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By Tania Chen and Damian Joseph
IDEA, the International Design Excellence Awards, highlight the very best in design. From electronics to juicers, the winners demonstrate how good design and smart business thinking can elevate a product from ordinary to exceptional. Of course, what's new and shiny one year might become commonplace over time, which might make it hard to recall what all the fuss was about. Here are 50 consumer products that won IDEA awards over the past 10 years. See for yourself how they've stood the test of time.