Competition Overview

Dinnovation is a dinnerware design competition that honors students designing for accessibility, sustainability, innovative use of materials, lifestyle enhancement, or functionality, while providing the opportunity for students to share their concepts with tableware experts in the competition and also at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago.

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Dinnovation DESIGN Categories

Accessibility

Dinnerware designed to be used optimally for those with physical restrictions

Sustainability

Dinnerware representing the best use of recycled or earth-friendly materials

Use of Materials

Dinnerware utilizing non-traditional materials or new technologies, or innovative uses of traditional materials

Lifestyle Enhancement

Dinnerware designed to better support beneficial lifestyles, such as active lifestyle, portion control, etc.

Functionality

Dinnerware designed to be used in multiple situations, optimizing space, new portability solutions, etc.

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Awards Sponsored By Gaia Group USA

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Contact Information

For questions and more information, contact our Dinnovation Competition Team at [email protected]. Questions may be included anonymously as part of the Dinnovation Frequently Asked Questions.

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Sponsor

Dedicated to bringing consumers “the best of the earth,” women-owned and operated Gaia Group USA designs and manufactures innovatively-designed dinnerware for home, hospitality and private labels. Gaia Tablescapes™ features five home-focused collections: Bella Terra™, Metallic Elements™, Geo™, Classic White ™ and World of Mary Blair™. Gaia Group USA divisions include Gaia Hospitality, its restaurant and hospitality dinnerware products, and Gaia Privée, a private-label service that allows manufacturers and retailers to work one-on-one with Gaia’s design and manufacturing teams to create their own bespoke products. Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL,  Gaia Group USA is found online at www.gaiagroupusa.com.

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