2011 Product Innovator Award Winners
Although at 101, the entries in the 2011 K+BB Product Innovator Awards were slightly fewer than last year, they were a robust bunch. The wealth of fab features and functions they touted demonstrated that, even amid a sluggish recovery, innovation is still alive and kicking. As always, the winners were selected based on four criteria: originality, aesthetics, functionality and consumer appeal. Which ones stood out? Read on to find out.
Judges (clockwise beginning from upper left): David Stimmel, Stimmel Consulting, Ambler, PA; Charles M. Rabinovitch, Charles Rabinovitch/Architects, New York City; Miriam Lissak, Weinreb Schultz Design Associates, New York City; Susan Serra, CKD, Susan Serra Associates, Long Island, NY; John Buscarello, ASID, John A. Buscarello Inc., New York City; and Mark Brady, Mark Brady Kitchens Inc., Simsbury, CT.