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It was impossible to walk into OXO's booth at the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show without a swift recollection of a certain recent incident that might henceforth be known as a 'dustpan dustup.' The New York-based company hasn't missed a beat since they took the high road with their response, and their stalwart team of designers and engineers has remained focused on innovation and iteration in product development, exemplified by the new wares on display at McCormick Place.
The latest generation of salad spinners, for example, have flat tops for easier storage; the smaller model was introduced for the Japanese market
We had the chance to talk to a couple of their Category Managers, who kindly demoed the new Cookie Press, for which they 3D-printed numerous prototype disks before arriving at the final dozen, and the Mouthwash Dispenser, which will be available soon.
Regarding their stance on intellectual property, our Twitter followers might have noticed that OXO recently hosted an IP Primer at their NYC HQ; the full presentation is available online as a PDF here.