FRANKFURT, Germany—Tendence exhibitors can vie for the Home & Trend award at the fair this summer, recognizing products in various categories for their innovation and design.
The awards are bestowed by LifeCare Initiative, which seeks to promote product quality, innovation and design in order to bring about a perceptible improvement in quality of life.
The Innovation of the Year and Trend Product of the Year awards are given to exceptional products for their special design as well as innovation, functionality, product benefit and ergonomics. The seal of quality is awarded to the best products in the interior design and furnishing industry in the following categories: garden and leisure, furniture and decoration, bath and wellness, building fixtures and interior design, large and small electrical appliances, and household and cleaning.
This year there is a new award for smart home concepts. “These are technologies that serve to enhance everyday comfort, energy efficiency and security. Successful use of these systems depends essentially on criteria such as their user-friendliness, reliability and security, as well as trouble-free operation. This ensures that ‘smart living’ becomes accessible and beneficial for all,” said Harald Schultes, director of the LifeCare Initiative.
Manufacturers can nominate themselves for the Home & Trend Award until June 24. Entry details and terms and conditions of the competition can be found here.
A jury of experts as well as consumers will determine the winners. The independent jury will nominate selected products for the end user vote. The best and most popular products in each category will be selected by means of a survey conducted by a market research institute.
Tendence will take place Aug. 27-30.