THRIVE is excited to announce its expert product design team has been honored in the 2016 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). The tongue and groove pliers have been named a Bronze winner. More than 1,700 design projects from 30-plus countries competed in this years awards with 26 Gold, 47 Silver, and 63 Bronze medals being awarded.


The Crescent Grip Zone tongue and groove pliers feature a non-marring grip directly integrated into the handles to work chrome finish fixtures without damage. The handle grips feature exposed, steel handle tips that are designed to prevent the handles from being pulled off and allow for reaming and prying.



The International Design Excellence Awards—also known as IDEA®—is a premier international design competition sponsored annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and judged by renowned design experts from around the world. Top IDEA winners are featured in IDSA’s INNOVATION Magazine: Yearbook of Excellence;; and global media outreach.

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