IHA Announces Finalists for Global Innovation Awards (gia) for Excellence in Product Design

ROSEMONT, ILL (Feb. 15, 2023)—The 70 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for Excellence in Product Design have been announced by the International Housewares Association. Global honorees in each of the 14 categories will be announced during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 4 during The Inspired Home Show 2023, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market, at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex.

Entries were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. The finalists and global honorees will be on display in an exhibit in the Hall of Global Product Design in the Grand Concourse Lobby of the North Building as well as in the New Product Showcases located in the Buyers Club in each Show building. The Inspired Home Show opens at 10 a.m. on March 4 and runs through 3 p.m. March 7.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists for an IHA Global Innovation Award for Excellence in Product Design,” said Derek Miller, IHA president & CEO. “Product innovation is the engine that keeps the home + housewares industry vibrant and profitable. It is our pleasure to honor the brands and designers that continue to push the envelope and delight both buyers and consumers.”

The gia product design finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care

Company                                                                     Product

F&H Group A/S                                                         Zone Denmark – TIME Bath series

Jobar International, Inc.                                         Clear View Digital Scale

Moso Natural                                                            Natural Scent-Free Bathroom Spray

Prospera Corp.                                                          RF 5 in 1 EMS Micro Current LED Light Anti Aging Massage Device

Stasher                                                                        Everyday Beauty Bag


Company                                                                     Product

Bradshaw Home                                                       Casabella Clean Water Spin Mop

Bradshaw Home                                                       Evercare Duo Pet Hair & Lint Remover

simplehuman                                                             14-oz sensor pump with caddy

simplehuman                                                             paper towel pump

The Procter & Gamble Company                           Bloom Planter

Cook & Bakeware

Company                                                                     Product

Clipper Corp.                                                              Viking Contemporary Copper 4-Ply 9 Piece Cookware Set

Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC                                  Genetti Fan Lid

Hestan Culinary                                                         Hestan OvenBond 5pc Set

Newell Brands                                                           Rubbermaid® DuraLite™ Bakeware

THE COOKWARE COMPANY (USA), LLC                GreenPan GP5 Stainless Steel Collection

Home Décor & Gifts

Company                                                                     Product

Be Home                                                                      Pali Recycled Leather Floor Basket

F&H Group A/S                                                          Zone Denmark – INU Vases

INNOVATIVE FOUNTAINS, INC.                               noBrn-Sustainable Luxury Home Fragrance™

TV Productions, Inc.                                                  The Doorhickey

Wrap-It Storage                                                          MagSnap – Magnetic Snap Wristband

Home Organization & Storage

Company                                                                     Product

Brabantia USA                                                           Bo Trash Can Hi, 1.8 Gallon

Freshlink Product Development, LLC                     Expandable + Adjustable Utensil Organizer


Grand Fusion Housewares, Inc.                             Roll-Up Drying Rack with Collapsing Utensil Holder

Polder Products, LLC                                                Handle-It™ Storage Canisters

YouCopia                                                                     StoraRoll™ Food Wrap Dispenser

Household & Home Electrics

Company                                                                     Product

BeiAng Air Tech Ltd.                                                  Airdog MOI Mist Free Evaporative Humidifier

Crane USA, Inc.                                                         Cool Mist Collapsible Humidifier

IRIS USA, Inc.                                                              360 Degree Stand Fan

Roborock (HK) Limited                                            S8 Pro Ultra

Zafferano America                                                    Theta Lamp

Kitchen Electrics

Company                                                                     Product

Jura Inc.                                                                       GIGA 10

Lomi                                                                             Smart Waste Appliance

Ooni Limited                                                               Ooni

StoreBound                                                                Dash Digital Turbo Hand Mixer

THE COOKWARE COMPANY (USA), LLC                GreenPan Premiere XL Smoke-Less Grill & Griddle

Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery

Company                                                                     Product

Dreamfarm                                                                 Sharple

Evriholder Products, LLC                                         Bag Preservers

Gourmet Easy                                                            Fine and Coarse Garlic Press 

Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC                                   GEFU Four Way Grater VCUT with adjustable slice

Pro4uk Ltd                                                                  POPit Jar Opener


Company                                                                     Product

Dreamfarm                                                                 Fluicer

Dreamfarm                                                                 Ograte

OXO                                                                             OXO Good Grips 8-Piece Refrigerator Organization Set

Progressive International Corp.                            Prepworks Valencia EZ Juice

That Inventions                                                         ChillTHAT Platter

Luggage, Travel Goods + Accessories

Company                                                                     Product

DripLock                                                                       DripLock

FLYYPOD                                                                      FLYYPOD® SLEEP POD

Matador                                                                      Globerider45 Travel Pack

Pang Wangle                                                              Bug Repellent Tranquil Blanket with Insect Shield® Repellent Technology

Sherpani                                                                      Soleil AT

Pet Products

Company                                                                     Product

Dexas International, Ltd.                                          Snack & Distract Licking Mat

License-Way                                                               SimplyCare Litterbox

Neater Pet Brands                                                     FurDozer X6 Pet Hair Remover

Paikka                                                                          PAIKKA Cool Bowl

Trinity                                                                          TRINITY 20 Litter Box Enclosure End Table w Drawer

Smart Home Products

Company                                                                     Product

Chefman                                                                      CHEF iQ Smart Thermometer™ 

CookingPal Ltd.                                                           Pronto and Alto by CookingPal

Growgreen Limited                                                    aspara® Stylist Lite Smart Grower – Art Series

Hamilton Housewares P. Ltd                                   Milton Smart Range

Withings                                                                      Body Comp

Sustainable Products

Company                                                                     Product

Brabantia USA                                                           Sort & Go Stackable Bin

LARQ, Inc.                                                                   LARQ Bottle Filtered

Loopy Products                                                         Sustainable Coffee Mug – Made with Waste from Coffee


Magisso North America                                           KONNA Fly Trap

The FRESHGLOW Co.                                               FRESHPAPER Pick-A-Size Produce Saver Sheets


Company                                                                     Product

Freshlink Product Development,                            ZIP LIP SALT PIG


madesmart                                                                  Dipware Appetizer Tray

Sempli                                                                           Monti-Mini Decanter + Monti-Rosso

United Sales & Marketing Inc.                                  Re-Gen Ontario collection

VIVA Scandinavia                                                        The Peaks Glass Set of 4

The judging panel for the annual IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) included housewares buyers from retailers including Ace Hardware, Albertsons, Artichoke, The Container Store, The Cook’s Warehouse, Dreamscape, Event Network, Giant Eagle, HTI Buying Group, In the Kitchen, JCPenney, Kitchen Shop, Lekka Retail Concepts, Leon & Lulu, National Building Museum, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Pampered Chef, Quality Products, Sign of the Bear, Toque Blanche and Yestis. Other judges included consumer editors, bloggers and many distinguished industry designers.

View the finalists in each category here TheInspiredHomeShow.com/awards/gia-product/  

The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s global home + housewares marketplace, will be held March 4-7 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex. For more information about the 2023 Show and to register for a Show badge, please visit TheInspiredHomeShow.com/register.

The International Housewares Association is the 85-year-old voice of the housewares industry. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (TheInspiredHomeShow.com), and offers its 1,300 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy; export assistance; industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch Report; executive management peer groups; group buying discounts on business solutions services; direct-to-consumer engagement through TheInspiredHome.com; and an independent news and information platform through HomePageNews.com.

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