Home Furnishings

Zoku™ Quick Pop™ Maker

The Zoku Quick Pop Maker is an ice pop maker that freezes pops in as little as seven minutes, right on your countertop, without electricity. Using their own healthy ingredients, users can quickly make striped pops, yogurt pops or flavored core pops. To enjoy Quick Pops at a moment's notice, simply store the compact base in your freezer. Once frozen, the Quick Pop Maker can make up to nine (2-1/4" x 3-1/2") two-ounce pops before you need to refreeze it. Durable, reusable plastic pop sticks have unique ridged designs that allow pops to adhere securely, with special drip guards for tidy eating, and a specially designed "super tool" helps to quickly release the frozen treats from their molds.

Contact: Ken Zorovich: ken@gopropeller.com

Credit: Ken Zorovich, Yos Kumthampinij, John Earle and Jesse Delgigante of Propeller, Inc. for Zoku, LLC

Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner

Mint is an automatic floor-cleaning appliance designed exclusively for hard surface floors. It dusts and wet mops using popular cleaning cloths such as Swiffer brand dry and wet cloths and other similar products.  Unlike many other robotic and manual cleaning devices, Mint is designed to integrate into the home environment.  Convenience and simplicity are core to Mint. The product has only three single function buttons, and cloths are easily attached to a removable cleaning pad, which snaps back into place magnetically. Once the cloth is attached, Mint is a one-button operation: place it on the floor and press start. Guided by NorthStar technology, Mint cleans systematically, tracking where it cleans.

Contact: Melissa Guthrie: melissa@fuseproject.com

Credit: Yves Behar,  IDSA, Josh Morenstein, Nick Cronan and Seth Murray of fuseproject for Evolution Robotics

Herman Miller Ardea Light

The Herman Miller Ardea is a new task light inspired by nature with minimal impact on the environment. Named after the great herons, Ardea displays similar versatility as the birds' necks that flex for hunting.  Ardea focuses on giving the user flexibility and personal control over their lighting experience.  Often with cluttered desks and a constricting shade, the user cannot light the area of the desk they need.  With Ardea's fabric-sheathed joints, the range of motion and light output is expanded significantly.  With an emphasis on low-energy consumption, green design and extreme motion possibilities, Ardea is an innovative mid-price entry.

"Organic form inspired by nature and designed to have minimal impact on nature through high efficiency lighting and green design."  --Mieko Kusano, IDSA, Sonos, Inc.

Contact: Melissa Guthrie: melissa@fuseproject.com

Credit: Yves Behar, IDSA of fuseproject for Herman Miller

Speed Dial™ Set-Your-Own Combination Lock 1500iD

The Speed Dial™ combination lock offers increased strength and security, customizable functionality and new technology that targets users' unique learning styles. This revolutionary padlock is the world's first that opens on up, down, left and right directional movements.  Its patented technology makes it faster, easier and more secure than a standard combination lock. It can be opened one-handed without looking for ease of use, making it ideal for visually impaired consumers and those with limited dexterity.  The combination can be reset to any number of movements in any sequence, allowing the user to customize their combination.

Contact: Lea Plato: lplato@mlock.com

Credit: Lea Plato, Scott Stevens, Joe Elliot, Chris Hironimus, Zachary Nave, Todd Wehr, Cris Smyczek, Les Bisgrove and Don Lin of Master Lock Co.

OXO Good Grips 360° LiquiSeal Travel Mug

The OXO Good Grips 360° LiquiSeal Travel Mug holds liquids for on-the-go drinking. Designed for anyone wanting to travel with hot or cold liquids, the mug has robust thermal retention, a one-hand clickable activation, a no-drip 360-degree drinking opening, a shatter resistant outer cup, a comfortable handle, and three silicone seals that lock in liquids for no leaking.

