More Gadgets for Gifting
August 29, 2012,
By Allison Zisko
Clever gadgets and giftable accessories dominated displays at the Gourmet Housewares Show, part of last month's New York International Gift Fair.
"We don't usually do mid-year introductions but the retailers we showed it to said, 'You have to bring this out now,'" said Richard Murphy, director, sales and marketing for Oggi, and the reaction was "unbelievable" at the show. A premier line has hand-hammered metal accents.
Joseph Joseph, the design-oriented British housewares company, won the Best in Show Award for its new TriScale, an ultra-compact digital kitchen scale that unfolds with three arms to evenly support mixing bowls.
Winners and finalists in each category, which included cooking, dining and kitchen preparation, were selected by a panel of editors based on innovative design; creative use of materials/construction; and use of new materials/technology.-Andrea Lillo contributed to this story