The decision to buy a security camera is driven by the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is protected. But when it comes to keeping an eye on their home, people don’t want more information; they want better actionable information. With the launch of the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, Nest introduced one of the most intelligent and powerful cameras on the market that is thoughtful about when it alerts the homeowner. It uses advanced algorithms to distinguish a person from a thing, and then automatically zooms in and follows them in the app. Its 4K sensor, HDR and 12x digital zoom show everything in crisp 1080p HD. It includes a speaker so homeowners can communicate with intruders. This is a camera that does more and expects less of the user. Instead of just showing what’s happening, it delivers critical actionable information.
Designed by: Nest
Nest Secure is a home security product designed to be tough on burglars and easy on the user. Designed from the customer’s perspective, several innovative features make Nest Secure easy to live with while meeting or exceeding current security guidelines. Nest developed advanced algorithms to reduce the frequency of false alarms (an annoyance for owners). Quiet Open allows control of individual doors without the hassle of disarming and rearming your system. And it is extremely easy to use, going so far as to automatically remind you if you leave home without arming it. Nest Secure was also designed to have a noninvasive presence in the home. Nest took an open/close sensor, added a motion sensor to it and squeezed it into a package that's a fraction of the size of standard sensors, so it won't take away from customers’ decor.
Designed by: Nest
The Built-In Chef Collection Cooking Package presents enhanced practicality in the premium built-in market, which has so far focused on the look. It is designed to give users the inherent joy of touching and using a kitchen appliance, going beyond the sheer satisfaction of owning them. With modern details added to a candid and reasonable design language, the design is made to match any kitchen space. The application of the latest analog-like digital technology, such as the digital-analog control, Virtual Flame Technology™, and Wi-fi and Bluetooth Connect, enables users to have a smarter and more fun cooking experience.
Designed by: Jaejun Kim, Hyunsoo Kim, Gisung Han, Jichang Kang and Myeonghee Bak of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Coffee & Tea for One is a creative multifunction daily product that could be used to brew both tea and coffee. The product has a unique patent stainless-steel infuser inside. With a simple flip of the infuser, it changes from a tea infuser to a coffee brewer. The infuser comes with two different perforation sizes in order to serve the best flavor for both brewing tea and coffee. When people buy just one product to satisfy two needs, they not only save money and space but they also have less impact on the environment.
Designed by: Wayne Yang of Ningbo Haowu International Inc.
An oven with a dual door system, the Dual Cook Flex™ materializes the company’s dual-cook function, which allows two dishes to be cooked simultaneously at different temperatures using the same size space as other conventional ovens. Users can selectively open the upper door or the full door by manipulating the handle, so they can check and cook two or more dishes at the same time with minimal heat loss.
Designed by: Jaejun Kim and Jichang Kang of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
HandyPlate is a partitioned ceramic plate designed specifically for those who struggle with upper limb disabilities and vision impairment. The partition in the middle acts as a cutting and scooping support for those who cannot use a fork and knife at the same time. The grooves on the side—parallel to the gap in the partition—act as a sensory guide for those suffering from visual impairment to find where their knife should cut, making meals much easier. Handy Play is made of ceramic so users feel dignified in using an eating aid.
Designed by: Sahar Madanat Design
The Kohler IoT Kit is a smart kitchen and bathroom solution, offering complete smart-home controls for all Kohler smart products, including intelligent toilets, bathtubs, showers, water filtration, heaters and faucets. The Kohler IoT Kit includes the Kohler Box, motion sensor, flood sensor, and 1-way, 2-way and 5-way universal remotes, all of which are equipped with intelligent chips for users to preset with their favorite functions and which can be remotely controlled via the Kohler app. The Kohler IoT Kit is designed with an frosted housing and simple cosmetic-like appearance to complement your decor.
Designed by: Lisa Hsieh and River Cheng of Kohler
Meet the easy-to-use energy-efficient control-it-from-everywhere Nest Thermostat E. Instead of a bold design, the Nest Thermostat E and its frosted display quietly blend into the home. This new display diffuses the light from the screen, so users see softly glowing text and graphics and a simplified interface that is easy to read. When it’s off, the frosted display takes on a glacier-gray color and fades into the background. It has the same energy-saving effectiveness as the Nest Learning Thermostat. The Nest Thermostat E builds off its predecessor’s success by being less expensive and less obtrusive in the home.
Designed by: Nest
The SIGNATURE Kitchen Suite Column Refrigerator consists of an 18-inch freezer and a 30-inch refrigerator. This modular refrigerator allows you to select its size and type so that it can perfectly fit into a user’s space. In conventional refrigerator designs, the exposed light source and the rear duct hole structure have been taken for granted for the cold air flow and the illumination. However, the SIGNATURE Kitchen Suite Column Refrigerator secures a showcase image and clean look that can perfectly match the modern concept of luxury kitchens.
Designed by: Kyukwan Choi, Hyungki Kim, Sungkyong Han, Minsub Kim and Sookyeong Kang of LG Electronics Inc. Sooyeon Kim, Hongsik Kwon, Wonjun Lee, Suhyeon Son
The Channel Bowl is the evolution of an everyday bowl for better scooping, sipping and gripping. An elegant interior channel gives the meal a natural gathering place as a user eats. When paired with the nesting spoon, the Channel Bowl reduces the amount of scooping needed to finish a meal, eliminates bowl tilting and allows the user to easily scoop with one hand. The exterior has dimples sized for fingertips. This creates a refined yet tactile exterior and a secure grip when pouring and lifting the bowl. The Channel Bowl improves meal times for a wide-range of users, including parents, children and people with disabilities.
Designed by: David Collins of Luke & Lucy