Contact: Mercedes Coats: mercedes.coats@smartdesignworldwide.com

Credit: Peter Michaelian, Eric Freitag and Erica Eden of Smart Design; and Michelle Sohn of OXO for OXO International

Flow 2

Flow is a living kitchen where nature and technology are integrated in a symbiotic relationship, processes flow into one another in a natural cycle, efficiently utilizing energy, waste, water and other natural resources.  This kitchen is intended for individuals or families concerned about their personal impact on natural resources who would like to reduce them.  It can also function as a self-contained outdoor or rooftop kitchen, or for off the grid locations.  It provides a space not only for preparing food but an environment that gives a better understanding of how natural processes work.

Contact: John Henry Arndt: mail@studiogorm.com

Credit: John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong of Studio Gorm

Tami Bar Primo

Tami Bar Primo is a digital kitchen appliance assigned to purify and serve water for the whole family. It provides filtered water based on proprietary active carbon technology and is capable of dispensing near-boiling or frigid-cold water to glasses, cups or pitchers at a rate of 2 liters/minute.

Contact: Gadi Amit: info@newdealdesign.com

Credit: Gadi Amit, Inbal Etgar and Dominic Peralta of NewDealDesign LLC, with product development by NekudaDM Ltd. for Tana Water Ltd.

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades in Tiered™ design option with LiteRise®

This product is for today's residential customer desiring a unique fabric window covering reminiscent of a custom Roman shade.  Contoured three-inch or four-inch fabric folds are attached to a neutral rear facing, presenting a clean, uncluttered appearance from both inside and outside the home.  Vignette Tiered shades stack neatly at the top of the window, creating a cascading appearance. The LiteRise operating system provides cordless push-up, pull down operation for increased child safety and convenience.  The entire line of Vignette Modern Roman Shades are also the only Roman shades on the market with no exposed rear cords and a uniform look for both inside and outside the home.

Contact: Sarah Fletcher: sarahf@lhammond.com

Credit: Vignette Produce Development Team at Hunter Douglas, Inc.

Woven Bin (Cesto Trama)

The Trama Basket recovers in a unique way the concept of “Brazilianess” found in indigenous handicraft, more precisely in the art of weaving and looming, where the designers sought inspiration to create a novel product. The designers’ greatest challenge was to transform the concept of hand weaving and looming into an industrialized product and apply an alternative raw material from natural fibers used by indigenous artisans.  The Trama Basket is produced in polypropylene (PP) with a 40% addition of natural resin fibers extracted from sugar cane, thus reducing plastic polymer consumption. The basket is injection molded and bonded together by a special binding system without using glue or welding.

"By looking back in time to the tradition of weaving baskets from natural materials in Brazil, the designers of this plastic laundry basket created a beautiful and more functional version that 'breathes' like a basket, can be manufactured for less and packs flat for easy and more responsible shipping."  --Davin Stowell, IDSA, Smart Design 

Contact: Tobias Bertussi: Bertussi Design

Credit: Tobias Bertussi, Christian Machado, Rodrigo Castaman, Gabriel Altenhofen and Gustavo Billo of Bertussi Designdustrial (Brasil)

govino™ wine glass

The govino "go anywhere wine glass" allows for the ultimate enjoyment of fine wine in settings where breakable glass is not allowed or fine stemware is not available.   The stemless, unbreakable "glass" is actually not glass at all, but is made from a flexible, BPA-free, odorless polymer, which reflects a wine's color and projects its aromatics much like expensive crystal.     Designed into the glass is an ergonomic thumb notch on the side, providing the user with a secure and comfortable grip for swirling and drinking wine, and acting as a stem without a stem, preventing heat transfer into the beverage and potential finger smudging on the crystal-clear surface of the glass. The glass is shatterproof, reusable and 100% recyclable, and also works well for other cold beverages. 

Contact: Boyd Willat: barbara@govinowine.com

Credit: Boyd Willat, Affiliate IDSA and Joseph T. Perrulli of govino/ By the Glass