This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Student Design Competition at the International Home + Housewares Show, and the winners put forth as strong a showing as ever as the competition enters its third decade of recognizing exceptional work by the next generation of designers. Over the past 20 years, some 160+ judges have reviewed over 4,000 entries, recognizing 125 winners who have launched their careers at the show.
First Place: Heman Au, Arizona State University - Duo Kitchenware
Judges this year hailed from schools such as the University of CIncinnati's DAAP and RIT to major companies such as Whirlpool/Kitchenaid and Belkin.
First Place: Juan Jimenez, University of Houston - Smart Measure Juan is currently seeking a manufacturer, but he noted that the prototype was 3D printedJuan is currently seeking a manufacturer, but he noted that the prototype was 3D printed
As in past years, we had the chance to talk to first place winners Heman Au and Juan Jimenez:See the rest of the winners after the jump:
Second Place: Yutong Wu, Ohio State University - Dolly+ CartSecond Place: Yutong Wu, Ohio State University - Dolly+ Cart Yutong also had his model 3D printed Third Place: Yunqi Yuan, Ohio State University - Bella Maternity Posture Support The harness folds flat for easy transport and storage Third Place: Cole Mishler, Cleveland Institute of Art - POR Painting Organization System Third Place: Breanna Stachowski, University of Notre Dame - The Neat Seat
Learn more about the Student Design Competition, this year's winners and honorable mentions, and more at the IHA website.