The IHA created its Student Design Competition in 1993 to invigorate the housewares industry with the fresh ideas of top student designers and to encourage young talent to consider careers in the housewares business. Now in its 29th year, IHA’s competition is unique in the U.S. as the longest-running, industry-sponsored, merit-recognition program for industrial design students. The competition challenges college students to redesign a current houseware product to meet the needs of the future or to create a concept for a new product. Winning projects are selected for their innovation, understanding of production and marketing principles, and quality of entry materials.

This year’s winners were chosen by a respected jury of 14, including designers at consumer and industrial product companies, design consultants, educators, and seven former winners. Altogether, judges spent many volunteer hours reviewing the submissions, which consist of written materials, sketches, engineering drawings, and photos.

Link to contest: https://www.theinspiredhomeshow.com/awards/gia-student/

Two BID students, Rinona Metaj and Jaclyn Jamieson received an Honorable Mentions Award for their Singing Stovetop Kettle.

The goal of the project was to mash two products together to create a mash-up. IDEO describes it as “bringing odd or unexpected things together to spark fresh ideas”. Rinona and Jaclyn mash-up a speaker and a stovetop kettle to create their Singing Stovetop Kettle.

Click on the links below to see more details on their design.

Rinona Metaj

Jaclyn Jamieson

Monday, April 25, 2022 in
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