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

ROSEMONT, ILL (Feb. 11, 2020) – The 70 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design have been announced by the International Housewares Association. Global honorees in each of 14 categories, including the new Sustainability category, will be announced in during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 14 during The Inspired Home Show 2020, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market.


More than 400 entries were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. The finalists and global honorees will be on display in a new 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, formerly the International Home + Housewares Show, opens at 10 a.m. on March 14 and runs through 3 p.m. March 17.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists for an IHA Global Innovation Award for product design,” said Derek Miller, IHA president. “Our world-renowned gia program is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in housewares retail, product design, student design and booth presentation.”

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care
Azurro / CLIPPERPRO – CLIPPERPRO Omega Select Toenail Clipper
Brinox Metalurgica S.A. – Flat Soap Dispenser
Polder Products, LLC – Glamour Grids – Cosmetic Storage Line
TAO Clean – Germ Shield UV Sanitizer for Toothbrushes

Cleaning
inShield Wiper, LLC – inShield Wiper
Juka Innovations Corporation – SinkShroom Ultra Drain Protector
Rust-Oleum Corporation – Concrobium Duo Blast Mold & Mildew Deep Stain Remover
Strucket – Strainer Meet Bucket – Strucket – Strainer Meet Bucket
Unshrinkit – UnShrinkIt®

Cook & Bakeware
Daughkun Inc – UNSTICK Reusable Cake & Loaf Liners
Elkay Home – Stainless Steel Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids
Fellow – Clyde Stovetop Tea Kettle
ICB Inc. – Elevated Stackable Crisper Tray
Sasa Demarle Inc. – Silpat™ Cook N’ Cool Perfect Baking Tray

Home Décor & Gifts
52Launch – Putty King – All In One Drywall Repair Kit
Aacraft, Inc. dba INSP!RED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT GROUP – Go Hang It!
GelPro – Ergo Comfort Rug
Hangman Products, Inc. – No Stud Floating Shelf™
NeverMeasure – NeverMeasure

Home Organization & Storage
Creative Outdoor Distributor – 2-In-1 Folding & Stand Alone Bleacher Chair
GCK Products, LLC – GadgetKlip
Joseph Joseph Inc. – GoRecycle Collector and Caddies
Polder Products, LLC – Breeze – Stackable Mesh Dryer
YouCopia – Roll-Out™ Under Sink Caddy

Household & Home Electrics
Bear Down Brands – MistAire Cloud Humidifier
Blueair North America – Blue Pure Fan
BONECO North America Corp. – F230 Air Shower Fan with Adjustable Height
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. – CHI Handheld Steamer
Soleus Air West – Soleus Air Patented and Exclusive Saddle Air Conditioner

Kitchen Electrics
Fellow – Ode Brew Grinder
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. – Power Blender & Power Blender Plus
Pakt, Inc. – Pakt Coffee Kit
THE FOUNDATION – AARKE – Carbonator III
ZWILLING – Fresh & Save

Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery
Betty Bossi AG – Betty Bossi Veggie Sheet Slicer
Lid Pocket – Lid Pocket — Lid Holder for Slow Cookers
Tarrerias Bonjean – Louis Kitchen Knife Series
Totally Bamboo – Baltique™ Marrakesh Collection Utensil Set
WOW GEAR – GRIPmitt

Kitchenware
AeroPress Inc. – AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press
Botto Design, LLC – Botto™ The Adjustable Container
GrowlerWerks – uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Joseph Joseph Inc. – Multi-Prep 4-piece Salad Preparation Set
Microplane – Adjustable V-Slicer with Julienne Blade

Personal Care Electrics
Bear Down Brands – Weighted Warmth – Weighted Throw Blanket with Heat
Human Touch, LLC – Reflex SWING Pro Foot, Calf and Thigh Massager
Lumina NRG – Fat Iron by Cel O Tone
Simplehuman – sensor mirror trio max
Zadro Products, Inc. – Luxury Towel Warmer

Pet Products
Ad N Art – Stainless Steel Asobu Dog Bowl Bottle
Dexas International, Ltd. – Dexas MudBuster with Travel Lid
IRIS USA, Inc. – IRIS Pet Pen (CI-908e)
Kurilon Chemicals Co., Ltd. – BOS, amazing odor-sealing bags
WALKWHIZ LLC – Two Dog Light Leash

Smart Home Products
Cube Tracker – Cube GPS
Etekcity Corporation – Levoit Air – Air Control Product Suite
Knectek Labs Inc. – TOWNEW
Plum – PLUM
Rocean – Rocean One

Sustainable Products
ashortwalk ltd – Circular Cup
BreathableBaby – Breathable™ Mesh Mini Crib
ChicoBag & To-Go Ware – ChicoBag Reusable Produce Bags
Igloo Products Corp. – Igloo Recool 16-Quart Cooler
Zip Top – Zip Top Baby 100% Platinum Silicone Breast Milk Storage Bags + Freezer Tray Set

Tabletop
Lenox Corporation – Luna Nesting Dinnerware Set
Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC – Saturn by Bredemeijer
LifeStraw – LifeStraw Home – Water Filter Pitcher, 7-Cup, BPA-Free
That Inventions Inc. – Sugi – Trios
Toadfish Outfitters – Toadfish Non-Tipping Can Cooler

The judging panel for the annual IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) included housewares merchants from retailers including Ace Hardware, Artichoke, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Container Store, The Cook’s Warehouse, Detroit Institute of Art, Dollar Tree Stores, GC Buying Group, Leon & Lulu, National Building Museum, Pampered Chef, Rolling Pin, Sears, Sign of the Bear, Spoon and Whisk and Toque Blanche. Other judges included consumer editors, bloggers and many distinguished industry designers.

The Inspired Home Show will feature more than 2,000 exhibitors and 51,000 total attendees. For more information or to register for a badge, please visit TheInspiredHomeShow.com.

The International Housewares Association is the 82-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for (US)$394.3 billion at retail worldwide in 2018. 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 1,400 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch, executive management peer groups, a B2B community at Housewares.org group buying discounts on business solutions services and direct-to-consumer engagement through TheInspiredHome.com.

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