Oh! International for the Zipbin Doll House Playpack
oThe Original California Car Duster for The Original California Dry Blade
oPlay S.A. for the go two
oRubbermaid for its Carafe
oRubbo International for the Q Knot
oSimplehuman for the Horizontal Tension Caddy and the Compost Pail
oUnder the Roof Decorating for the Hang and Level and the Stoppy
oUmbra for the Penguin Soap Pump
oUnger Industrial for the Mamboo Cleaning Cloth
The honored products were chosen by Design Finders, a team of designers and educators from the University of Illinois-Chicago's Interdisciplinary Product Development Program. The team evaluated each product according to innovation, esthetics, how the product helps the user, whether or not the product is environmentally responsible and the impact of the product on the market.
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