As part of the revamped home & lifestyle show formerly known as NYIGF, a NY Now award has new honors for the best gourmet housewares for 2013. The summer show has added many new aspects, including an increased kitchen focus and it seems to be a big success. For obvious reasons, I am glad to see the new focus on kitchen items.
The winners of these summer NY NOW awards are companies who are familiar to me and I am not surprised to see their innovative products being recognized.
Congratulations are in order for all the finalists and winners.
NY NOW Award Details
Four companies were named Gourmet Housewares Best New Product Award recipients today in connection with the summer 2013 debut of NY NOW®, which runs Saturday, August 17, through Wednesday, August 21, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. These four honorees also are eligible for NY NOW awards the first-ever “Best of Home” honor, which will be determined by online balloting during the show.
NYcruets received “Best of Show” honors for its Cruet Modena also were presented in three product-specific categories, including cooking (cookware, bakeware and small electronics); dining (serveware, bar/wine accessories, picnic/barbecue accessories and specialty foods); and kitchen preparation (kitchen gadgets, kitchen textiles, cookbooks and storage/containers). Winners and finalists in each category were selected by a panel of trade editors based on innovative design; creative use of materials/construction; and use of new materials/ technology.
“Among hundreds of innovative products designed for better home entertaining in this section of NY NOW HOME, these four captured our judges’ attention and merited special recognition,” said Marc Delman, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares national sales manager.
The summer 2013 winners and finalists, selected from 70 products, are:
NY NOW Award BEST OF SHOW:
NYcruets (Derkovits, Hungary) for its Cruet Modena, which combines centuries old techniques with modern design.
This one of a kind piece of art is the perfect gift to give for everyday use. It combines centuries old techniques with a modern design, resulting in a contemporary masterpiece that transfers olive oil and vinegar into a unique display. It is a wonderful gift idea for anniversaries, weddings and birthdays.
Modern methods relying on pyrex technology for maximum durability and product life.
Chemical and heat resistant as well as dishwasher safe ensuring countless years of use.
NY NOW Award COOKING CATEGORY:
Winner: Talisman Designs, LLC (Minneapolis, MN) for its Get Real™ Measuring Spoons, a beechwood measuring spoon set.
Finalist: monbento (Clemont, France) for its MB Lib – the double wall bowl.
Finalist: HIC, Harold Import Co. (Lakewood, NJ) for its Rose’s Silicone Baking Bowl – Collapsible!
Talisman Designs’ Beachwood measuring spoon set is handcrafted out of a solid piece of Beachwood sourced from a responsibly managed forest. The spoons are designed to be hardworking and durable. The natural oil is FDA approved and enhances the longevity of the spoons. But what sets these beautiful utensils apart is the lightly laser etched design that will last as long as the utensil. Darkness of etching will vary depending on the natural occurring differences in wood. Item is made of natural wood and therefore wood will also vary in color, making each piece unique. Longest spoon measures up to 5.6-Inch long. Includes 1-tbs, 1-sp, 1.5-tsp and 1.25-tsp sized spoons. Hand wash is recommended.
NY NOW Award DINING CATEGORY:
Winner: Corkcicle® (Orlando, FL) for its Chillsner, which chills drinks, not bottles, to the last drop.
Finalist: Core Home (New York, NY) for its Chalkables.
Finalist: French Bull® (New York, NY) for its Cake Stand and Knife Set.
Chillsner is the first ever in-bottle beer chiller you can drink through. Inserted into any beer bottle, Chillsner delivers a smooth flow of perfectly chilled beer with every sip. Even the last one.
NY NOW Award KITCHEN PREPARATION CATEGORY:
Winner: Spice Ratchet (Lakewood, NJ) for its Blossom CHOCO.NUT.CHEESE™ grater, which creates spirals of hard cheeses, chocolates or nuts with a simple twist.
Finalist: Zing Anything (Chicago, Il) for its Salad Zinger.
Finalist: Zevro® (Skokie, IL) for its Press ‘n Measure.
Make wasted end pieces and skinned knuckles a thing of the past. Blossom CHOCO.NUT.CHEESE™ grater easily creates delicate spiral shavings of hard cheeses, chocolates, or nuts with a simple twist.
All four winning products automatically qualify for consideration in the first NY NOW Award, “Best of Home”, which will be determined through online voting at www.redclay.comdesign/nynow. “Peoples’ Choice” balloting runs August 17-20, and the winner will be announced on August 21.
The Best New Product Award judges were: Jo Cooper, Tableware International, Diane Falvey, HomeWorld Business and Gourmet Insider; Sharon Franke, Good Housekeeping; Laurie O’Halloran, Home Style; Duke Ratliff, HFN; Jennifer White Karp, Gourmet Business; and Anna Wolfe, The Gourmet Retailer.
Presented as part of NY NOW’s HOME Collection, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares features 350 exhibitors offering high-end resources in cookware, bakeware, kitchen gadgets, kitchen textiles, bar and wine accessories, small electrics, specialty food, cookbooks, storage/containers, and picnic/barbecue accessories. NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – will encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.