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Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards Winners Announced

Dallas Market Center, the fastest growing housewares marketplace in the country, yesterday announced the winners of the first annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards at an awards ceremony and cocktail reception held on the first floor of the Trade Mart during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market.

The Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards recognize exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet housewares industry who exhibit in Dallas. Housewares products have expanded dramatically at Dallas Market Center, with more than 300 housewares product lines now featured throughout the Housewares neighborhood in the Trade Mart. The winners are as follows:

  •  Best Barware: Smoking Box from Crafthouse by Fortessa
  • Best Cookware/Bakeware: Dexas Elevated Silicone Baking Mat by Dexas International Ltd.
  • Best Cutlery: Cangshan T1 Series 8 inch Chef Knife with Magnetic Knife Sheath by Cangshan Cutlery Company
  • Best Kitchen Electrics: Compact Digital Scale (Cast aluminum) by KitchenIQ
  • Best Kitchen Tools & Gadgets: ChicWrap Parchment Dispenser by Allen Reed Company, Inc.
  • Best Serveware: Forte Condiment Server by Nambe
  • Best Kitchen Textiles: Jean Dubost Pig Tea Towel by The French Farm
  • Best Beverageware: Glass Core Bottle (16-ounce and 12-ounce) by Zoku, LLC
  • Best in Class: Smoking Box from Crafthouse by Fortessa

Judging for these awards was based on innovation, user-friendliness, and visual appeal. This year’s judges include: Kent Rathbun, a four-time James Beard nominated chef and restaurateur, Mark Vamos, a business journalism professor at Southern Methodist University and Dallas Morning News special contributor, and Karen Chandler, the owner of Kitchenwares on the Square in McKinney, Texas.

EveryWare Global Changes Corporate Name to The Oneida Group

EveryWare Global, one of the world’s leading marketers of dining and food preparation products, announced a key initiative to support the company’s transformation, growth and cultural development strategies.

The company changed its corporate name to The Oneida Group, leveraging the iconic dining brand and reflecting the company’s commitment to driving innovation in the dining experience. Anchor Hocking, a subsidiary of The Oneida Group, will continue to produce and market glassware to the consumer and specialty markets.

“Rebranding our company as The Oneida Group allows us to emphasize our long-standing leadership in dining and food preparation,” said Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer. “We are building on our heritage and committed to delivering innovative additions to our portfolio of products. The Oneida Group is focused on creating value by designing, marketing and manufacturing the best dining and food preparation products in the world, providing the best service to our customers and growing our company efficiently and sustainably. This alignment of our brands is the next step in our growth strategy.”

The company’s principal brands have more than a century of customer trust and loyalty. Oneida, founded in 1848, has been a staple in homes, fine dining establishments, family restaurants and hotels for decades. The Oneida portfolio spans a broad range of products including the finest quality flatware, porcelain dinnerware, stainless steel and silverplate serving dishes and tableware. Anchor Hocking, by its predecessor company, began producing glassware in 1873 and today is a leading designer, marketer and manufacturer of quality consumer products that it sells to retail and specialty markets, hospitality channels, and original equipment manufacturers. Anchor Hocking manufactures nearly all of its products at the company’s facilities in the United States and markets its products internationally.

r. wood studio Introduces Carr’s Hill Tableware

r-wood-cottonThe new Carr’s Hill line of hand-crafted pottery was created by Rebecca Wood for r. wood studio ceramics based in Athens, Georgia. Wood’s distinguished career in fine art and beautifully crafted pottery has spanned 25 years, and this new line of multi-functional tableware comes in two neutral colors, sky and cotton, which are ideal for the minimalist aesthetic of the modern kitchen.

The versatile Carr’s Hill line includes salad and dinner plates, a sugar and creamer set, and a series of cups and mugs which range in price from $30 to $50. You can view the collection at rwoodstudio.com.

 

French Bull Debuts Holiday Collection

French BullFrench Bull debuts its first holiday collection, a natural extension of the celebratory lifestyle brand’s LIVE VIVID™ attitude. The collection comes packaged with dangling ornaments, gift tags, and are ready for gifting. The festive mix includes a Cookie Platter for Santa, a four piece dessert plate set in the brand’s cheery Dotty Tree pattern, four of their famous spreaders in a candy-cane pattern which come neatly wrapped, and a set of two nesting storage containers in a merry ornament-inspired pattern for treats and left overs.

Jackie Shapiro says, “My favorite are the candy cane spreaders because of the sparkling dangling ornament around the set of four. Since nobody remembers who brought the wine, I think our customers will make a lasting impression with whomever they celebrate the season, and they will make fantastic stocking stuffers.”

Vagnbys Decantiere 7-in-1 Wine Aerator Wins the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Vagnbys Decantiere 7-IN-1 Wine Aerator by Vagnbys Design & Living has been awarded the Red Dot, the international most renowned award for high design quality. Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products and innovations for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Only products that set themselves apart considerably through their excellent design receive the sought-after quality seal from the international Red Dot jury.

wine aeratorThe Decantiere 7-IN-1Wine Aerator follows the premise of Scandinavian design of merging functionality and high-end quality in minimalistic aesthetic. This 7-in-1 wine decanter is a masterpiece for all wine lovers. The air-mixing chamber gently aerates wine while pouring, significantly improving in the taste, flavor and finish. Seven built-in dual-functional tubes are supported by eight small vents positioned at the grid edge. The built-in filter protects against cork residue and other impurities. The dual pouring edge ensures no dripping, the air tight stopper preserves freshness as well as it covers foil edges and hides screw threads and allows easy pouring.

The renowned Danish product designer Marcus Vagnby created a revolution to wine aeration with the Decantiere 7-in-1 Wine Aerator. His mission is creating objects that are nurtured by respect for sensibility, environment, political correctness and economy.

With 41 experts from all around the world, who are chosen according to strict rules, the Red Dot Award: Product Design guarantees a very high judging competence: Only freelance designers, design professors and specialized journalists – but not designers employed at companies potentially participating – are appointed to the jury. The independent expert panel assesses each entry strictly and fairly, live and on site, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility.

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