Insights on Design for
Tools and Equipment
National Hardware Show
Design Helping the Bottom Line
The National Hardware Show showcases products to remodel, repair, maintain and decorate home & garden. The NHS is the event where home improvement experts, builders, remodelers and other industry leaders and professionals in the United States may get a glimpse of innovative products. We have some insights from our visit to share.
The National Hardware Show this year showed a noticeable increase in well-designed tools and equipment. We see this on-trend with the increased recognition of how design helps the bottom in industrial sectors.
There was also a noticeable increase in IoT adoption. Not only were there two sections dedicated to IoT, but we also noticed more subtle IoT integration ideas throughout the conference. Integrations such as connected generators, industrial mowers, and power washers. We were also happy to see many of our own designs scattered throughout the exhibition halls, a reminder of how much we work in the industrial segment.
Most fun item: Ahead of the inflatable hot tub, the interactive Christmas tree lights, and the funeral for a ladder, there was a clear winner … the Star Wars themed outdoor grill. Designed to the theme in every detail and with high quality materials, this amazing grill was also officially endorsed by Disney.