HOMEWORLD BUSINESS, sister publication of GOURMET INSIDER, and the Las Vegas Market have announced that digital food and travel network Tastemade will be honored with the third annual Design Influencer of the Year award at the 2019 Housewares Design Awards, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Las Vegas Market.
Founded in 2012, Tastemade is a millennial-based network that reaches more than 250 million people globally and is viewed through web, social channels and its television channel. Tastemade allows users to explore travel and cuisine through original content and user-submitted videos.
Chris Place, head of product development and retail partnerships at Tastemade, will accept the award.
“Las Vegas Market is proud to host the 14th annual Housewares Design Awards and to recognize Tastemade as this year’s ‘Design Influencer of the Year,’” said Joy Jansen, Las Vegas Market’s leasing manager for gift and home. “As one of the most influential social platforms in the world, Tastemade is a perfect choice for this award.”
The “Design Influencer of the Year” Award was added to the Housewares Design Awards in 2017 to recognize an individual or organization for exceptional design or design influence. The 2017 inaugural Housewares Design Award recipient in Las Vegas was West Elm Local and the 2018 winner was The Grommet.
Las Vegas Market is hosting the 2019 Housewares Design Awards as part of an ongoing partnership with HomeWorld Business, which founded the awards in 2003 to honor supplier efforts within the industry to create new ways to improve everyday living. Whitford Corporation sponsors the 2019 Housewares Design Awards.
The Housewares Design Awards recognize excellence in 13 categories — 11 core housewares categories, an expanded “Smart Home” category and a new “Gourmet Specialty Foods” category. Additionally, one of the 11 Best in Category winners, will receive a special “Innovation of the Year” distinction.
The 2019 Housewares Design Awards Celebration at the Las Vegas Market is set for Tuesday, January 29, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The celebration will kick off with cocktails and networking on floor C11, within the Housewares Design Awards finalist gallery displays; followed by the announcement of the winners in room C1144 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the event cost $25 each and may be purchased online at housewaresdesignawards.com/links/venue.php