FreePower Wins Prestigious IIDA Product Design Award at HD Expo 2024

May 3, 2024
FreePower Wins Prestigious IIDA Product Design Award at HD Expo 2024
Wireless charging pioneer secures another significant industry win with the International Interior Design Association, reimagining how the design world envisions wireless charging technology

Las Vegas, NV (May, 2024)—FreePower, the company setting the new standard for wireless charging, made its hospitality debut at HD Expo + Conference this week, showing its latest technology solution, which turns any surface into a wireless charger. At this year’s event, FreePower left with one of the industry’s top awards: the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Product Design Award, in the category of Artwork, Signage and Accent Pieces. FreePower was also a finalist in the technology category for the HD Expo Awards this year.

Fresh from its official launch at the 2024 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in February – and honored with the esteemed Best in Show award – FreePower is revolutionizing how we charge both at home and in the hospitality world. The IIDA’s HD Expo Product Design competition recognizes products that excel in seven different criteria, including aesthetics, cost and value, design innovation, environmental responsibility, need, technical advancements, and usage. This year’s jury of design professionals included Rottet Studio Principal and Design Director, Chris Evans; HOK Principal and Practice Leader, Kelly Lott; and BRPH Chief Design and Creative Leader, Cristi Moore, IIDA.

“As industry newcomers, we are so thrilled with the reception from the community,” said Jake Slatnick, CEO and founder of FreePower. “We had an incredible launch at KBIS, and we’re so excited that the hospitality space sees the same potential in our technology that we do . Everyone wants to eliminate excess cables and clutter in high-traffic spaces; FreePower is the ideal solution for streamlining functionality without disrupting the overall aesthetic design. We’ve seen a surge in orders throughout the show, and can’t wait to see these projects come to life over the next few months.”

FreePower puts seamless, elegant, and functional power at people’s fingertips, from restaurants and bars to hotel room nightstands and other high-use spaces, creating memorable guest experiences that offer the best in innovation and convenience. FreePower worked closely with the design and fabricator community to consider every aspect of embedding its wireless charging technology into countertops, from the stone's cut-out requirements to visual cues and customization. 

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About IIDA 

IIDA is the commercial interior design association with global reach. They support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through their global network of members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

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About FreePower

In 2017, FreePower (FKA Aira) took the first steps towards reinventing a technology that had always fallen short of expectations: wireless charging. Today, we have more than 230 patent assets for our advanced system, all of which were engineered in-house. After years of perfecting the technology, we launched the second-generation FreePower with Tesla in 2023, followed by our latest innovation: FreePower for Countertop. From bar tops at a restaurant to kitchen islands and home offices, this embedded technology seamlessly integrates into surfaces of all kinds. We are now partnering with leading architects, designers, builders, and fabricators to bring power to the spaces that connect us.